The Los Angeles Philharmonic has announced two special programs celebrating Mexican film as part of their CDMX festival, exploring the music of Mexico City, that will take place between October 9-17 at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
On Friday, October 13, the festival will present the program "Noches de Cine," curated by co-curated by four-time Academy Award®-winning director, writer and producer Alejandro G. Iñárritu and Morelia Film Festival Director Daniela Michel. With Mexico City as the center of the Latin American film scene, "Noche de Cine" will include scores, songs and film clips accompanied live-to-film by the Los Angeles Philharmonic, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Selections range from classics sung by Jorge Negrete and Pedro Infante, to present day cult favorites, including music from Guillermo del Toro's Pan's Labyrinth.
Additionally, the score of Iñárritu's Oscar-winning Birdman, will be performed live-to-picture by Mexican percussionist, composer and five-time Grammy®-winner Antonio Sánchez on Monday, October 9.
The CDMX festival, part of the arts initiative Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA, is offering a window into Mexico City's colorful music scene and exploring its vibrant contemporary music communities and rich, centuries-old musical traditions. It will also include performances by Natalia Lafourcade, Café Tacvba, Mexrrissey, La Sonora Santanera, and others.