Southland Sessions Episode Two “The Industry Presents Sweet Land.” Photo Credit Casey Kringlen for The Industry.

The Industry Presents Sweet Land

The Industry, one of Los Angeles’s most innovative opera companies, continues their acclaimed experimental site-specific productions with a performance that disrupts the dominant narrative of American identity. Featuring an interview with The Industry’s Artistic Director Yuval Sharon, this episode unfolds as the Arrivals wash up on the shore. They make contact with another civilization they call “the Hosts.” And from there, the story splinters, following diverging perspectives. Starting as a procession through the Los Angeles State Historic Park, “Sweet Land” becomes an opera that erases itself. 

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Civic Imagination

Hosted by artist and designer Rosten Woo, this episode will explore civic art and culture, including looks at artist's working as first and second responders during the pandemic, the production and deconstruction of civic memory, art and abolition, and the future of public space in Los Angeles. 

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Carl St.Clair and Pacific Symphony explore the ability of an orchestra to paint vivid pictures in selections from works that tell a colorful story: “March to the Scaffold” and “Dream of a Witches’ Sabbath” from Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique;" Vivaldi's “Winter” from "The Four Seasons," featuring violinist Philippe Quint and Respighi's "Pines of Rome." 

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A Tribute to Linda Ronstadt at The Soraya

Aida Cuevas, La Marisoul, Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar and special guest David Hidalgo from Los Lobos pay tribute to the legend Linda Ronstadt with performances of “Desperado,” “Por un amor, “When Will I be Loved,” “Los Laureles” and many more. Plus, an interview with Linda Ronstadt.

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Southland Sessions

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