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Gustavo Dudamel

In this issue...

Dudamel conducts Ravel, Beethoven and Ortiz

Claude Debussy once wrote, “There is nothing more musical than a sunset.” Endings are crucial in music, but they are often one of the hardest elements for a composer to do well. The closing SOUND/STAGE episode offers three masterful finishes from Beethoven, Ravel, and Gabriela Ortiz and a conversation between Dudamel and Alejandro G. Iñárritu on the nature of finales.

  • Friday, November 20, 5:00PM—CAMA Classic Cocktails №8—CONTINUING THIS WEEK: Watch Party following the cocktail event. Stay after to watch this week's Sound/Stage Episode together with your CAMA friends!—Please wear cocktail attire for this final event in the series.

  • Friday, November 20, 10:00AM (and available thereafter)—LA Phil: Sound/Stage Episode 9: Finales

  • OngoingINTRODUCING BSO NOW—Newly recorded hour-long video performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music, along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more—Full access available to BSO donors.

CAMA Classic Cocktails with Deborah Bertling. Sound/Stage Program Presentation by Dr. David Malvinni. Sound/Stage Trivia with Kacey Link.

CAMA Classic Cocktails

CONTINUING THIS WEEK: Watch Party following the cocktail event. Stay after to watch this week's Sound/Stage Episode together with your CAMA friends!


The CAMA Women's Board has been proud to present these weekly informative—and fun—cocktail events. This Friday, November 20 will be the last LA Phil Sound/Stage offering in this first series—another series is anticipated in Winter 2021—and we would LOVE to have a full cocktail-dress Zoom event Friday at 5:00PM. We hope you will join us for the episode on Nov.20 and dress up! Anyone “arriving” in cocktail attire will win a prize.

Thank you for your interest in, and support of, CAMA and of LA Phil's innovative Sound/Stage series. The LA Phil and CAMA are two stalwart organizations whose work spans 100+ years, offering the world's greatest music!
 —Deborah Bertling, President, CAMA Women's Board.

Women’s Board President Deborah Bertling will welcome all and mix the Classic Cocktail of the week. Dr. David Malvinni will give an introductory presentation, and then you are invited to watch the SOUND/STAGE episode with the CAMA community. The gathering will include a trivia game emceed by Dr. Kacey Link with a prize awarded to the winner!

RSVP on the registration link below before to receive the Zoom link.

Cocktail Recipe of the Week

The French 75
For the Meyer Lemon Simple Syrup: Whisk the juice of one Meyer lemon and 2 tbsp. superfine sugar. (This is enough syrup for 4 cocktails.)

To make one French 75 cocktail: Fill cocktail shaker with ice and add 1 oz. gin and ½ oz. Meyer lemon simple syrup. Shake well and strain into a Champagne glass and top with Champagne. Stir gently and serve.

   —Hosted by the CAMA Women’s Board

LA Phil | Sound/Stage: Episode 9 | Friday, November 13, 2020

Friday, November 20 at soundstage 

Episode 9 of Sound/Stage: FINALES
Episode available for streaming starting 10:00AM each Friday

EPISODE 9: Friday, November 20



Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Alejandro G. Iñárritu, special guest

RAVEL: Mother Goose: “The Fairy Garden”
BEETHOVEN: Finale from Symphony No.7
GABRIELA ORTIZ: Corpórea: “Ritual Mind—Corporeous Pulse”


CAMA’s long-time sister organization, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, created Sound/Stage, a nine-part series that has been streamed weekly for free from the LA Phil’s website, continuing this Friday, November 20 with Episode 9, the final episode from this series.  

As CAMA is unable to offer live orchestral concerts this season, we encourage you to join us in viewing this innovative project recently filmed on the vast stage of the beloved Hollywood Bowl, with no audience and with the film crew and musicians masked and safely separated.

CAMA and the LA Phil share a history of being founded in 1919 and have partnered to present world-class music each year in Santa Barbara for over a century. Our pasts and futures are closely tied, and we both look forward to another century of close collaboration. The Sound/Stage project was an expensive endeavor, and CAMA encourages you to support the LA Phil with a contribution to the PLAY YOUR PART fundraising campaign.

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Introducing BSO Now

Newly recorded hour-long video performances by the Boston Symphony, Boston Pops, and BSO musicians in chamber music, along with behind-the-scenes storytelling with conductors, composers, and musicians, plus much more.

Each video will launch on select Thursdays at 12:00PM, November 19, 2020–April 29, 2021 and will be available for viewing for 30 days after each initial release date.

The Boston Symphony Orchestra video performances, Music in Changing Times, recorded at Symphony Hall, will be the first of 15 new BSO videos launched on November 19.

Holiday Pops online offerings—under the direction of Keith Lockhart—featuring favorite seasonal classics newly recorded from two iconic Boston venues—Fenway Park and Symphony Hall; Tanglewood Festival Chorus and Boston Symphony Children’s Choir to join the Holiday Pops online festivities with virtual performances to piano accompaniment, released on December 10.

Access the complete series of BSO and Holiday Pops Online videos for a donation of $100 or more. In addition, your gift will be matched by the Gross Family Challenge, up to $1 million, doubling your impact on the BSO.