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  • Special Ceremony to Rededicate The Music Center to Los Angeles on October 1, 2014 in Honor of its Upcoming 50th Anniversary

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  • LA’s Leaders for Arts Education: The Music Center and its Resident Companies

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  • This weekend we literally flipped when one of our Music Center on Tour artists, Ballet Folclorico do Brasil performed at the Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens! Music Center on Tour brings the best in dance, music, story-telling and theatre into LA schools and community centers. You can check out more about the program, see our roster of artists, or book a show here: http://bit.ly/1orAa1Y Read More ›

  • Calling all Foodies! We're having a pop-up event that combines art w/ LA-centric foods on Oct 11th! Free & delicious: bit.ly/YkS7s3 Read More ›

  • The Music Center: Performing Arts Center of Los Angeles commented on their own photo. Read More ›

  • Step back in time with this archival footage of The Music Center -- Taking you through the construction, opening, the dedication ceremony and the many performances,amenities, and charms of Los Angeles' Music Center! Celebrating 50 years of bringing the performing arts to Los Angeles! Watch ›

  • October 9-12th, 2014 at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Tickets & more info: http://bit.ly/1u3odVM Swan Lake, one of the most beloved and recognized ballets of all time, comes to Los Angeles this October with a new production from The Australian Ballet. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, and performed by live orchestra, Graeme Murphy’s Swan Lake captures the passion, romance and magic of the classic ballet in a way that’s both refreshingly original and reverently classical. This engagement of Swan Lake has a special significance to Los Angeles as well. In 1966 — barely a year after the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion opened — The Music Center presented Rudolf Nureyev and Margot Fonteyn with The Australian Ballet on the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage. Now, in celebration of The Music Center’s 50th Anniversary, Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center is thrilled to bring back the legendary dance company with their critically acclaimed re-imagining of the classical ballet Swan Lake. The Australian Ballet is the national ballet company in Australia. Founded in 1962, with the English-born dancer, teacher, Dame Peggy van Praagh as its artistic director. Now under the guidance of Artistic Director David McAllister, The Australian Ballet presents a diverse mix of ballets every year. The dancers regularly make us gasp in wonder at the prowess of the human body in motion. But their athleticism is tempered with an aesthetic regard for the quality of the movement and its ability to communicate emotion. The company is recognized as one of the world's major international ballet companies. Watch ›

  • Diavolo challenged and we accepted. Here is The Music Center's official Ice Bucket Challenge Video! In return we challenge Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts! We as individuals have been donating towards ALS research to help find a cure, and you can too: http://bit.ly/1vsQ14J Watch ›