50th Anniversary Gala Celebration

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Save the Date - 50th Anniversary Gala

The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular, an on-stage celebration marking a momentous creative milestone from the iconic venue where it all began, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.

Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime stage show honoring a half-century of extraordinary artistic accomplishments and contribution with unforgettable, unprecedented performances and special collaborations. 

6:00 p.m. Champagne Reception

Cheers to our 50thThe festivities begin for all ticket holders as soon as the lobby doors open.  Toast the start of a fabulous weekend with your friends and fellow Music Center and arts enthusiasts!

7:00 p.m. The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular

Dorothy Chandler Pavilion 1964 OpeningSPECIAL PERFORMANCES AND TRIBUTES:

•The Music Center’s resident companies—LA Phil, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Center Theatre Group, and LA Opera

•The Music Center dynamic programming including Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and as a national leader in arts education

•The Academy Awards—honoring the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion as home to 25 Academy Awards

8:30 p.m. 50th Anniversary Celebration Dinner

50th Anniversary Celebration DinnerImmediately following the 50th Anniversary Spectacular, generous gala supporters will proceed into a glamorous Celebration Dinner, where the excitement continues inside the fully tented Music Center Plaza.  Guests will be treated to an amazing three-course meal prepared by Joachim Splichal’s Patina Catering.  Additional surprises and spectacle will entertain guests throughout the evening, leading up to a grandest of finales before a live band plays for dancing into the night.      

Yes I want to be there



Performance in Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
Dinner on The Music Center Plaza

This star-studded evening will honor 50 years of magical moments on and off our stages featuring Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Center Theater Group, LA Opera and Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, and a special tribute to The Academy Awards, which, for over 20 years, were held at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The evening will include unprecedented performances and unforgettable collaborations, followed by a spectacular gala dinner celebrating this exciting milestone!
Gala Patron table packages range from $25,000 – $200,000.
Individual ticket packages range from $2,500 – $15,000.


The Music Center Plaza
Toast the launch of The Music Center’s future with a lively party on The Plaza. Be a part of this city celebration as we reclaim The Music Center’s role as the cultural hub of Los Angeles. Enjoy our diverse and vibrant culture with an eclectic and unexpected fusion of food, music and entertainment that can only be found in LA and only at The Music Center.
Tickets for The Next 50 Party on The Plaza are included with all Gala Patron table packages and at the Grand and Platinum Patron ticket levels. Additional and individual tickets will also be available for this event and will go on sale this summer.


The Music Center Plaza
This elegant luncheon will celebrate the countless volunteers whose leadership, time and dedication have been instrumental in the success of The Music Center and our Resident Companies. Featuring a speaker of national renown, we will pay tribute to board leaders, support group members and education volunteers, and their contributions made in service to our community.

Start times and program detail to be announced.

For more information, contact The50th@MusicCenter.org or call (213) 972-4322.

The Music Center is turning 50 and we want you to be a part of the celebration!

Telling the story of The Music Center will be a special part of this celebratory year. As we prepare for the 50th Anniversary, we ask you to share your most memorable moments at The Music Center with us, whether they are from the founding years, the opening night in 1964 and the many opening nights that followed, or some other unforgettable experience. We want to hear them all! Simply write your memories and uploads your pictures below.

By submitting your personal accounts and images, The Music Center may share these in a variety of ways during the anniversary year.