Significant works by prestigious ballet and contemporary dance artists from around the world.CALENDAR>
All the information you need to plan the perfect visit and have a sensational time
Find yourself at the center of fun with our engaging mix of free dance and musical experiences
The arts are powerful tools for teaching and learning that inspire and engage students. Our programs provide that opportunity to classrooms across LA County.
Join us at the center of possibility. Your support helps us bring to life compelling programming, engaging learning, free arts events and family fun in the heart of Los Angeles
Standing at the center of LA arts and culture for close to 50 years, The Music Center is proud to be regarded as one of world’s premier performing arts destinations
I have a promo code
This is a promo code. It is a code that allows you to access promotions which would be otherwise inaccessible to you.
In 1925 Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge (1864–1953) established the Coolidge Foundation at the Library of Congress, an unprecedented gift that ensured her support for contemporary music would continue for many generations. An accomplished pianist and avid composer, Coolidge’s passion was chamber music. In pursuit of her vision to make chamber music available to all, she built at the Library of Congress an intimate, finely-tuned auditorium that bears her name. For the last ninety years, world-class artists have appeared on its stage in free public concerts, many of which are broadcast on radio and, today, online. During her lifetime, Coolidge sponsored concerts across the United States and abroad, befriending countless performers and composers along the way. She became a generous benefactor to many and commissioned some of the most important new chamber music of the twentieth century. But her interest in contemporary music went beyond personal taste. She regarded music as an artistic expression of its time and culture. Coolidge said, “My plan for modern music is not that we should like it, not necessarily that we should even understand it, but that we should exhibit it as a significant human document.” Featuring selections from her personal papers and original music manuscripts commissioned by the Coolidge Foundation, this exhibit pays tribute to Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge’s remarkable life and legacy.
With texts drawn from the Bible and John Milton’s poetry, Haydn’s timeless masterpiece is a monumental yet delightful vision of God creating the world, bursting with imagination, wit and beauty. Leading Venezuelan filmmaker Alberto Arvelo collaborates in this joyous production (except Sunday).
A darkly comic tale of Maureen Folan, a plain and lonely woman in her early 40s, and Mag, her manipulative, aging mother, whose interference in Maureen's first and potentially last loving relationship sets in motion a train of events that are as tragically funny as they are horrific. Garry Hynes, who won a Tony Award® for her direction of The Beauty Queen of Leenane on Broadway, revisits this black comedy by Martin McDonagh (The Lieutenant of Inishmore) with the renowned Druid Theatre Company.
Amélie captured our hearts in the five-time Oscar®-nominated film. Now she comes to the Ahmanson in a magical new musical—following a World premiere at Berkley Repertory Theatre, which topped the Best Theatre of 2015 lists in the San Francisco Chronicle and Los Angeles Times. Embark on a mesmerizing journey with inquisitive and charmingly shy Amélie as she turns the streets of Montmartre into a world of her own imagining, while secretly orchestrating moments of joy for those around her.
LOS ANGELES MASTER CHORALE
GRANT GERSHON, CONDUCTOR
Alfred Burt | The Star Carol
Shawn Kirchner | O, What a Beautiful City
Greg Jasperse | Winter Wonderland
plus many other carols and songs of the season!
Ring in Christmas at Walt Disney Concert Hall with your favorite carols and songs of the season sung to perfection by the LA Master Chorale. Festival of Carols has something for everyone – traditional favorites, new arrangements and undiscovered gems – artfully selected by Artistic Director Grant Gershon to kick off the holiday season.
From the gentle simplicity of the Pastorale to the colossal final choruses, Handel’s universally beloved musical epic on the life and mission of Jesus Christ will permeate your heart and soul. Making it even more special is the unanimity, purity, and stylish perfection of the choral sound from the ensemble that was founded by Baroque expert Labadie.
The Debbie Allen Dance Academy & The Annenberg Foundation in association with The Music Center are proud to present “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. This is the seventh annual presentation of "The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker" written, directed and choreographed by Debbie Allen. In this adaptation, it is three laugh-out-loud wise-cracking rats who take over the story, whisking us off on an adventure through Candy Cane Land, The Rainforest, Bollywood, Egypt and more! Filled with lively characters, new music and spectacular dancing, ‘The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker’ is the three-time Nutty Award winning production that is not to be missed, promising something for all ages! Starring Tisha Campbell, Clifford Williams, Kristopher Nobles, Tichina Arnold, Carlo Imperato, Debbie Allen and and Destiny Wimpye as “Kara." With an original score by Mariah Carey, Arturo Sandoval, Chau-Giang Thi Nguyen, James Ingram, Shiamak Davar, Tena Clark and Thump, “The Hot Chocolate Nutcracker” is sure to be a hit with audiences of all ages.