Performing Artist Directory

Performances serve as models of artistic excellence, inspire creative thinking and introduce young audiences to the world’s diverse cultural traditions.  Music Center on Tour brings the immediacy of live performance to schools.  These performances reflect and celebrate the finest artistic contributions of the world’s cultures, and are designed to complement and enhance what students are learning in the classroom.

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  • A Gaelic Gathering: Irish Music & Dance >

    A Gaelic Gathering - Irish Music and Dance, was first commissioned by the Music Center for World City, the acclaimed performance series for children and families. The company of internationally award-winning dancers and musicians gave a rousing...

  • A Quilt of Poetry, Story and Song >

    Incorporating stories from the oral and literary traditions, this beloved storyteller weaves words and melodies in her show.

  • A Touch of Classical >

    In A Touch of Classical, Juilliard trained pianist Beth Sussman takes students on a journey around the world with classical music. Her program begins with famous classical music compositions that audiences recognize from cartoons, commercials,...

  • American Collage >

    Under the direction of Francisco Martinez , this ballet company performs repertoire ranging from traditional classical ballets to contemporary, abstract and comedic dances. Mr. Martinez' choreography blends classic and modern dance, resulting in a...

  • Americana Unlimited >

    Acclaimed actress Judith Helton brings history to life with her intriguing portrayals of famous women from the past.

  • Ballet Folclorico do Brasil >

    An exaltation of Brazil's diverse values, customs and culture, Ballet Folclorico do Brasil shares exuberant dances and music that express the rich blend of African, Portuguese and indigenous influences that shaped this country. The dancers, who ha...

  • Bobby Rodriguez's Jazz Adventure >

    Under the direction and leadership of Grammy-nominated musician Dr. Bobby Rodriguez , a native of east Los Angeles, Jazz Adventure introduces audiences of all ages to America's indigenous music - jazz. This high-energy program showcases a variety ...

  • Boxtales Theatre Company >

    Boxtales is a storytelling theatre company which uses masks, movement, storytelling and live music to present myths and folklore from around the world.  This production, directed by renowned Mexican theatre artist Sigfrido Aguilar, explores the ri...

  • Brass Pacifica >

    Brass Pacifica presents a roaring, exciting celebration of the family of musical instruments known as "brass." With music that ranges from Mozart to Mancini, these five talented brass soloists use two trumpets, a horn, trombone and tuba to showcas...

  • Breadcrumbs Along the Trail >

    Stories, like breadcrumbs, offer us wisdom and nourishment both to receive and share along the trail of life. Stories help us learn, grow and unravel the mysteries that surround us. The stories we hear, like those breadcrumbs dropped in the forest...