Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

March 20-24, 2023
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Returning to The Music Center to launch a multi-year residency, America’s most popular modern dance company will expand on its choreographic tradition, adding new choreographers to the company’s repertory with world premieres and beloved classics that illustrate the breadth of Ailey’s rich catalog, including Alvin Ailey's signature work Revelations.

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The Joffrey Ballet's Anna Karenina

June 21-23, 2024
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

The Joffrey Ballet's breathtaking Anna Karenina makes its debut at The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion! This tragic love story features breathtaking cinematic production, stunning costume design and captivating choreography with live orchestra.

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Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón

July 12-14, 2024
Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

Described as a “milestone” and “breakthrough” by The New York Times, Ballet Hispánico's Doña Perón is an explosive portrait of Eva “Evita” Perón, one of the most recognizable and controversial women in Argentinian history.

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The Music Center Presents Music off the Wall

On view: March 5 - May 4, 2024
Jerry Moss Plaza & Plaza Gallery
Free

For the first time in its 60-year history, The Music Center transforms Jerry Moss Plaza into an interactive augmented reality gallery featuring 16 digital artworks, with accompanying music, brought to life through visitors’ smartphones. This free AR exhibit in the heart of DTLA showcases local and global artists and their captivating creations.

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The Music Center Stands Against All Hate and Terrorism

In these times, when many are being treated without regard for humanity, we must decry the use of brutality against innocent peoples, no matter their affiliation or nationality.

We grieve the many lives lost and join with our elected officials as well as community and religious leaders in uplifting our common humanity and seeking a path towards peace for Israelis and Palestinians.

Upcoming Live Events

Join us for the return of live events and performances at The Music Center!

  • Sat Feb 24 7:30 PM

    Sun Mar 17 2:00 PM

    LA Opera Highway 1 USA & The Dwarf

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    The groundbreaking Recovered Voices project returns with a pair of powerful one-act operas. The power of art triumphs over historical neglect and censorship in two 20th-century gems. First up is a rare staging of Highway 1, USA by William Grant St...Show more

    The groundbreaking Recovered Voices project returns with a pair of powerful one-act operas. The power of art triumphs over historical neglect and censorship in two 20th-century gems. First up is a rare staging of Highway 1, USA by William Grant Still, a trailblazing Jim Crow-era composer hailed as “the Dean of African-American Composers.” A hardworking couple determined to build a better life, discover that their years of sacrifices have been misguided. This new production is staged by visionary director Kaneza Schaal, who helmed the stunning 2022 production of Omar.
    Next, The Dwarf, a heartbreaking tale of one-sided love in an opulent Spanish court. Last presented here in 2008 to critical acclaim, Oscar Wilde’s fable is brought to life through a lush and romantic score by Alexander Zemlinsky, whose career was cut short by the rise of the Nazi regime.

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  • Tue Mar 05 12:00 PM

    Sat May 04 12:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program: Digital Innovation Initiative The Music Center Presents Music off the Wall

    Jerry Moss Plaza & Plaza Gallery

    For the first time in its 60-year history, The Music Center transforms Jerry Moss Plaza into an interactive augmented reality gallery featuring 16 digital artworks, with accompanying music, brought to life through visitors’ smartphones. This free ...Show more

    For the first time in its 60-year history, The Music Center transforms Jerry Moss Plaza into an interactive augmented reality gallery featuring 16 digital artworks, with accompanying music, brought to life through visitors’ smartphones. This free AR exhibit in the heart of DTLA showcases local and global artists and their captivating creations.

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  • Thu Mar 07 8:00 PM

    Sun Mar 10 2:00 PM

    LA Phil Prokofiev and Rachmaninoff

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    The exciting Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan leads the LA Phil in Prokofiev’s majestic Fifth Symphony, conceived by the composer as “glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit” set against the backdrop of World War II drawing to a close.Show more

    The exciting Venezuelan conductor Domingo Hindoyan leads the LA Phil in Prokofiev’s majestic Fifth Symphony, conceived by the composer as “glorifying the grandeur of the human spirit” set against the backdrop of World War II drawing to a close.

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  • Tue Mar 26 8:00 PM

    Sun Mar 31 2:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group Alex Edelman's Just For Us

    Mark Taper Forum

    Alex Edelman's Just For Us returns to the Mark Taper Forum March 26-31!

    Expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for ...Show more

    Alex Edelman's Just For Us returns to the Mark Taper Forum March 26-31!

    Expertly crafted by one of comedy’s most distinctive voices, this singular theatrical experience is an exploration of identity and our collective capacity for empathy—and it’s also “belly-laugh funny!” (The New York Times). In the wake of a string of anti-Semitic rhetoric pointed in his direction online, standup comic Edelman decides to go straight to the source; specifically, Queens, where he covertly attends a meeting of White Nationalists and comes face-to-face with the people behind the keyboards. What happens next forms the backbone of the shockingly relevant, utterly hilarious, and only moderately perspirant stories that comprise Just for Us.

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  • Tue Apr 02 8:00 PM

    Sun Apr 28 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group Funny Girl

    Ahmanson Theatre

    Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direct...Show more

    Featuring one of the most iconic scores of all time by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, an updated book from Harvey Fierstein based on the original classic by Isobel Lennart, tap choreography by Ayodele Casel, choreography by Ellenore Scott, and direction from Michael Mayer, this love letter to the theatre has the whole shebang!

    The sensational Broadway revival dazzles with celebrated classic songs, including “Don’t Rain On My Parade,” “I’m the Greatest Star,” and “People.” This bittersweet comedy is the story of the indomitable Fanny Brice, a girl from the Lower East Side who dreamed of a life on the stage. Everyone told her she’d never be a star, but then something funny happened—she became one of the most beloved performers in history, shining brighter than the brightest lights of Broadway.

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  • Sat Apr 06 2:00 PM

    Sun Apr 07 7:00 PM

    LA Master Chorale I Believe: The Music of Bach, Bonds & Robles

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    From Bach, Bonds to Robles, this program is filled with music with great strength of purpose in every phrase and note.

    From Bach, Bonds to Robles, this program is filled with music with great strength of purpose in every phrase and note.

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The Music Center Is Home To

TMC Arts, Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil.

Land Acknowledgment

As a steward of The Music Center of Los Angeles County, we recognize that we occupy land originally and still inhabited and cared for by the Tongva, Tataviam, Serrano, Kizh and Chumash Peoples. We honor and pay respect to their elders and descendants—past, present and emerging—as they continue their stewardship of these lands and waters. Read more.