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 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!

  • Sun Jan 28 8:00 PM

    Sun Feb 25 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group Matthew Bourne's Romeo & Juliet

    Ahmanson Theatre

    Presented by Center Theatre Group in association with Glo...Show more

    Presented by Center Theatre Group in association with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

    "Electrifying. One of Matthew Bourne’s smartest, sexiest shows yet." —The Daily Telegraph

    "Your jaw will drop, there are moments so stunning that you might just forget to breathe." —Broadway World

    "A seismic youthquake. A Romeo and Juliet for the millennial generation." —The Stage

    Experience Shakespeare’s timeless story of forbidden love with a scintillating injection of raw passion and youthful vitality. Confined against their will by a society that seeks to divide, our two young lovers must follow their hearts as they risk everything to be together. A masterful re-telling of an ageless tale of teenage discovery and the madness of first love.

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  • Thu Feb 08 10:00 AM

    Sun Feb 25 8:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Grounded in Creative Practice Photo Exhibit

    Jerry Moss Plaza

    Inspired by dance work common ground[s], browse through a free photo exhibit on Jerry Moss Plaza featuring works by local young photo...Show more

    Inspired by dance work common ground[s], browse through a free photo exhibit on Jerry Moss Plaza featuring works by local young photographers who have intimately captured older Angelenos in joyful moments of creative happiness.

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  • Fri Feb 23 8:00 PM

    Sun Feb 25 2:00 PM

    LA Phil Mälkki Conducts Brahms

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Danill Trifonov, “without question the most astounding pianist of our age” (The Times of London), conjures his unique style and technique to perform the longest major Romantic piano concerto, Brahms’ epic second. The piece is synonymous w...Show more

    Danill Trifonov, “without question the most astounding pianist of our age” (The Times of London), conjures his unique style and technique to perform the longest major Romantic piano concerto, Brahms’ epic second. The piece is synonymous with the greatest music of its era for its grand yet intimate delicacies. Susanna Mälkki leads the LA Phil in another Brahms offering, his jubilant Academic Festival Overture, as well as Fett on Saturday and Sunday by German composer Enno Poppe, who describes his innovative music as “dented nature.”

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  • 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 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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  • 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.