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Welcome to The Music Center

As one of the nation’s largest performing arts centers, and as a cultural anchor in Los Angeles County, The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of enriching the lives of every resident.

 

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Join Us For the 20th Dance Season!

Subscriptions & Single Tickets Available

From fairy tales to famed artists, four of today's most visionary dance companies will take you on an unforgettable journey with a series of amazing dance residencies for the 20th season of Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center.

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The Music Center's Very Special Arts Festival Community Day

February 25, 2023
Jerry Moss Plaza
Free

From free performances to family-friendly art-making activities, The Music Center's Very Special Arts Festival Community Day celebrates children of all abilities and their families to experience and interact with the arts.

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Dance in Focus Film Festival: REFLECTIONS

Open to Southern California filmmakers

Inspired by the work of Frida Kahlo along with the biographical ballet Frida, created by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa for Dutch National Ballet, the Dance in Focus Film Festival: REFLECTIONS invites dance filmmakers in Southern California to create and submit dance films exploring autobiography and self-portraiture.

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Upcoming Live Events

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

  • Fri Feb 03 8:00 PM

    Sat Feb 04 8:00 PM

    LA Phil Ray Chen plays Mendelssohn

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    The brilliant Ray Chen—called “one of the finest violinists of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times for his palpable joy and confident playing—gives his take on the beloved Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Matthias Pint...Show more

    The brilliant Ray Chen—called “one of the finest violinists of his generation” by the Los Angeles Times for his palpable joy and confident playing—gives his take on the beloved Mendelssohn Violin Concerto. Matthias Pintscher illuminates Brahms’ chamber masterpiece redressed in colorful and clarifying orchestral garb by Schoenberg.

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  • Sat Feb 04 2:00 PM

    Sun Feb 26 2:00 PM

    LA Opera The Marriage of Figaro

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Something old, something new, something borrowed and something… threatening to throw Figaro’s wedding plans into disarray. Count Almaviva's wandering eye has landed on his wife's maid Susanna, who's about to marry his own manservant Figaro. Racing...Show more

    Something old, something new, something borrowed and something… threatening to throw Figaro’s wedding plans into disarray. Count Almaviva's wandering eye has landed on his wife's maid Susanna, who's about to marry his own manservant Figaro. Racing against the clock, Figaro quickly concocts a plan to outwit his master. Will the wily duo outwit the Count in time to save the day?

    Mozart's greatest comedy sparkles with disguises, wit, trickery and humanity, all under the masterful baton of Music Director James Conlon. We're taking the magic even further with an enchanting new production directed by acclaimed filmmaker James Gray, with costumes designed by celebrated fashion designer Christian Lacroix. (Yes, that's a shameless name drop.)

    A brilliant cast of company favorites brings the leading couples to life: Craig Colclough and Janai Brugger as the ever-resourceful Figaro and Susanna, with Lucas Meachem and Ana María Martínez as the Count and Countess. Rihab Chaieb makes her company debut as Cherubino, the lovable scamp who always shows up in the middle of all the schemes—at the absolutely worst time.

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  • Sun Feb 12 7:00 PM

    LA Master Chorale Choose Something Like A Star

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Named after a poem by Robert Frost, this concert features music of aspiration and inspiration from Brahms and Schumann to Meredith Monk and Michael Abels. 

    Named after a poem by Robert Frost, this concert features music of aspiration and inspiration from Brahms and Schumann to Meredith Monk and Michael Abels. 

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  • Tue Feb 14 6:00 PM

    A TMC Arts Program Grand Park's Lovers Rock

    Grand Park

    Grand Park’s Lovers Rock sets the evening for love’s big day with a beautiful and romantic urban oasis to celebrate with friends, families, partners and pups.

    The four-hour event, held in person for the first time since the pandemic, featur...Show more

    Grand Park’s Lovers Rock sets the evening for love’s big day with a beautiful and romantic urban oasis to celebrate with friends, families, partners and pups.

    The four-hour event, held in person for the first time since the pandemic, features:

    • Live music with DJ Puffs and instrumentalist Low Leaf
    • A photobooth hosted by Las Fotos Project
    • A pop-up art gallery presented by LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes
    • Screenprinted designs with Cultivarte Studios
    • A flower market with Poppy Lavender FloralsPaint your own (PYO) cookie kits for our cookie station provided by East Los Sweets

    Visitors are welcome to bring a picnic, or purchase delectable bites from a collective of L.A.’s favorite food trucks, to dine and groove under the stars while celebrating love, kindness and community!

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  • Sun Feb 19 8:00 PM

    Sun Mar 26 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group The Secret Garden

    Ahmanson Theatre

    The Secret Garden blossoms again–reimagined for a new generation by the original creators, Tony Award and Pultizer Prize winner Marsha Norman and Grammy Award®-winning composer Lucy Simon. Follow young, orphaned Mary Lennox as she's sent ...Show more

    The Secret Garden blossoms again–reimagined for a new generation by the original creators, Tony Award and Pultizer Prize winner Marsha Norman and Grammy Award®-winning composer Lucy Simon. Follow young, orphaned Mary Lennox as she's sent from her home in India to live with her reclusive uncle on his haunted English country estate. Guided by an exceptionally beautiful score, Mary's unapologetic curiosity and the help of unlikely companions send her on a thrilling quest to untangle the pieces of her family's past and, most importantly–discover herself.

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We Stand With Black Communities

We mourn the countless unjust deaths of Black people.  We recognize the inexcusable pain and suffering that Black individuals and Black communities experience daily as a result of racial injustice and violence, and we stand with those who are raising their voices for justice. Black lives matter.

The Music Center must listen, learn and redouble its efforts to seek out meaningful steps and actions that ensure that every member of our community is treated with dignity.  We must work even harder to create, support and uplift art that is rooted in compassion, truth and cultural equity and to provide an inclusive, collaborative, creative, and safe space for marginalized voices in our community to be heard.

The Music Center Is Home To

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