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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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Upcoming Live Events

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

  • Tue Sep 13 8:00 PM

    Sun Oct 16 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group Oklahoma!

    Ahmanson Theatre

    “How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times. This is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the ...Show more

    “How is it that the coolest new show on Broadway is a 1943 musical?” says The New York Times. This is Oklahoma! as you’ve never seen or heard it before—reimagined for the 21st century, and now the Tony Award® Winner for Best Revival of a Musical. Funny and sexy, dark and jolting, “this production shocked me and moved me. This is the Oklahoma! that was there all along.” raves New York Magazine. Direct from an acclaimed run on Broadway, Oklahoma! “lets us experience Rodgers andHammerstein’sgreatness anew.” (The New Yorker).

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  • Sat Sep 17 6:00 PM

    Sun Oct 09 2:00 PM

    LA Opera Lucia di Lammermoor

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Lucia is trapped in an impossible situation. Her abusive brother hates the man she loves. Worse, he's forcing her to marry someone else in a last-ditch effort to shore up the family's failing finances. Her only way out seems to be murder...

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    Lucia is trapped in an impossible situation. Her abusive brother hates the man she loves. Worse, he's forcing her to marry someone else in a last-ditch effort to shore up the family's failing finances. Her only way out seems to be murder...

    Donizetti's gorgeously moody score masterfully conveys Lucia's isolation and instability as she slips into a terrifying world of madness. Two extraordinary sopranos—who launched their careers at LA Opera—will take on the iconic title role: Amanda Woodbury, who's now a star at the Metropolitan Opera, and Liv Redpath, who'll sing Lucia at the Deutsche Oper Berlin this year. Tenor Arturo Chacón-Cruz returns as Lucia's beloved Edgardo, with Alexander Birch Elliott as Enrico and bass Eric Owens as Raimondo.

    Lina González-Granados leads the proceedings in her first outing as the company's new Resident Conductor. Director Simon Stone creates a powerful new production that moves the story to a present-day world of desperation and decline.

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  • Wed Sep 21 8:00 PM

    Sun Oct 23 6:30 PM

    Center Theatre Group The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe

    Mark Taper Forum

    Weaving together the seemingly disparate tales of a punk-rock rebel, wealthy Californian socialites, and feminist reactionaries in search of aliens, Emmy® award winner Jane Wagner’s beloved play, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Uni...Show more

    Weaving together the seemingly disparate tales of a punk-rock rebel, wealthy Californian socialites, and feminist reactionaries in search of aliens, Emmy® award winner Jane Wagner’s beloved play, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe, is a hilarious and timeless play about what makes us human. Emmy-nominated Saturday Night Live cast member Cecily Strong stars in this 90-minute, one-woman show originally written for Lily Tomlin that has audiences, “rooting for her from the get-go...” You may not need to travel across the cosmos to find meaning and hope in life here on Earth.

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  • Tue Sep 27 7:00 PM

    LA Phil Gala - John Williams Celebration

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Launching the 2022/23 season with the LA Phil’s Annual Gala Concert, Gustavo Dudamel shares his conducting podium with his close friend and inspiration John Williams in a night celebrating the legendary composer and LA Phil family member’s 90th bi...Show more

    Launching the 2022/23 season with the LA Phil’s Annual Gala Concert, Gustavo Dudamel shares his conducting podium with his close friend and inspiration John Williams in a night celebrating the legendary composer and LA Phil family member’s 90th birthday. Joined by Anne-Sophie Mutter, Williams opens the evening conducting the orchestra in his Second Violin Concerto. Dudamel leads the second half in a selection of Williams’ beloved film scores.

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  • Sat Oct 08 2:00 PM

    Sun Oct 09 7:00 PM

    LA Master Chorale Haydn's Creation

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Let there be light! We begin our season with Haydn’s grand celebration of the dawn of life. With a libretto that draws on Genesis, the Psalms, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, this mysterious and dra...Show more

    Let there be light! We begin our season with Haydn’s grand celebration of the dawn of life. With a libretto that draws on Genesis, the Psalms, and Milton’s Paradise Lost, this mysterious and dramatic work will transport you to a time before time itself, followed by an explosion of sound that vividly illustrates the creation of Earth. It all adds up to what Grant Gershon calls "one of the most joyous and life-affirming works ever written."

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Land Acknowledgement

Situated on the ancestral and sacred land of the Tongva and many other indigenous groups who call these grounds home, The Music Center acknowledges and honors with gratitude the land itself and the First People who have been its steward throughout the generations.

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.