Our Commitment To Your Safety

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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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The Music Center's Dance DTLA

Dance with us all summer!

Our free summer dance series, Dance DTLA, returns for 11 Friday nights starting on June 3! Get ready to dance with us all summer long on Jerry Moss Plaza featuring new and returning crowd favorites including Salsa, Disco, Bachata, Bollywood, Motown, K-Pop and more!

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SW!NG OUT

June 24-26, 2022

Acclaimed choreographer Caleb Teicher brings the best of the Swing dance world to the concert stage! With live music by the Eyal Vilner Big Band, the cast of Lindy Hop champions bring the joy, fire and fight of competitive and social swing dance to prove that there’s no better time in history to SW!NG OUT!

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The Music Center's Spotlight Grand Finale 2022

June 15, 2022, at The Music Center's Ahmanson Theatre

Join us for a fabulous night of performances by our 14 Grand Prize Finalists and celebrate the artistry, growth and achievements of their year-long journey through the Spotlight program.

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Upcoming Live Events

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

  • Tue Apr 26 8:00 PM

    Sun May 29 1:00 PM

    Center Theatre Group Hadestown

    Ahmanson Theatre

    Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mit...Show more

    Welcome to HADESTOWN, where a song can change your fate. Winner of eight 2019 Tony Awards® including Best Musical and the 2020 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Theater Album, this acclaimed new show by celebrated singer-songwriter Anaïs Mitchell and innovative director Rachel Chavkin (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) is a love story for today... and always.

    Intertwining two mythic tales — that of young dreamers Orpheus and Eurydice, and that of King Hades and his wife Persephone — HADESTOWN is a haunting and hopeful theatrical experience that grabs you and never lets go.

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  • Sat May 21 7:30 PM

    Sun Jun 12 2:00 PM

    LA Opera Aida

    Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

    Relationships are hard work. Especially when it's between a prisoner of war and her captor. Oh, and their love has to remain a secret (for obvious reasons). Verdi's epic drama Aida returns to our stage for the first time in 16 years, in a sensatio...Show more

    Relationships are hard work. Especially when it's between a prisoner of war and her captor. Oh, and their love has to remain a secret (for obvious reasons). Verdi's epic drama Aida returns to our stage for the first time in 16 years, in a sensational production starring Latonia Moore and Russell Thomas. Director Francesca Zambello conjures a gorgeous world where hieroglyphics by the L.A.-based artist RETNA create a striking backdrop to the timeless story. Expect to be further blown away by a huge chorus and orchestra, a ballet, and beautiful music that's both intimate and heroic in this grandest of grand operas.

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  • Thu May 26 8:00 PM

    Sun May 29 2:00 PM

    LA Phil Dudamel Conducts Beethoven’s 9th

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    Written when Beethoven was completely deaf, his epic Ninth Symphony has become the go-to composition for people to celebrate joy and our common humanity. The creativity that erupts through the first three movements achieves an ecstatic climax at t...Show more

    Written when Beethoven was completely deaf, his epic Ninth Symphony has become the go-to composition for people to celebrate joy and our common humanity. The creativity that erupts through the first three movements achieves an ecstatic climax at the finale when voices are added. To begin the evening, Dudamel gives world premieres of music by Peruvian-born composer Gonzalo Garrido-Lecca and Francisco Cortés-Álvarez from Mexico.

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  • Sat Jun 25 2:00 PM

    Sun Jun 26 7:00 PM

    LA Master Chorale Bach's B-minor Mass

    Walt Disney Concert Hall

    The B-minor Mass is a monumental testament to Bach’s artistry; its sheer power astounds us, and its beauty brings us to tears. Bach spent his final years composing and compiling a lifetime’s worth of his most powerful music into this single work w...Show more

    The B-minor Mass is a monumental testament to Bach’s artistry; its sheer power astounds us, and its beauty brings us to tears. Bach spent his final years composing and compiling a lifetime’s worth of his most powerful music into this single work which Robert Shaw called “the most remarkable musical allegory of human existence–its pain, aspiration and promises.”

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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.