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July 27, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.
July 28, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Grand Park

Presented for the first time outdoors! 

SLEEP takes the listener on an overnight eight-hour musical journey that pushes the boundaries of post-minimalism and the interplay of music and consciousness. Scored for piano, strings, electronics and vocals, Richter’s piece is an exquisite hybrid of classical and electronic music across 31 uninterrupted pieces. Performed live by Max Richter on piano and keyboard along with the musicians on the 2015 Deutsche Grammophon recording of the work, American Contemporary Music Ensemble, and soprano Grace Davidson, SLEEP invites listeners to fall asleep and drift in and out of consciousness and lucid dream states, entering into another world through the act of slumbering. The absorbing soundscape culminates as dawn breaks and sunlight streams over City Hall and into Grand Park, awakening the audience to a new day. 

“A personal lullaby for a frenetic world” and “A manifesto for a slower pace of existence.” – Max Richter

 “…music [is] at times so soft and trance-inducing that you can’t help but slip into a relaxed state.”  ­The Wall Street Journal

As part of this singular music encounter, concertgoers will be provided with cots within the Main Performance Area in Grand Park (Sections A & B) or with space within the Listening Area (Section C). Refer to map for section locations.

SECTIONS A & B ($80 & $60)

  • Ticket includes access to the Main Performance Area, in the section/price level you purchased, and a cot.
  • Sections in the Main Performance Area are situated within an immersive, multi-channel surround sound environment.
  • Your cot will be assigned once your order is received.
  • You will receive the location of your cot when you check in on the night of the performance.
  • If you purchased multiple tickets within the same section in a single transaction, your cots will be grouped together.
  • All cot assignments are final and non-negotiable.
  • Children 13 and under are not permitted. Those ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.

(FREE with $6 handling fee)

  • Ticket is required to access the Listening Area.
  • No cots will be provided. Guests are encouraged to bring their own sleeping bag or outdoor bedding. No tents or canopies allowed.
  • PLEASE NOTE:  This Listening Area is located away from the Main Performance Area, with no visibility of the live performance.
  • This section is situated within a quadraphonic sound experience delivered through four configured loudspeakers. This arrangement is very different from the sound experience in the Main Performance Area. While both experiences will feature state-of-the-art technologies, the Main Performance Area will envelop the participant in a surreal harmonious sonic landscape as the artist intended.
  • Ticket fees are waived when purchased in person before the event at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion Box Office or the night of, at the Event Box Office (subject to availability).
  • Children 13 and under are not permitted. Those ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.


  • Wheelchair access available.
  • The Music Center welcomes all visitors and is committed to making its programs, services and venues accessible to everyone, including service animals. If you are in need of vision, aural or mobility assistance, please contact Guest Services at least 72 hours prior to the event at (213) 972-0777 or TTY (213) 972-7615. 




The Music Center Presents Max Richter’s SLEEP is supported by the Ring-Miscikowski Foundation/The Ring Foundation.

The Music Center Presents Max Richter's SLEEP

July 27, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.
July 28, 2018 | 10:30 p.m. – 6:30 a.m.

Grand Park 

$80 | $60 | Free with $6 handling fee

*Children 13 and under are not permitted. Those ages 14-17 must be accompanied by an adult.