In an LA County-mandated move that has one of the most sweeping impacts on the arts in the current pandemic, The Music Center has announced closure of all four performance venues, at least through March 31st. Further changes and/or closures will depend on how the virus situation progresses, but this abundance of caution (one of the biggest buzzphrases around right now) not only affects ticketholders across SoCal and beyond, it puts hundreds of performers and crew out of work for the next few weeks.
Please continue to support these performing organizations with your patience, your kind thoughts and positive buzz, as well as with any donations you can spare.
See the press release below:
The Music Center closes its theatres and cancels remaining performances in March across its four venues
Ticketholders are Encouraged to Contact the Respective Resident Company and Box Office for Ticket Accommodation
LOS ANGELES (March 12, 2020) – Amidst rising concerns regarding the COVID-19 global outbreak, Governor Newsom’s strong recommendation that all gatherings of 250 or more people across the entire state be cancelled, and the County of Los Angeles’ order that The Music Center close its theatres (Ahmanson Theatre, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Mark Taper Forum and Walt Disney Concert Hall), The Music Center closed its theatres, effective today, March 12, 2020.
The Music Center’s resident companies (LA Phil, LA Opera, Center Theatre Group and the Los Angeles Master Chorale), along with TMC Arts/Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, are also cancelling all presentations, public gatherings and education programs effective now through at least March 31, 2020.
This decision affects presentations by TMC Arts/Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center including the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performances of March 18–22, 2020, and those presented by the resident companies; events taking place at REDCAT; and public tours of these facilities. Future cancellations and postponements could be announced pending changing conditions and continued communication with government officials, public health authorities and medical professionals.
Ticketholders are asked to contact the respective resident companies and box offices of The Music Center to arrange ticket accommodation, including patron refunds, credit toward future performances or the option to donate the value of their tickets as a charitable contribution. Patrons may also contact the following directly:
- For Center Theatre Group
- For LA Opera
- For LA Phil
- For Los Angeles Master Chorale
- For TMC Arts/Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center
- For REDCAT
About The Music Center
The Music Center convenes artists, communities and ideas with the goal of deepening the cultural lives of every resident in Los Angeles County. The non-profit performing arts organization has two divisions: The Music Center Arts (TMC Arts) and The Music Center Operations (TMC Ops). TMC Arts, The Music Center’s programming engine, provides year-round programming inside The Music Center’s four theatres, on The Music Center Plaza, outside at Grand Park—a 12-acre adjacent green space—and in schools and other locations all over Los Angeles County. TMC Arts presents world-class dance with Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, free and low-cost public concerts and events, as well as K–12 arts education programs. TMC Ops manages the theatres, the plaza and Grand Park on behalf of the County of Los Angeles. The Music Center is also home to four renowned resident companies—Center Theatre Group, Los Angeles Master Chorale, LA Opera and LA Phil.
For more information, visit musiccenter.org. Follow The Music Center on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @MusicCenterLA.
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