The Music Center embraces outreach on a grand scale

More than $2.5mil has been granted to the Los Angeles Master Chorale by the Perenchio Foundation over the course of multiple years. This is the largest gift in the organization’s history.

Arts Summit could result in more county investment in the arts

The 2022 Arts and Health Week Summit. Photo by Taso Papadakis.

At this year’s “Arts and Health Week”, hosted by the LA County Dept of Arts & Culture, county supervisor Hilda J. Solis stumped for more arts in county services. Solis has long been an avid supporter of the arts, and ,the suggestion will take some time. But it’s always good to see more discussion of the essential nature of creative life… in the rest of life

“Very Special Arts” going online this year

The Music Center’s annual festival, rather than shutting down as the pandemic continues, will be available as a virtual experience in April, making it possible to not only continue an important decades-old tradition, but to open up the festival and its workshops and activities to a wider public audience. Please help spread the word about … Read more

More fun in DTLA this spring: Play-themed events celebrate the “Plaza for All”

UPDATE: As of 3/16/20, these events have been postponed due to venue closures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Music Center reports that they plan to reschedule the “Play on the Plaza” events for a later date. Stay tuned! If you haven’t seen the redesigned and more interactive, visitor-friendly Music Center Plaza since September, … Read more

Music Center plaza getting a Grand* reopening in August

*Yeah, the pun is terrible. Blame it on the heat, but it had to be done. If you’ve been spending any time in the DTLA block that includes Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson Theater, etc., you’ve seen the construction and the hubbub: something big is in the works. The folks at … Read more

Classical under the stars: ‘Sleep’ comes to LA in July

The next time someone says classical music is too long, remind them that they ain’t heard nothin’ yet. The headline-making Sleep by Max Richter is coming to Los Angeles, with an eight-hour overnight performance that takes place Friday evening, July 27 to Saturday morning, July 28. The Music Center of Los Angeles County is hosting … Read more

LA Opera announces 2018-19 season

  LA Opera has announced its lineup for next season, and it looks like a significant upgrade from the relatively safe fare they’ve been offering the last couple of years.  There are some safe bets, with the requisite hefty dose of artistic director Plácido Domingo in two of the six mainstage productions, as well and the … Read more

County approval spurs on a new plaza for the Music Center

artist's conception of new plan

The iconic downtown space will soon get a $30 million facelift, increasing ADA accessibility, presenting options, and dining options for visitors.  A new welcome center will make it easier for visitors to get information about the various theaters and amenities at The Music Center, and the changes are projected to double current capacity, allowing space for … Read more

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