The Music Center Honored Joni Mitchell with Two Sold Out ConcertsThe Music Center Honored Joni Mitchell with Two Sold Out Concerts
by TV News Desk - Nov 8, 2018

Honoring one of the world's most revered artists, The Music Center celebrated Joni Mitchell on November 6 and 7, 2018, with two all-star concerts - JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion - and an exclusive gala, co-hosted with Vanity Fair and its editor Radhika Jones, which feted her 75th birthday and raised funds for The Music Center's artistic programming, specifically free and low cost programming for underserved communities. The concerts featured performances by Brandi Carlile; Glen Hansard; Emmylou Harris; Norah Jones; Chaka Khan; Diana Krall; Kris Kristofferson; Los Lobos with La Marisoul, Cesar Castro & Xochi Flores; Graham Nash; Seal; James Taylor; and Rufus Wainwright. The artists lit up the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion stage performing Mitchell's songs, which spanned all stages of her career. Co-musical directors Brain Blade and Jon Cowherd provided the evenings' musical arrangements.   (more...)

Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen Elected to LA Opera Board of DirectorsGregory Nava and Linda Shaheen Elected to LA Opera Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2018

Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen were elected to the LA Opera board of directors on Tuesday. The board additionally approved a resolution that affirms its longstanding commitment to cultural equity and inclusion. LA Opera, the fourth largest opera company in the nation, also announced the addition of several new leaders to its administrative staff. (more...)

The LA Phil And Dudamel Kicked Off The Centennial Season With The Opening Night Gala & Concert: California SoulThe LA Phil And Dudamel Kicked Off The Centennial Season With The Opening Night Gala & Concert: California Soul
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel ushered in the orchestra's Centennial season with a celebratory Opening Night Concert & Gala, California Soul, Thursday, September 27, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The festive evening featured singers Chris Martin of Coldplay, who brought Dudamel and the LA Phil's YOLA musicians to the 2016 Super Bowl, and Corinne Bailey Rae, who performed at the Hollywood Bowl earlier this year. (more...)

Glen Hansard, Norah Jones, Seal, and More to Honor Joni Mitchell on Her 75th Birthday at The Music CenterGlen Hansard, Norah Jones, Seal, and More to Honor Joni Mitchell on Her 75th Birthday at The Music Center
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

 The Music Center announced it will present two star-studded concerts, JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on November 6 and November 7, 2018, featuring an incredible array of singers and musicians who will honor one of the world's most remarkable artists, Joni Mitchell, on her 75th birthday.  On both nights, Glen Hansard, Emmylou Harris, Norah Jones, Chaka Khan, Diana Krall, Kris Kristofferson, Los Lobos, Graham Nash, Seal, and Rufus Wainwright, will perform songs from all stages of Mitchell's life and career, across the entire oeuvre of her 19 studio albums.  Co-musical directors, providing the musical arrangements for the evenings, are drummer Brian Blade, who recorded three studio albums and toured extensively with Mitchell, and, pianist, composer, arranger producer Jon Cowherd.  (more...)

Peter Sellars Directed Production Of LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO To Tour WorldwidePeter Sellars Directed Production Of LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO To Tour Worldwide
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2018

A performance at the Ravinia Festival in Illinois on September 13 will be the first date in the Los Angeles Master Chorale's wide-reaching tour of its acclaimed production of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) directed by Peter Sellars. The tour will feature 21 Master Chorale singers conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director, and Jenny Wong, Associate Conductor. (more...)

Patricia Artigas, Lauren B. Leichtman And Sean V. Madnani Elected To LA Opera Board Of DirectorsPatricia Artigas, Lauren B. Leichtman And Sean V. Madnani Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2018

Patricia Artigas, Lauren B. Leichtman and Sean V. Madnani were elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a recent meeting of the board. (more...)

L.A. Opera And SongFest Launch Fellowship ProgramL.A. Opera And SongFest Launch Fellowship Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

LA Opera and SongFest have announced a new partnership to launch The Eva & Marc Stern SongFest-LA Opera Fellowship Program. Now in its 23rd season, SongFest is a training program and festival for singers and pianists that focuses on song and recital repertory, held at The Colburn School. SongFest and Colburn are thrilled to join forces with LA Opera and with Placido Domingo, the company's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, in fostering community among young singers, established artists and audiences by sharing resources and collaborating on new creative projects while invigorating the increasingly vibrant arts scene in Los Angeles. (more...)

Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 SeasonLos Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Eli and Edythe Broad General Director Pl cido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2018/19 season, planned by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Richard Seaver Music Director James Conlon and Sebastian Paul and Marybelle Musco President and CEO Christopher Koelsch. The season will include six mainstage productions presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional performances presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative. (more...)

The Music Center Gets The Green Light From The County Of Los Angeles To Renovate The Music Center PlazaThe Music Center Gets The Green Light From The County Of Los Angeles To Renovate The Music Center Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2017

The Music Center today announced approval by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors of the performing arts center's plan to transform The Music Center Plaza into a highly accessible, welcoming outdoor urban venue in the heart of the Los Angeles Civic Center. With a new plaza, The Music Center will provide a place where Angelenos will not only gather prior to and after performances on its campus, but also come together to share new experiences in a completely refreshed venue with more programming, activities and events, and multiple foodservice options at varying price points. (more...)

Patty McKenna Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of DirectorsPatty McKenna Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Patty McKenna was elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a meeting held today. Ms. McKenna is currently a portfolio manager and principal with Hotchkis and Wiley, a $30 billion institutional money management firm. She has 31 years of industry experience and is an equity owner of the firm. She joined Hotchkis and Wiley in 1995 and became a Principal in 2001. Prior to joining the firm, she was an equity analyst at Trust Company of the West. A CFA charterholder, she received her BA in Economics with distinction from Stanford University in 1983 and her MBA from Harvard Business School in 1988. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual LuncheonPhoto Flash: Kristin Chenoweth, Anna Chlumsky and More Celebrate Renee Fleming at Met Opera Guild's 83rd Annual Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados - including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas - attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, Ren e Fleming, was acknowledged for her immense contribution to opera and music. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Legendary Singer Renee Fleming Honored at 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild LuncheonLegendary Singer Renee Fleming Honored at 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Over 600 opera aficionados including Honored Guests Martina Arroyo, Candice Bergen, Kristin Chenoweth, Marilyn Horne, James Morris, Diane Sawyer and Teresa Stratas attended the 83rd Annual Metropolitan Opera Guild Luncheon at Cipriani 42nd Street on Thursday, December 7th. This year's honoree, Ren e Fleming, was acknowledged for her immense contribution to opera and music. Spoken and musical tributes were delivered by Peter Gelb, Ann Patchett and Luca Pisaroni, along with a performance by The Metropolitan Opera Guild's Urban Voices, a choral music initiative that involves nearly 4,000 students and teachers every year. (more...)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas AnnouncedIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2017

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour's kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala. (more...)

Marlene Chavez, Deanie Stein and Andrew Xu Elected to LA Opera Board of DirectorsMarlene Chavez, Deanie Stein and Andrew Xu Elected to LA Opera Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2017

Pl cido Domingo, LA Opera's Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, announced that Marlene Chavez, Deanie Collier Stein and Andrew Xu were elected to the board at a meeting held today. (more...)

LA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel Kicked Off the 2017-18 Season with All-Mozart ConcertLA Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel Kicked Off the 2017-18 Season with All-Mozart Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2017

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel opened the 2017/18 season with a special program that showcased Mozart's precocious talents with the Opening Night Concert & Gala: Mozart - The Early Years, Tuesday, September 26, 7 pm, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. (more...)

L.A. Pittance Chamber Music Performs with members of L.A. Opera Orchestra & Elizabeth ZharoffL.A. Pittance Chamber Music Performs with members of L.A. Opera Orchestra & Elizabeth Zharoff
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music, 'an ensemble that can make the spirit soar' (Cultural Cocktail, 2017), kicks off it's 2017-18 Season with an eclectic program of Mozart, Berg, Brahms and Bernstein, featuring Principal players from the LA Opera Orchestra, along with special guests Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artist soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, Milena Gligic, Piano, along with soloists Steven Becknell, Horn and Stuart Clark, Clarinet on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Pittance Chamber Music Announces Concert Featuring Members of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Elizabeth Zharoff, SopranoPittance Chamber Music Announces Concert Featuring Members of Los Angeles Opera Orchestra and Elizabeth Zharoff, Soprano
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music, 'an ensemble that can make the spirit soar' (Cultural Cocktail, 2017), kicks off it's 2017-18 Season with an eclectic program of Mozart, Berg, Brahms and Bernstein, featuring Principal players from the LA Opera Orchestra, along with special guests Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artist soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, Milena Gligic, Piano, along with soloists Steven Becknell, Horn and Stuart Clark, Clarinet on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas AnnouncedIsrael Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour Benefit Galas Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2017

The full schedule of special Benefit Galas for the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra's 2017 North American Tour was officially announced today by the American Friends of the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra with the tour's kickoff concert, at Carnegie Hall in New York on Oct. 25, featuring the first gala. (more...)

Pittance Chamber Music Launches 2017/18 SeasonPittance Chamber Music Launches 2017/18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2017

Pittance Chamber Music, 'an ensemble that can make the spirit soar' (Cultural Cocktail, 2017), kicks off it's 2017-18 Season with an eclectic program of Mozart, Berg, Brahms and Bernstein, featuring Principal players from the LA Opera Orchestra, along with Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artist, soprano Elizabeth Zharoff, on Saturday, September 16 at 3:00 p.m. in the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, The Music Center's Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

Cornelia Haag Molkenteller and Gayle Kirschbaum Elected to L.A. Opera Board of DirectorsCornelia Haag Molkenteller and Gayle Kirschbaum Elected to L.A. Opera Board of Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Marc Stern, chairman of LA Opera's board of directors, announced that Cornelia Haag Molkenteller and Gayle Kirschbaum were elected to the board at a meeting held today. (more...)

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