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LA Opera Announces Appointment Of Keith Leonard As New Board Chair Photo LA Opera Announces Appointment Of Keith Leonard As New Board Chair
by A.A. Cristi - Jun 22, 2021

The LA Opera Board of Directors has elected Keith Leonard as the new chair. Leonard, a board member since 2015, has served as the chair of the executive committee and vice chair of the campaign committee for the past year, where he worked closely with both board and staff leadership.

Terri And Jerry Kohl Donate $5 Million And Pledge A Challenge Grant To Support The LA Photo Terri And Jerry Kohl Donate $5 Million And Pledge A Challenge Grant To Support The LA Opera Orchestra
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 7, 2021

Philanthropists Terri and Jerry Kohl have made an immediate $5 million gift and pledged a challenge grant in support of the LA Opera Orchestra and the company's post-COVID recovery, part of which will be used to fund an upcoming production of Oedipus Rex by Igor Stravinsky.

Eva And Marc Stern Establish New Award To Honor Excellence Among LA Opera's Family Of Photo Eva And Marc Stern Establish New Award To Honor Excellence Among LA Opera's Family Of Artists
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 10, 2021

LA Opera board chairman Marc Stern and his wife Eva have established an annual $50,000 award to celebrate and support extraordinarily gifted artists in opera: the Eva and Marc Stern Artist Award. The new award will recognize artists with deep connections to LA Opera and will serve as an expression of gratitude for past and future artistic contributions to the company.

Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr And Shirley Starke-Wallace Elected  Photo Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr And Shirley Starke-Wallace Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 14, 2021

In a time when its theater remains closed, LA Opera continues to look forward, finding new ways for a world-class opera company to connect with its audiences. To that end, three new directors ‚ÄĒ¬†Janet J. Ciriello, William Chase Hodge-Brokenburr and Shirley Starke-Wallace ‚ÄĒ were recently elected to LA Opera's board.

The Music Center Celebrates its New 'Plaza for All' Grand Re-Opening Photo The Music Center Celebrates its New 'Plaza for All' Grand Re-Opening
by Sarah Hookey - Aug 28, 2019

The Music Center today joined with civic and community leaders to dedicate The Music Center Plaza, opening the newly renovated, accessible outdoor urban space and recognizing it as a?oeThe Plaza for All.a??

The Music Center Plaza Re-Opens August 2019 Photo The Music Center Plaza Re-Opens August 2019
by Julie Musbach - Jul 11, 2019

The Music Center today announced it will re-open The Music Center Plaza with a civic ceremony on August 28, 2019 and free public festivities throughout Labor Day weekend (from Friday, August 30-Sunday, September 1, 2019) following a 20-month $41 million renovation of the expansive outdoor space.

LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA Photo LA Opera Presents LA TRAVIATA
by Julie Musbach - May 29, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced final details about the company's upcoming presentation of Giuseppe Verdi's La Traviata, conducted by James Conlon

Los Angeles Master Chorale To Open The 2019 Salzburg Festival With LA GRIME DE SAN PI Photo Los Angeles Master Chorale To Open The 2019 Salzburg Festival With LA GRIME DE SAN PIETRO
by A.A. Cristi - May 9, 2019

The prestigious honor of performing the opening concerts of the 2019 Salzburg Festival in Austria on July 20 and 21 will be one highlight of the Los Angeles Master Chorale's Spring/Summer tour of its acclaimed production of Orlando di Lasso's Lagrime di San Pietro directed by Peter Sellars. The tour will feature 21 Master Chorale singers conducted by Grant Gershon, Kiki & David Gindler Artistic Director.

James Mulally And Vina Spiehler Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors Photo James Mulally And Vina Spiehler Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Apr 3, 2019

James Mulally and Vina Spiehler were elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a recent meeting.

LA Opera Announces 2019/20 Season Photo LA Opera Announces 2019/20 Season
by Stephi Wild - Jan 27, 2019

Placido Domingo has announced the company's 2019/20 season. The season will include six mainstage operas, one musical, one recital and one concert presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, with additional performances presented in other venues through the company's Off Grand initiative.

Nicolas Hamatake Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors Photo Nicolas Hamatake Elected To L.A. Opera Board Of Directors
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 22, 2019

Nicolas Hamatake, a Los Angeles-based artificial intelligence leader, was elected to the LA Opera board of directors at a recent meeting.

The Music Center Honored Joni Mitchell with Two Sold Out Concerts Photo The Music Center Honored Joni Mitchell with Two Sold Out Concerts
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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.  

Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen Elected to LA Opera Board of Directors Photo Gregory Nava and Linda Shaheen Elected to LA Opera Board of Directors
by Julie Musbach - 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.

The LA Phil And Dudamel Kicked Off The Centennial Season With The Opening Night Gala  Photo The LA Phil And Dudamel Kicked Off The Centennial Season With The Opening Night Gala & Concert: California Soul
by Stephi Wild - 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.

Glen Hansard, Norah Jones, Seal, and More to Honor Joni Mitchell on Her 75th Birthday Photo Glen Hansard, Norah Jones, Seal, and More to Honor Joni Mitchell on Her 75th Birthday at The Music Center
by Kaitlin Milligan - 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. 

Peter Sellars Directed Production Of LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO To Tour Worldwide Photo Peter Sellars Directed Production Of LAGRIME DI SAN PIETRO To Tour Worldwide
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Patricia Artigas, Lauren B. Leichtman And Sean V. Madnani Elected To LA Opera Board O Photo Patricia Artigas, Lauren B. Leichtman And Sean V. Madnani Elected To LA Opera Board Of Directors
by Julie Musbach - 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.

L.A. Opera And SongFest Launch Fellowship Program Photo L.A. Opera And SongFest Launch Fellowship Program
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season Photo Los Angeles Opera Announces 2018/19 Season
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

The Music Center Gets The Green Light From The County Of Los Angeles To Renovate The  Photo The Music Center Gets The Green Light From The County Of Los Angeles To Renovate The Music Center Plaza
by A.A. Cristi - 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.

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