The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular
Join us for a celebration 50 years in the making!
The Music Center 50th Anniversary Spectacular, an on-stage extravaganza marking a momentous creative milestone from the iconic venue where it all began, the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
This star-studded 90-minute show will honor The Music Center and highlight the accomplishments of the past 50 years with special performances and tributes that include:
Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center and The LA Phil team up for the presentation of a new work choreographed by Justin Peck and commissioned by The Music Center. Performed live by LA Dance Project to music presented in a simulcast performance by the LA Phil conducted by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, this world premiere performance will unite both Walt Disney Concert Hall and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion in celebration. Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham will perform an aria as part of a special tribute to the LA Opera, introduced by actor Christoph Waltz, and including a video tribute from LA Opera Eli and Edythe Broad General Director, Plácido Domingo.
LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon conducts signature works performed by the Los Angeles Master Chorale as well as a unique collaborative performance of the banquet scene from Nixon in China with LA Opera.
Highlights of musical theatre and drama produced by Center Theatre Group will fill the stage with song, dance and dramatic surprises.
A special tribute to the 25 years that the Academy Awards were held on the stage of the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion and lots more surprises!
Don’t miss this once-in-a-lifetime stage show honoring a half-century of extraordinary artistic accomplishments and contribution with unforgettable, unprecedented performances and special collaborations.
Following the performance, The Music Center’s most generous donors are invited to a glamorous gala celebration dinner in a massive 120’x230′ tent on The Music Center Plaza, featuring a three-course meal prepared by Joachim Splichal’s Patina Catering. Guests will be treated to more anniversary spectacle with a special surprise performance and dancing.