Music in L.A.
Explore the Los Angeles music world beyond Oxy:
- Experience L.A.
- Art Electric
A worldwide calendar of new music, electronic music, and media art.
Many of Los Angeles’ folk music concerts from various cultures, especially American and Celtic, are listed in this online magazine.
- L.A. Stage Alliance
A window into the vast Los Angeles theater community. Offers a service that provides half-price tickets for a variety of venues. The programming changes weekly and even includes the occasional opera.
- L.A. Weekly
Weekly music events (classical, popular, new music, world music) from the L.A. Weekly.
- Los Angeles Sound Calendar
New and experimental music listings, along with listings for performance art, dance, poetry, film, and visual arts.
- Los Angeles Times
Articles and listings of Los Angeles music, art, and film from the Los Angeles Times.
- New Music L.A. Calendar
Calendar of Los Angeles music events.
- New Music TBD Calendar and Forum
New and experimental music in Los Angeles; has many other useful links.
- Southern California IDM (Intelligent Dance Music) Calendar
- Chamber Music in Historic Sites
A permanent floating concert series, performing in buildings with music created especially to suit their design.
- Harpsichord Center Artists Series
A Baroque music concert series.
- Le Salon de Musiques
By removing the stage, Le Salon de Musiques concert series in Los Angeles offers a more personal touch to listeners eager to familiarize themselves with chamber music and learn through a new dialogue between artist and audience.
- Los Angeles County Museum of Art Music Series
Free chamber music concerts also broadcast live on K-MOZART, 105.1 FM (www.sundayslive.org).
- Monday Evening Concerts
For over 60 years, MEC has gained international admiration for its presentation of music frequently new, sometimes old and always uniquely stimulating.
- Piano Spheres
Solo piano music series at Zipper Hall.
- Society for the Activation of Social Space through Art and Sound
Experimental concert series at the Schindler House in West Hollywood.
- Visual Music: SEE HEAR NOW!
A performance series investigating the synaesthetic resonance between contemporary music and visual art. Co-presented by the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) and the Roy and Edna Disney/CalArts Theater, REDCAT, in conjunction with MOCA’s exhibition, Visual Music.
- EAR Unit
A new music group based in Los Angeles.
- Los Angeles Sonic Odyssey
A festival of new electroacoustic music, directed by Occidental faculty member Jennifer Logan
- Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Chamber orchestra including the best musicians from Los Angeles, some of whom have been with the orchestra over 20 years.
- Los Angeles Philharmonic
Includes several music series--jazz, world music, new music (Green Umbrella), chamber music, and recitals.
- Long Beach Symphony Orchestra
Established in 1935, the Long Beach Symphony Orchestra draws loyal audiences from the greater Long Beach region to its six Classics in the Terrace Theater, four Symphony POPS! concerts in the Long Beach Arena, and its new Holiday Celebration concert.
- Musica Angelica
A Baroque orchestra.
- Pacific Symphony Orchestra
Founded in 1978, Orange County’s Pacific Symphony has played a central role in the growth of the performing arts in Orange County. It presents more than 80 concerts per year.
Opera Companies and Choral Groups
- Downtown Opera
Downtown Opera is a company devoted to presenting new, alternative chamber operas by living composers.
- Long Beach Opera
The oldest operatic producing company in the metropolitan Los Angeles/Orange County region.
- Los Angeles Master Chorale, Pacific Chorale, Angeles Chorale
- Los Angeles Opera
The United States’ fifth largest opera house, under the leadership of General Director Plácido Domingo.
- Opera Pacific
One of the top professional opera companies in the nation.
- Beyond Baroque
A performance space in Venice featuring new music, improvisation, readings, and poetry.
- California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz
The California Institute for the Preservation of Jazz is a state-chartered institute housed in Cal State L.A. Its mission is to preserve and promote the great American cultural heritage and social history of jazz music by building a bridge to diverse communities through education and outreach.
- Center for the Arts, Eagle Rock
Features new music concerts, art classes, and open-mic poetry.
- Dangerous Curve
A new downtown Los Angeles experimental exhibition and performance space.
- Grand Performances
Grand Performances has seasonal outdoor performances (June through October) in a beautiful downtown L.A. setting.
- Hammer Museum
UCLA’s department of ethnomusicology and the Hammer Museum jointly present “A Spring Festival of World Music” in the Museum’s courtyard. Performed by students and faculty, this lively series of international rhythms, sounds, and dance is free to the public.
- The Huntington Library
A collections-based research and educational institution established in 1919, sometimes hosting musical performances.
- The Japan-American National Museum
This museum presents music from many cultures, not solely Japanese music.
- The Knitting Factory
New music, jazz, fusion.
- Line Space Line
New and improvised music, Monday nights downtown.
- Long Beach Terrace Theater
The Terrace Theater is a full-production theater used year-round by local performing arts groups.
- The Music Center
The Music Center includes the Walt Disney Concert Hall, the Ahmanson Theater, the Mark Taper Forum, and the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion.
- Orange County Performing Arts Center
Hosts a balance of quality international, national, and regional performances of symphony and other musical styles, dance, musical theatre, and opera.
- The Pacific Asia Museum
- REDCAT Theatre
CalArts’ downtown center for innovative visual, performing, and media arts. Includes various performance, film and video, dance, and musical explorations.
- The Skirball Cultural Center
Offers concerts year-round.
- UCLA Live
The largest arts presenter in the West. Regular programs include the International Theatre Festival as well as such luminaries as Laurie Anderson, Michael Nyman, Steve Reich, The Kronos Quartet, and a host of performers from a variety of backgrounds.
- Zipper Hall, Colburn School of Performing Arts
Located in downtown Los Angeles.
- Contact: Wendy Clifford, senior administrative assistant, (323) 259-2785, Booth 205
- Contact: Irene Girton, department chair, (323) 259-2590, Booth 205