Music in L.A.

Explore the Los Angeles music world beyond Oxy:

Arts Calendars

  • Experience L.A.
  • FolkWorks
    Many of Los Angeles’ folk music concerts from various cultures, especially American and Celtic, are listed in this online magazine.
  • LA Jazz
    Los Angeles jazz music news and events.
  • 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 Times
    Articles and listings of Los Angeles music, art, and film from the Los Angeles Times.

Music Series

  • 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
    The LACMA Department of Music Programs, seven-time national winner of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming, annually presents over one hundred concerts featuring leading international and local ensembles in programs of classical, jazz, Latin, and new music.
  • 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.

New 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.
  • wild Up
    A 24-member classical/contemporary ensemble comprising Los Angeles musicians committed to creating visceral, thought-provoking happenings.

Orchestras

  • 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

Performance Spaces