The Music Center of Los Angeles

  • The Music Center is one of Los Angeles’ most vibrant cultural institutions. Established in 1964 with the first of its four
    theaters – the Dorothy Chandler Pavillion – The Music Center grew to include the Mark Taper Forum, the Ahmanson
    Theatre, and the Frank Gehry-designed Walt Disney Concert Hall. The MaddocksBrown Foundation has had a relationship with The Music Center for over 30 years, and has supported all of its resident companies: The Los Angeles Opera, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Centre Theatre Group. Coinciding with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s centennial in 2017, the MaddocksBrown Fund for New Music was created to endow one commission
    annually to a contemporary composer. The only one, by Dutch composer Louis Andriessen, was the initial commission, and
    audiences heard the piece for the first time in the Walt Disney Music Hall this past spring. In June 2020, Brad Lubman is
    scheduled to conduct the next commission, the premiere of Steve Reich with an accompanying film by Gerhard Richter. In
    addition to providing support to the LA Phil’s second venue, the Hollywood Bowl, the foundation also contributes to Glorya Kaufman Presents Dance at The Music Center, which will bring Alvin Ailey, the Malpaso Dance Company, and The Mariinsky Ballet to audiences during its 2019/2020 season. As a loyal member of Center Dance Arts, the foundation has
    helped to back The Music Center’s educational efforts in dance as well.

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