Music Programs

The 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.

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Sundays Live
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LACMA’s weekly chamber music series, Sundays Live, features the best of national, international, Los Angeles and emerging artists. These one-hour concerts are presented free to the public at 6 pm each Sunday in the Leo S. Bing Theater. Performers include local luminaries, such as the Capitol Ensemble, UCLA Camarades, and the Lyris String Quartet,  and such visiting artists as the Triple Helix Trio, pianist Joel Fan, the Brasil Guitar Duo, and pianists Bruce Brubaker, Inna Faliks and Abbey Simon.

Sundays Live is made possible in part by the Colburn Foundation, the Robert Gore Rifkind Foundation, Sarah Coode Mandell and Peter Mandell, the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust, and the Pasadena Showcase House for the Arts.

Art & Music | See Upcoming

Eclectic and cutting-edge, LACMA’s Art & Music concert series, first-place winner of the ASCAP & Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming of Contemporary Music, presents world-renowned performers and composers celebrating the museum’s visiting exhibitions and permanent collection.

Jazz at LACMA | Check back for 2016 Performances

Jazz at LACMA features the art of jazz as practiced by leading Southern California artists. Celebrating over twenty years at LACMA, the program continues to be one of the museum’s most recognizable offerings. Jazz at LACMA is a celebration of L.A.’s finest jazz musicians and has featured such legends as Wayne Shorter, John Clayton, Kenny Burrell, Les McCann, Billy Childs, Arturo Sandoval, Cannonball-Coltrane Project, and Ernie Watts. Over 42,000 visitors attend the program annually from April through November.

Jazz at LACMA is made possible in part by the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cultural Affairs. Broadcasts are made possible through the support of the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl with additional support from the Johnny Mercer Foundation. Promotional support is provided by media sponsor KJAZZ 88.1.

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Latin Sounds | Check back for 2016 Performances

Begun in 2006, Latin Sounds presents world-renowned artists playing the latest sounds from Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Mexico, and Los Angeles on Saturday afternoons from Memorial Day through Labor Day. The music program presents the wide range of music from indigenous work to contemporary blends and Salsa and have included Chuchito Valdez, Mongorama, Dori Caymmi, Afro-Cuban Jazz Project, and Costazul. Attended by over 88,000 visitors since its inception seven years ago, Latin Sounds offers a casual, festival-like environment that attracts a diverse group of Southern Californians from May through September.

In-kind media support is provided by KKJZ 88.1. Photo by Sean Doorley.