April 20, 1991 |
Choreographer Bill T. Jones and soprano Kallen Esperian have been named winners of this year's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. A cash prize of $25,000 and a bronze statuette by L.A. artist Robert Graham will be presented to the winners June 9 at the Music Center. The awards are given annually to outstanding young artists representing the best in the fields of vocal and instrumental music, theater and dance.
September 26, 1989 |
The Music Center celebrated its 25th anniversary in grand style Sunday night, with a party that included everything from performances by Zubin Mehta and Midori to a fireworks show. "Congratulations, Music Center" was on the lips of everyone from Bob Hope to Neil Simon, as the Music Center taped what will become its first nationally broadcast 90-minute television special (scheduled Jan. 14 on PBS). The show will feature the presentation of the first three Dorothy B.
September 13, 1989 |
Japanese violinist Midori, post-modern choreographer Charles Moulton and writer/director and set and costume designer Julie Taymor have been named as the first recipients of the Music Center's Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. The awards--attempting to match in stature the Lincoln Center and Kennedy Center galas--will be presented Sept. 24 during a 90-minute special that will air nationally on PBS Jan. 14.
September 26, 1989 |
On a balmy late-summer night, 25 years of Music Center history culminated with two hours of performances from its resident companies and the presentation of the first Dorothy B. Chandler Performing Arts Awards. But for a moment on Sunday, the whole city felt like it had come to a stop--at least it did for some of the Music Center's most loyal supporters, including dozens of its founders, from Kirk and Anne Douglas to Edward and Hannah Carter, Lew and Edie Wasserman to Earle and Marion Jorgensen.
November 24, 1992 |
For playwright - director George C. Wolfe, theater is "a way to connect to that which you come from." He explored the African-American experience in "Jelly's Last Jam," his Tony-winning musical about jazz musician Jelly Roll Morton , and , before that, in both his satirical revue "The Colored Museum" and his play "Spunk," a dramatization of Zora Neale Hurston stories.
September 12, 1992 |
Playwright-director George C. Wolfe and pianist Leif Ove Andsnes are the winners of the 1992 Dorothy B. Chandler Awards, the Los Angeles Music Center has announced. Each winner will receive a cash award of $25,000, as well as a commemorative bronze sculpture by artist Robert Graham. Past winners include soprano Kallen Esperian, choreographer Bill T. Jones, violinist Midori, choreographer Charles Moulton and designer-producer Julie Taymor.