Header Photo: Joni Mitchell (Courtesy Henry Diltz/Morrison Hotel Gallery)
A Message from Rachel Moore, The Music Center’s president and CEO
What an incredible honor and privilege it is to celebrate one of the world’s most remarkable artists live at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on November 6 & 7, 2018 with two extraordinary concerts by an amazing array of singers and musicians, all of whom have been inspired by Joni’s masterful music. This is a birthday party only Los Angeles can throw! I am so proud that we at The Music Center could make it happen.
As an artist, Joni pushed the boundaries; she challenged the narrative, quite evident in the 1960s, that a woman couldn’t be in charge of her own destiny. She took control of her professional journey and made choices based on what she wanted, not what those in the music industry tried to dictate. She moved the field forward, something I truly respect, making music her own and reframing what songwriting and vocal music could be.
For those reasons and so much more, we are thrilled to celebrate Joni’s 75th birthday. During our gala on the second night of these concerts, we will bestow her with The Music Center’s Excellence in the Performing Arts Award, acknowledging her pioneering spirit and timeless art and music.
Thank you, Joni, for all you have given us, for this incredible chance to produce these concerts and to show incredibly grateful we are. And thank you to our wonderful audiences for your support.
President and CEO
The Music Center
The Music Center’s Excellence in the Performing Arts Award / 2018
Presented to Joni Mitchell
The Music Center honors Joni Mitchell with The Music Center’s Excellence in Performing Arts Award, recognizing her pioneering spirit and timeless art and music. The Music Center first bestowed this award, which salutes individuals who are innovators in the creative and performing arts, upon another great artist – actress, dancer and singer Rita Moreno – in 2016. Joni continues to be an inspiration to the artists of today and tomorrow. Her many talents and artistic contributions epitomize The Music Center’s belief in the power of the arts to deepen the cultural lives of all.
JONI 75: A Birthday Celebration
Live at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion
November 6, 2018 | 7:30 p.m.
November 7, 2018 | 6:30 p.m.
Limited view balcony seats are available for $50. Please call (213) 972-0711 to purchase.