Hula dancing, drumming and dance headline Music Center’s holiday show
Join renowned mezzo-soprano Suzanna Guzmán and actor Brian White, of “Ray Donovan,” as they co-host the 59th annual Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration at The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion on Monday, Dec. 24, from 3-6 p.m.
The Los Angeles County Holiday Celebration highlights the range of cultures found throughout the region. Last year, Pacifico Dance Company (above) was one of the many performers. (photo by Gennia Cui)
The free show features over 20 music ensembles, choirs and dance companies from across Los Angeles.
Highlights of this year’s celebration include Daniel Ho & Halau Keali’i o Nalani, performing Ho’s original songs in English and Hawaiian with hula choreography; Le Ballet Dembaya, a professional West African drum and dance company; and Mariachi Divas de Cindy Shea, a multicultural, all-female ensemble.
New groups to the show include Infinite Flow, the first professional wheelchair ballroom dance company in the country; Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles, the country’s largest majority African-American orchestra; Pasadena Girls’ Choir; and Paso de Oro Dance Company, performing regional dances in celebration of Mexican and Latin culture.
PBS SoCal and KCET will also live broadcast the program on TV and online at pbssocal.org. The program will encore on Christmas Day, Dec. 25 at 3 a.m., 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., and on Dec. 26 at 11 a.m.
Parking is free in The Music Center parking garage.
The Music Center’s Dorothy Chandler Pavilion is located at 135 N. Grand Ave. For information, call (213)972-3099, or visit holidaycelebration.org.