2017-18 Season | A Few Words from our Executive Director

Thor Steingraber

This season, more than any previous one, VPAC brings to Los Angeles artists from around the globe, artists who stand as proof that by shining a bright light on our differences, we affirm how much we have in common. Our new series, Music Knows No Borders, celebrates Cuba, Spain, Iraq, Mexico, Pakistan, and points beyond.

VPAC’s orchestra and chamber series, Soaring, includes a number of 20th century masterpieces by composers who immigrated to the United States to escape unrest in their motherlands. Our jazz series, Swinging, features several American artists who have undertaken an exploration of social justice issues closer to home. And Kathleen Battle, who has stood at the pinnacle of vocal artistry for twenty-five years, brings her new spiritual-inspired concert, The Underground Railroad, from Lincoln Center to VPAC.

Tony Award-winner, Billy Porter, brings his Broadway best to VPAC. And we celebrate another Broadway and musical giant, Leonard Bernstein, in three separate performances that honor his centenary year.

VPAC continues to offer some of the most affordable tickets in town, while delivering the world to Los Angeles audiences.

Thor Steingraber
Executive Director