Did you miss us? Well, we’re back and beyond excited to announce the Ford Theatres 2019 Season! The season gets off to a jazzy start on April 27 when The Spring Quartet – comprised of jazz powerhouses Jack DeJohnette, Joe Lovano, Esperanza Spalding and Leo Genovese – take the stage for an “expansive, freewheeling rampage” (The Arts Desk), and comes to a triumphant conclusion in October with a spectacular two-day Día de los Muertos Concert and Community Celebration.
2019 at the Ford is filled with faves like TAIKOPROJECT (June 15); Element Band (June 23); Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Co. (July 6); ¡Viva La Tradición! (Sept 7), this year celebrating some of the most influential female mariachi groups; the always romantic Boleros De Noche (Sept 15); and the return of Rock Out! with Wayne Kramer and friends (Sept 28).
IGNITE @ The FORD! brings the bold and the surprising: Last Whispers – Oratorio for Vanishing Voices, an immersive experience by Lena Herzog; hip-hop choreographer Rennie Harris with Funkedified; Urban Bush Women whose Hair & Other Stories is an exploration of beauty, identity and race; award-winning Spanish flamenco dancer Olga Pericet; and acclaimed Moroccan photographer, designer and filmmaker Hassan Hajjaj, recreating his My Rock Stars series live on stage for the first time, presented with UCLA’s Center for the Art of Performance.
New faces at the Ford include visionary vocalist and bassist Meshell Ndegeocello; legendary electronic/funk/rock band Kinky, an evening of South African-inspired music by Siya Makuzeni and Thandi Ntuli, hosted by actor Don Cheadle with KCRW’s Garth Trinidad; and GRAMMY® Award-nominated We Are KING. And so much more.
After this (much needed, but kinda long) rainy season, if you’re anything like us, you’re looking forward to longer days, warmer weather and one-of-a kind experiences in LA’s most beautiful outdoor venue. We can’t wait to welcome you back to the Ford to experience spectacular views (as well as some outstanding music, dance and theatre) under the stars. Enough about us…this season is all about you. We’re looking forward to seeing your smiling happy faces in #thePlacetoBe.