The YoungArts Foundation for more than three decades has given talented young people the chance to hob-nob and study with the likes of Martin Scorsese, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Plácido Domingo, Edward Albee and Quincy Jones.
From the program over the years have sprung many leading talents in their fields, including: actresses Vanessa Williams, Viola Davis and Kerry Washington; musicians Terence Blanchard and Jennifer Koh; choreographer Desmond Richardson; four-time Tony Award nominee Raúl Esparza; CEO of American Ballet Theatre Rachel Moore; singers Nicki Minaj and Chris Young; Metropolitan Opera star Eric Owens; visual artist Hernan Bas and internationally-acclaimed multimedia artist Doug Aitken.
Now, in March, you can see the fruits of the latest master classes in performances in Los Angeles. (See schedule: youngarts.org/youngarts-la
The program identifies young artists in various fields of talent and helps nurture their talents by teaming them with experts in the fields through Master Classes. Formerly known as the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts, the program was created in 1981 by Lin and Ted Arison.
Since then, they've supported a new generation of artists in the literary, performing, visual and design arts. More than $150 million was given out in scholarships. Incredible artists meet with the youths and share their art and experience, recently with a roster including Jacques d’Amboise, Olafur Eliasson, Frank Gehry, Bill T. Jones, Julian Schnabel, Michael Tilson Thomas, Liv Ullmann, Patti LuPone, Bobby McFerrin, Kathleen Turner and Bruce Weber.
The nearly 100 YoungArts winners in visual, literary, performing and design arts will display their talents in Los Angeles from March 18 to 23. There will be a photography and visual arts exhibition, a jazz performance, writers’ readings and film screenings and a multidisciplinary performance and music concert at the Los Angeles Theatre Center.
Here is the schedule:
Friday, March 21, 6 p.m. Photography & Visual Arts Exhibition Opening
Friday, March 21, 8 p.m. Jazz Instrumental Performances, Writers’ Readings and Cinematic Arts Screenings $10, members $5. To purchase tickets, click here or call (866) 811-4111.
Saturday, March 22, 8 p.m. Dance, Theater and Voice Performances $10, members $5. To purchase tickets, click here or call (866) 811-4111.
Sunday, March 23, 2 p.m. Classical Music Concert $10, members $5. To purchase tickets, click here or call call (866) 811-4111.
For more information on membership and/or to obtain the promo code for discounted tickets, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The events will take place at the Los Angeles Theatre Center , 514 South Spring Street, Los Angeles, (213) 489-0994
See video of part performances on their Facebook page: facebook.com/YoungArtsFoundation. Also check out the video and the Gallery above.