A BRIEF HISTORY OF
MONDAY EVENING CONCERTS
WHERE MUSICAL HISTORY IS MADE. SINCE 1939.
Founded in 1939, Monday Evening Concerts (MEC) is one of the longest running series in the world devoted to contemporary music. MEC has gained international admiration for its presentation of music frequently new, sometimes old and always uniquely stimulating. Musical history is made at Monday Evening Concerts, whether it was the American debut of Pierre Boulez, world premieres of Igor Stravinsky, or the appearances here of such artists as Marino Formenti and the Arditti Quartet. Presenting the finest local and visiting artists, MEC is the place to hear adventurous new music in Los Angeles.Monday Evening Concerts is a seven-time national winner of the ASCAP/Chamber Music America Award for Adventurous Programming and is the subject of a full-length book entitled "Evenings On and Off the Roof," written by Dorothy Lamb Crawford.
The 2017 / 2018 season is supported, in part, by the Colburn Foundation, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commision, the Amphion Foundation, the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation, the Alice M. Ditson Fund and the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Los Angeles.
We are especially grateful for the contributions from individual audience members and community members, without whom the series would not be possible.
For information about how you can support Monday Evening Concerts, please visit our Support page.