'LAX Presents' Performance Series Returns for 2019, Beginning with The Love Uninhibited Orchestra

03/19/2019 11:00 AM

Musicians and artists reflect the diversity of Los Angeles.
March 19, 2019

Frederick Badlissi
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John Kearns
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Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Grand Performances enter a third year of collaboration and musical celebration with "LAX Presents"

(Los Angeles, CA) Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) and Grand Performances present the Love Uninhibited Orchestra (LUO) to launch the third season of LAX Presents, a cultural performance series staged in locations across the airport's domestic and international terminals from March until December. Now in its third year of a three-year contract, LAX Presents will bring 38 performances featuring an eclectic array of styles, such as smooth bossa nova, vintage West Coast rock, Mexican folklórico dance, a music and Japanese calligraphy collaboration, jazz piano, and classical ensembles.

"These performances offer points of connection to the people, places, and cultures of Los Angeles, and we’re delighted to keep the LAX Presents series playing into 2019," said Sarah Cifarelli, LAX Art Program Director. "With 38 performances, we’re confident that our guests will have a chance to enjoy genuine expressions of Los Angeles."

Last year, the Los Angeles Board of Airport Commissioners voted to increase funding for the program and bring additional performances to LAX guests. The 2019 season will more than double the number of performances from 2018, and will also features 14 acts, compared to nine in 2018.
Artists comprising the 2019 season are drawn from some of Los Angeles’ most respected music and cultural performance venues, including McCabe’s Guitar Shop in Santa Monica; The World Stage in Leimert Park Village; Plaza de la Raza in Lincoln Heights; Tuesday Night Project based in Little Tokyo; and the American Youth Symphony, a Los Angeles organization dedicated to preparing young musicians to lead 21st century orchestras and ensembles.

The 2019 season of LAX Presents kicks off with the LUO, a 16-piece live orchestra that plays the greatest hits from the golden age of love songs karaoke-style and invites the audience to sing along. LUO will play classics from the Bee-Gees, the Carpenters, Burt Bacharach, Barry Manilow, Al Green, Tom Jones, Neil Diamond, Stevie Wonder, The Captain and Tennille, Aretha Franklin, Marvin Gaye, and Sonny and Cher. The show celebrates the deeper, broader, universal aspects of love through music.

The LUO will begin the new season at a kick-off event on Thursday, March 21, at 5 p.m., with a second set at 6 p.m., at the Tom Bradley International Terminal's Great Hall. Each set is scheduled for 45 minutes.

EDITORS: To RSVP for this event, please call LAX Public Relations at (424) 646-5260 by noon on Thursday, March 21.

The 2019 LAX Presents Lineup*:


March 21 – Love Uninhibited Orchestra - Tom Bradley International Terminal



April 2 and April 3 – Dead Rock West – Terminal 4

April 16 and April 17 – Sunny War – Terminal 1



May 7 and May 8 – Black Nile – Terminal 7

May 21 and May 22 – Alanna and These Fine Gentlemen – Terminal 4



June 4 and June 5 – Gingee and Ancestral Vision Movement  Tom Bradley International Terminal

June 25 and June 26 – Harold Land, Jr. – Terminal 4



July 16 and July 17 – Paul Dateh & Kuniharu Yoshida – Terminal 8

July 30 and July 31 – Plaza de la Raza Youth Mariachi  – Terminal 4



August 13 and August 14 – Trio Dinicu – Tom Bradley International Terminal

August 27 and August 28 – Vardan and Artyom  – Terminal 1



September 10 and September 11 – Mariachi Los Reyes – Terminal 7

September 17 and September 18 –  Dead Rock West – Terminal 7

September 24 and September 25 – Vardan and  Artyom– Terminal 1



October 8 and October 9 – Folklor Pasion Mexicana – Location TBD

October 22 and October 23  –  Black Nile – Terminal 4



November 5, November 6, and November 7 – American Youth Symphony – Terminal 6, Pre-TSA

November 12, November 13, and November 14  –  American Youth Symphony – Terminal 1



December 10 –  Love Uninhibited Orchestra - Tom Bradley International Terminal

* Schedules and locations are subject to change.
About Los Angeles World Airports
Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) is the City of Los Angeles department that owns and operates Los Angeles International (LAX) and Van Nuys (VNY) general aviation airports, as well as aviation-related property in Palmdale. Both play an integral role in helping to meet the Southern California regional demand for passenger, cargo and general aviation service. Both airports make a distinct contribution to the strength of the system as it provides a high level of safety, security and service for its customers, communities and stakeholders. More information can be found at  flylax.com. As a covered entity under Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, the City of Los Angeles does not discriminate on the basis of disability and, upon request, will provide reasonable accommodation to ensure equal access to its programs, services, and activities. Alternative formats in large print, braille, audio, and other forms (if possible) will be provided upon request.

About Grand Performances
Celebrating its 33nd year, Grand Performances’ mission is to inspire community, celebrate diversity, and unite Los Angeles through free access to global performing arts. Hailed as the “Best Free Outdoor Summer Concert Series” by Los Angeles Magazine and called “a grand gift to the public... democracy in musical action” by the Los Angeles Times, Grand Performances presents high-quality music, dance, theater, and more during summer in Downtown L.A.’s Bunker Hill as well as other diverse community settings including Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). Follow @GrandPerformances on Facebook, @GrandPerfs on Twitter and Instagram and our Youtube Channel at youtube.com/grandperformances.
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