Amid a pandemic that has crippled so many arts organizations, A&M Records cofounder Jerry Moss and his wife, Tina, have given $25 million to the Music Center, the largest gift earmarked for programming in the organization’s history.
“I think they saw incredible need right now,” Music Center President and Chief Executive Rachel Moore said of the Mosses’ donation. “This is an extremely difficult moment, not just for the arts but for the community.”
The newly renovated Music Center plaza that links the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, the Mark Taper Forum and the Ahmanson Theatre will be named Jerry Moss Plaza. The inaugural order of business, when it is deemed safe for the public to gather again, will be an annual free summer