What: To mark the conclusion of Los Angeles County Arts & Health Week, LA Opera will host an all-day summit on June 9, spearheaded by superstar soprano Renée Fleming, a powerful advocate for the arts in healthcare.

Arts & Health Week, which explores the connections between arts, wellness and recovery, is a collaboration of LA Opera and the Los Angeles County Department of Arts and Culture, Healing Arts—an initiative of the Jameel Arts & Health Lab and the World Health Organization—and other organizations from across Los Angeles.

Who: Speakers at the Arts & Health Week Summit will include

  • Renée Fleming – LA Opera's Advisor for Special Projects and a World Health Organization Global Ambassador for Arts & Health
  • The Honorable Hilda L. Solis – Los Angeles County Supervisor, First District
  • Dr. Maria Rosario Jackson – Chair, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Kristin Sakoda – Director, LA County Department of Arts and Culture
  • Christopher Bailey – Arts and Health Lead, World Health Organization
  • Dr. Laura Trejo – Director, LA County Department of Aging and Disabilities
  • Dr. Lisa Wong – Director, LA County Department of Mental Health
  • Tehvon Fowler-Chapman, Vice President, LA Opera Connects

When: Friday, June 9, 2023, from 9:30am to 4pm
Suggested media arrivals at 9am
9am-9:30am: arrivals
9:30am-10am: introductory remarks (Mr. Fowler-Chapman will introduce Supervisor Solis, followed by Ms. Fleming)

Panel discussions and experiential sessions will continue from 10:15am through 4pm. Highlights include "Music to Remember" with mezzo-soprano/educator Nani Sinha (1:30pm-2:10pm), a musical program designed for those living with dementia, Alzheimer's disease or other neurological conditions.

Where: Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Los Angeles Music Center, 135 N. Grand Ave., Los Angeles CA 90012

Visit LAOpera.org/ArtsandHealth to see the full program of events.

Ms. Fleming will cap off the week with a concert at LA Opera on Saturday, June 10. Click here for details.

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