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Leigh Ann Hahn
Director of Programming
Leigh Ann Hahn joined the Grand Performances team in 1992 after 15 years of for-profit business marketing in several different industries including banking, real estate, and entertainment. She has served as panelist for the Association of Performing Arts Presenters Arts Partners program, Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Department, Los Angeles Dance Kaleidoscope, The Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Long Beach Public Corporation for the Arts. Hahn is currently a member of the board of directors for Khmer Arts, a Cambodian arts and culture organization based in Los Angeles County.
The Grand Jewels $10,000+
Production Manager, LAX Programs
Doug has been involved in production in one way or another since 1990. He has been helping make magic at Grand Performances since 2001 filling in almost every job that can happen on the plaza. "In this crazy world we live in I know one thing, we need art. I will do what I can to make this world a better place. One art happening at a time."
Diamond $5,000 - $9,999
Emerald $2,500 - $4,999
Executive Director - Emeritus
In 1990, following a 22-year career as a performer, manager, and curator of cultural programs, Michael Alexander became the first Artistic Director for the free public concert series presented by Grand Performances in Downtown Los Angeles at California Plaza. From the beginning, he set the tone for Grand Performances’ approach to programming, with an eye to serving the entire community and to developing supportive relationships with the local arts community.
Reflecting on his tenure, Michael stated, “I am proud that Grand Performances has grown into an award-winning concert series that focuses on the cultural diversity of our city, and that we have developed innovative community-involvement programs that have resulted in the most diverse audiences in the country. We see our program as a model for the strong role that the arts can play in building healthier communities everywhere.”
Currently, Alexander serves on numerous non-profit arts and community service boards where he uses his skills in policy development, government affairs, and community relations. His strong belief that the arts play a vital role in building healthier communities is evident in the direction that Grand Performances takes in programming, marketing, and community relations.
A native Angeleno, he started his professional performing career as a teenager, working as a clown in the Los Angeles City Circus and as a dancer in the Aman Folk Ensemble. He can still ride his unicycle forward!
Production Manager - Emeritus
Fred often jokes that he changes careers every 19 years whether he needs to or not. Fred has a BA in music from The University of North Texas, America’s premier jazz school, and a Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music. He was a percussionist with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and the New American Symphony with Leopold Stokowski. His Broadway shows include Man of La Mancha with José Farrer, West Side Story with Chita Rivera and I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin and Robert Preston. The last seven years of Fred’s playing career was with Doc Severinsen, after stints as the drummer for Johnny Mathis, Shirley Bassey and others.
For approximately 19 years Fred toured as a Sound Engineer/Lighting Designer/Company Manager for many artists including; Mel Tormé, Kronos Quartet, Tony Bennett, Carol Channing, Sid Caesar, Ben Vereen, The Brothers Johnson and Quincy Jones.
For 19 years (of course) Fred owned and operated Concertech which was the sound vendor for Grand Performances (then California Plaza Presents). Fred joined the Grand Performances staff in the early ‘90’s and this is his 19th season!
Ruby $1,000 - $2,499
Sapphire $600 - $999
Topaz $300 - $599
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