Metro Art Presents Dorian Wood: Xavela Lux Aeterna

Union Station

June 20, 2022 at 8pm | Doors open at 8pm. Concert begins 8:30pm.

The event is first come first served. Seating is limited so arrive early. Prioritized seating to RSVP holders when doors open at 8pm. Program begins 8:30pm..

Metro Art Presents a live concert by Los Angeles-based Dorian Wood. XAVELA LUX AETERNA is a chamber orchestra tribute to legendary Costa Rican and Mexican singer Chavela Vargas (1919-2012).In this performance of XAVELA LUX AETERNA, Dorian Wood will be accompanied by Isaura String Quartet and guitarist Michael Corwin.

Dorian Wood is a multi-disciplinary artist based in Los Angeles whose subject matter is informed by her own perspective as a genderfluid brown person, a child of Costa Rican and Nicaraguan immigrants and an autodidact. XAVELA LUX AETERNA toured internationally in 2019-20. The concert, originally scheduled for May 2020, will take place in Union Station’s historic Ticketing Hall.

Preferential seating will remain available for guests who require mobility accommodations. The venue is indoors, on one floor adjacent to the main entrance of Union Station, and is also wheelchair accessible.

Dorian Wood (b. 1975, Los Angeles pronouns: she/her/they/them) is a multi-disciplinary artist with a practice born from the desire to challenge traditions and systems that have contributed to the marginalization of people. Wood has performed at institutions, venues and festivals locally and internationally including The Broad, REDCAT, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, and Pacific Standard Time in Los Angeles as well extensively internationally in Spain at Museo Nacional Del Prado, World Pride, Festival Cruilla and the City Hall of Madrid, and in Mexico City and Germany. Wood has released over a dozen recordings and is a recipient of the Creative Capital Award, an Art Matters Foundation grant, and the Loghaven Artist Residency in Tennessee. From 2019 to 2020, Wood completed several successful international tours with their chamber orchestra tribute to Chavela Vargas, XAVELA LUX AETERNA. In 2022, Wood debuted their tribute to the singer Lhasa De Sela, entitled LHASA, at the Festival Internacional de Arte Sacro in Madrid, in collaboration with singer Carmina Escobar and composer Adrián Cortés.


Go Metro to the event! Union Station is accessible via Metro Rail, Metro Bus and several municipal bus lines. Take the B Line (Red), D Line (Purple), J Line (Silver) or L Line (Gold) directly to Union Station. Plan your trip on Transit app for routes and connections or call 323.GO.METRO (323.466.3876). Car and bicycle parking are also available on site.

About Metro Art Presents

Metro Art Presents showcases an exciting array of arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. All events are free and open to the public. For more information visit: metro.net/art