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chopin: piano concerto

  • Hannah Lash This Ease (Sound Investment commission) (world premiere)
  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
  • Haydn Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major
Jeffrey Kahane

What ever happened to your first love? Do you ever think back and smile?

Due to a growing revolt in Warsaw, Chopin was forced to leave behind his young love, soprano Konstancja Gładkowska, and immigrate to Paris. Though separated, Chopin continued to be inspired by her, composing the Larghetto of his virtuosic Concerto No. 2 with her in mind. Gładkowska eventually married another, and Chopin found other loves as well. But perhaps on certain anniversaries or when they heard “their” song, they thought fondly of each other…and smiled. In her LA Chamber Orchestra debut, “spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane. (American Record Guide)

upcoming performance

    • Thursday, May 1, 2014
    • Zipper Concert Hall
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baroque conversations 5

  • Bach Goldberg Variations

special event

25th anniversary silent film

LACO proudly marks a quarter-century of side-splitting comedy paired with live music with a silent version of the Charlie Chaplin classic Modern Times. In addition, the evening celebrates the 100th anniversary of Kid Auto Races at Venice (the first film in which Chaplin appears in the now-classic Little Tramp costume) and the 125th anniversary of Chaplin’s birth.

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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1968 as an artistic outlet for the film and record studios’ most gifted musicians. The respected music critic Jim Svejda praised LACO as “America’s finest chamber orchestra.” Learn More.

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strad-studded gala success!

LACO’s annual gala raised a record-breaking $535,000 this year! A huge thank-you to all those who came to support the Orchestra throughout Strad Fest LA! For a peek inside the stradosphere gala, click here.

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chopin and haydn share the stage

chopin and haydn share the stage LACO’s upcoming concert features a Piano Concerto written at the beginning of Chopin’s career and a symphony composed near the end of Haydn’s career. In some ways, their professional lives were the inverse of each other. Chopin started out writing symphonic works to introduce himself to the musical public, and eventually all but gave up public performance in his later years. On the other hand, Haydn spent 30 years working for a single family and didn’t really have the opportunity to work in the public sphere until he was in his late forties.