2007-08 season

During the 2007-08 season the Orchestra completed a two-week European tour in spring 2008 with concerts in Paris, France; Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Hanover and Hamburg, Germany; Ferrara and Treviso, Italy; and San Sebastián, Spain. Other season highlights included:

  • collaborations with the Los Angeles Master Chorale for its “Homage to Haydn” concerts at Walt Disney Concert Hall in November 2007 and April 2008
  • an invitation to appear with conductor Thomas Adès on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Baroque Variations series at Walt Disney Concert Hall
  • LACO’s sixth annual Concert Gala, The Night of Knights, featuring Christopher Parkening on Saturday, January 26, 2008 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel
  • the screening of Harold Lloyd’s Speedy with live orchestral accompaniment at LACO’s 19th annual Silent Film Gala on Saturday, May 31, 2008 at Royce Hall.

orchestral series

italian inflections

Sept 29 & 30, 2007

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Jennifer Larmore, mezzo-soprano

ROSSINI Overture from L’Italiana in Algeri
MOZART Aria “Parto, ma tu ben mio” from La clemenza di Tito
ROSSINI Aria “Una voca poco fa” from Il barbiere di Siviglia
VASKS Musica Dolorosa
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 in D major

murmurs from america

Oct 13 & 14, 2007

André Watts, piano
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

AUGUSTA READ THOMAS Murmurs in the Mist of Memory
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58
HAYDN Symphony No. 99 in E-flat major

persian treasure

Nov 3 & 4, 2007

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Khosrow Soltani, Persian ney

PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1 in D major, “Classical,” Op. 25 (1917)
REZA VALI Toward that Endless Plain, concerto for the Persian ney
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 5 in D major, “Reformation,” Op. 107 (1832)

inspired beginnings

Dec 8 & 9, 2007

Joseph Swensen, conductor
Kenneth Munday, bassoon

MOZART Symphony No. 33 in B-flat major
MOZART Bassoon Concerto in B-flat major
BRAHMS/SWENSEN Sinfonia in B (Original 1854 version of Trio, Op. 8)

russia revealed

Jan 19 & 20, 2008

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Chee-Yun, violin

EINOJUHANI RAUTAVAARA Divertimento for Strings
SHOSTAKOVICH/BARSHAI Chamber Symphony, Op. 83A
ENESCO Two Intermezzos for Strings
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor

london triumph

Mar 29 & 30, 2008

Harry Bicket
, conductor
Douglas Davis, cello

MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 9 in C major
CPE BACH Cello Concerto in A major
HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D major, H. 1/104

pastoral & world premiere

May 17 & 18, 2008

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor and piano
Margaret Batjer, leader and violin

HANDEL Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 9
KEVIN PUTS Night, Sound Investment commission (World Premiere)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”

baroque conversations

baroque conversations 1

Feb 14, 2008

Elissa Johnston, soprano

BACH Concerto in C minor for Violin and Oboe, BWV 1060

baroque conversations 2

Apr 10, 2008

Lucinda Carver, conductor and harpsichord

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 5
ALBINONI Concerto in F major for Two Oboes, Op. 9, No. 3
CORELLI Concerto Grosso in F major, Op. 6, No. 6
VIVALDI Concerto in B minor for Four Violins, Op. 3, No. 10

baroque conversations 3

May 8, 2008

GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 3, No. 1 (after Corelli)
TELEMANN Horn Concerto in D major, TWV 51:D8
VIVALDI Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos, RV 531
BACH Concerto in D major for Three Violins, BWV 1064

special events

the french paradox

Oct 27, 2007

sunday in the park with LACO

Nov 11, 2007

the night of knights gala

Jan 26, 2008

mozart farewell

Feb 10, 2008

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No. 8 in C major, K. 246
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466 listen
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 14 in E-flat major, K. 449
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595