2008-09 season

LACO turns 40!

Share the occasion with festive concerts and special celebrations September 27, 2008 through June 2009. Highlights include:

  • season kick-off at the Ambassador Auditorium with Sir Neville Marriner, LACO’s first music director, and current music director Jeffrey Kahane
  • the west coast premiere of Osvaldo Golijov’s Azul with Yo-Yo Ma
  • guest appearances by marimbist Makoto Nakura, pianists Ingrid Fliter, Jonathan Biss and David Fung, violinist Cho-Liang Lin and conductor Joana Carneiro
  • the Brandenburg Concertos featuring LACO’s virtuosos, led by concertmaster Margaret Batjer
  • world premieres by Christopher Theofanidis and LACO’s versatile Richard Todd and Damian Montano
  • US premieres of Lalo Schifrin’s Tangos Concertantes and Pierre Jalbert’s Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra

orchestral series


Oct 4 & 5, 2008

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Richard Todd, horn

MARTIN Concerto for Seven Wind Instruments, Percussion and Strings
MOZART Horn Concerto No. 4 in E-flat major
RICHARD TODD ceLebrACiOn (LACO commission – world premiere)
MOZART Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major


Nov 1 & 2, 2008

Margaret Batjer, leader & violin

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
BACH BrandenburgConcerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049
BACH BrandenburgConcerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047


Dec 13 & 14, 2008

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Makoto Nakura, marimba

R STRAUSS Serenade in E-flat major, Op. 7
HAYDN Symphony No. 31 in D major, “Hornsignal”
PIERRE JALBERT Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra (US premiere)


Jan 24 & 25, 2009

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Ingrid Fliter, piano

DAMIAN MONTANO Rhapsody and Scherzo (LACO commission – world premiere)
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 3 in A minor, “Scottish”


Feb 21 & 22, 2009

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Cho-Liang Lin, violin
David Shostac, flute

BIZET/BORNE/DAVID SHOSTAC Carmen Fantasy (LACO commission – world premiere)
LALO SCHIFRIN Tangos Concertantes (LACO co-commission – US premiere)
HAYDN Symphony No. 92 in G major, “Oxford”


Apr 18 & 19, 2009

Joana Carneiro, conductor
David Fung, piano

MOZART Symphony No. 31 in D major, “Paris”
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1 in C major


May 16 & 17, 2009

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Jonathan Biss, piano

Radiant Mind, Sound Investment commission (world premiere)
SCHUMANN Piano Concerto in A minor
DE FALLA Ritual Fire Dance from El amor brujo
GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes

baroque conversations

baroque conversations 1

Jan 22, 2009

BACH Concerto for Keyboard No. 3 in D major, BWV 1054
BACH Concerto for Keyboard No. 5 in F minor, BWV 1056
BACH Suite No. 4 in D major, BWV 1069

baroque conversations 2

Feb 26, 2009

Monica Huggett, leader & violin
Elissa Johnston, soprano
John Schneiderman, lute

MATTHEW LOCKE Music from The Tempest (Interspersed with Ariel’s songs from the 1667 Tempest revival, by Pelham Humfrey, Pietro Reggio and John Banister)
PURCELL Suite from The Fairy Queen

baroque conversations 3

Mar 19, 2009

Margaret Batjer, leader & violin
Andrew Shulman, cello
Kenneth Munday, bassoon
Patricia Mabee, harpsichord

VIVALDI Bassoon Concerto in C major, RV 477
CARLOS SEIXAS Harpsichord Concerto in A major
SCARLATTI/AVISON Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 6, No. 5
VIVALDI Concerto in B-flat major for Violin and Cello, RV 547
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in G major, Op. 6, No. 1

baroque conversations 4

Apr 30, 2009

Anthony Newman, conductor & keyboard

HANDEL Concerto Grosso in D major, Op. 6, No. 5
VIVALDI Piccolo Concerto in C major, RV 443
HANDEL Organ Concerto in G minor, Op. 4, No. 1
TELEMANN Wassermusik (“Water Music”)

special events

ruby jubilee

Sept 27, 2008

Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, piano

SCHUMANN/PAUL CHIHARA Overture, Scherzo, Childhood Dreams and Finale, Op. 52
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite

yo-yo ma plays golijov

Jan 11, 2009

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion
Jamey Haddad, percussion
Keita Ogawa, percussion

OSVALDO GOLIJOV Azul (west coast premiere)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

GRAMMY salute to classical music honoring sir neville marriner and LACO

Feb 2, 2009

Sir Neville Marriner, conductor
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano

MOZART Overture from Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K. 492
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major Op. 15