2009-10 season

Join us for our 2009-10 season! Infusing time-honored classics with a fresh American perspective, music director Jeffrey Kahane has designed concerts to inspire you. Enjoy masterworks ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to a bluegrass-inflected mandolin concerto by the young Chris Thile. You’ll be welcomed into the collegial warmth of the LACO experience, get to know some of the best new talent our country has to offer and be energized by the “sheer vitality” (LA Weekly) that flows between the musicians and the audience at our concerts.

“Ideal, definitive, perfect: These are words one should never use in a music review. So let ‘fully realized’ describe Jeffrey Kahane’s performance…as he led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra from the keyboard…There were throat-catching moments…touching beauty…innocent joy…the orchestra’s collaboration was, well, perfect.” (Los Angeles Times)

orchestral series

four seasons

Oct 17 & 18, 2009

Margaret Batjer, leader & violin

VIVALDI Violin Concerto in E major, Op. 8, No. 1, La primavera (“Spring”), RV 269
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in G minor, Op. 8, No. 2, L’estate (“Summer”), RV 315
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in F major, Op. 8, No. 3, L’autunno (“Fall”), RV 293
VIVALDI Violin Concerto in F minor, Op. 8, No. 4, L’inverno (“Winter”), RV 297
MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4 in A major, Op. 90, “Italian”

discover beethoven 5

Nov 7, 2009

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, piano & musical tour guide

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 67

bel canto

Dec 12 & 13, 2009

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano
Laura Claycomb, soprano

DEREK BERMEL A shout, a whisper, and a trace (west coast premiere)
COPLAND Eight Poems of Emily Dickinson
MOZART Recitative and Aria for Soprano, Piano and Orchestra, K. 505 “Ch’io mi scordi di te…non temer, amato bene” (“To forget you…Do not fear, beloved”)
MOZART Aria, K. 418 “Vorrei spiegarvi, oh Dio!” (“Dear God, would that I could explain”)
R STRAUSS Sextet from Capriccio
R STRAUSS “Grossmächtige Prinzessin” (Zerbinetta’s aria) from Ariadne auf Naxos (1912 version)


Jan 23 & 24, 2010

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Chris Thile, mandolin

COPLAND Appalachian Spring Suite (original 1944 version)
COPLAND Music for the Theatre
CHRIS THILE Mandolin Concerto (Ad Astra per Alas Porci)(“To the stars on the wings of a pig”) – (LACO co-commission – California premiere)

baroque +

Feb 20 & 21, 2010

Andrew Shulman, cello
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Josefina Vergara, violin
Sarah Thornblade, violin
Allan Vogel, oboe d’amore

PURCELL Chacony in G minor
VIVALDI Cello Concerto in C minor, RV 401
BACH Concerto in D major for Three Violins, BWV 1064
BACH Oboe d’amore Concerto in A major (orig. Harpsichord Concerto No. 4), BWV 1055
MENDELSSOHN Sinfonia No. 5 in B-flat major


Mar 20 & 21, 2010

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano
Daniel Hope, violin

ERWIN SCHULHOFF Double Concerto for Violin and Piano – arranged by Daniel Hope from the original for flute and piano (world premiere)
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (original 1844 version)
KURT WEILL Symphony No. 2


Apr 17 & 18, 2010

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

STRAVINSKY Concerto in D major for String Orchestra
STRAVINSKY Concerto for Piano and Wind Instruments
MOZART Concert Rondo in D major for Piano and Orchestra, K. 382
MOZART Symphony No. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

great romantics

May 15 & 16, 2010

George Tsontakis, conductor
Shai Wosner, leader & piano
Margaret Batjer, leader

GEORGE TSONTAKIS Laconika Sound Investment commission (world premiere)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor, Op. 37
GEORGES BIZET Symphony in C major

baroque conversations

baroque conversations 1

Jan 21, 2010

BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 2 in E major, BWV 1053
BACH Selections from The Well-Tempered Clavier, BWV 846-893
BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 1 in D minor, BWV 1052

baroque conversations 2

Mar 4, 2010

BACH Trio Sonata in C major for Oboe and Violin (orig. for Two Violins), BWV 1037
TELEMANN Quartet in D minor for Flute, Oboe, Bassoon and Continuo, TWV 43:d1
HANDEL Concerto in D minor for Oboe, Violin, Cello and Continuo
VIVALDI Concerto in G minor for Flute, Oboe, Violin, Bassoon and Continuo, RV 107

baroque conversations 3

Apr 1, 2010

Monica Huggett, leader & violin
Elissa Johnston, soprano

MOZART Overture to Die Zauberflöte (“The Magic Flute”) (1791) – 18th-century arrangement for four-part strings
DURANTE Concerto for Strings No. 8 in A major, “La Pazzia” (“The Folly”)
FERRANDINI Il Pianto di Maria (formerly attrib. Handel) Il Pianto di Maria (“Mary’s Lament”), HWV 234 (c. 1735)

baroque conversations 4

May 6, 2010

BOYCE Concerto Grosso in B-flat major
GEMINIANI Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 5, No. 12, “La Follia” (“The Folly”)
TELEMANN Viola Concerto in G major
BACH Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043

special events

belgium à la carte

Nov 6, 2009

spain à la carte

Nov 8, 2009

turkey à la carte

NOv 13, 2009

argentina à la carte

Nov 14, 2009

italy à la carte

Nov 15, 2009

made in california gala

Feb 6, 2010