2011-12 season

Celebrate Festive 15 with music director Jeffrey Kahane and and LACO’s 40 remarkable artists.

You are invited to a wonderfully festive season honoring Jeffrey Kahane’s illustrious tenure with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Hear the music you love through the prism of his creative intellect. The season includes masterworks of Bach, Mozart and Beethoven as well as thrilling new works from rising American composers Timothy Andres, Derek Bermel, and Gabriel Kahane.

orchestral series


Sept 24 & 25, 2011

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano
Wiek Hijmans, electric guitar

MOZART Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620 listen
OSVALDO GOLIJOV Sidereus (West Coast premiere)
DEREK BERMEL Ritornello (for electric guitar and orchestra) (West Coast premiere)
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58


Oct 15 & 16, 2011

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Karina Gauvin, soprano

DVOŘÁK Nocturne in B major, Op. 40
BRITTEN Les illuminations
BRITTEN Now sleeps the crimson petal
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica


Nov 5 & 6, 2011

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


Dec 10 & 11, 2011

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
THOMAS ADÈS Three Studies from Couperin
RESPIGHI Gli uccelli (The Birds)

mozart (mostly)

Jan 21 & 22, 2012

Andrew Shulman, conductor
Nigel Armstrong, violin

MOZART Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
MOZART Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
WALTON Sonata for Strings

discover bach’s magnificat

Feb 25, 2012

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & musical tour guide
Charlotte Dobbs, soprano
Zanaida Robles, soprano
Janelle DeStefano, mezzo-soprano
Ben Bliss, tenor
Daniel Armstrong, baritone
USC Thornton Chamber Singers, chorus

BACH Magnificat in D major, BWV 243


Mar 24 & 25, 2012

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Timothy Andres, piano

TIMOTHY ANDRES Old Keys (commissioned by LACO’s Sound Investment– world premiere)
MOZART/ANDRES Mozart “Coronation” Concerto re-composition (for piano and orchestra) (West Coast premiere)
MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550

kahane 2

Apr 21 & 22, 2012

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Gabriel Kahane, voice, guitars & piano

IVES Three Places in New England
GABRIEL KAHANE Crane Palimpsest (West Coast premiere) (Co-commission with American Composers Orchestra)
HAYDN Symphony No. 104 in D major, H. 1/104

baroque conversations

baroque conversations 1

Jan 26, 2013

HEINRICH IGNAZ FRANZ BIBER Gavotte & Gigue from Mystery Sonata No. 13 “Pentecost”
BACH Toccata in D minor, BWV 913
BACH “Stumme Seufzer, stille Klagen” (“Mute sighs, silent cries”) from Cantata No. 199
BACH “Schafe können sicher weiden” (“Sheep may safely graze”) from Cantata No. 208
BACH “Bist du bei mir” (“If you are with me”), BWV 508, from Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach (formerly attributed to Bach, actually composed by Stölzel)
BACH Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038
BACH “Bete aber auch dabei” (“Pray nevertheless also”), from Cantata No. 115
BACH“Echo” Aria from Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248,“Flösst, mein Heiland, flösst dein Namen” (“O my Savior, does your name”)
BACH“Mein gläubiges Herze” (“My faithful heart”) from Cantata No. 68
BACHCanons from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079
BACH“Vor deinen Thron tret ich hiermit” (“Before your Throne I now appear”), BWV 668a

baroque conversations 2

Feb 16, 2012

VIVALDI Trio Sonata in D minor, RV 63, “La folia” (“Madness”)
GASPAR SANZ Pavanas from Instrucción de Musica Sobre la Guitarra Española
GASPAR SANZ Canarios from Instrucción de Musica Sobre la Guitarra Española
GANSPECK Overture in A major for Viola d’Amore & Violin
ANDRÉ CAMPRA Rondeau & Loure from L’Europe galante (“Galant Europe”)
ANDRÉ CAMPRA Bourée from Les fêtes vénitiennes (“The Venetian Festivals”)
ANTONIO SOLER Fandango in D minor, S. 146
JEAN-BAPTISTE LULLY Gavotte & Sarabande from Atys
RAMEAU Tambourin I, Tambourin II

baroque conversations 3

Mar 15, 2012

LOCATELLI Introduzione teatrale in G major, Op. 4, No. 4
LOCATELLI Sinfonia in F minor, “Sinfonia Funebre” (“Funeral Sinfonia”)
VAN WASSENAER Concerto Armonico No. 6 in E-flat major
LECLAIR Violin Concerto in A major, Op. 7, No. 6
VIVALDI Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, Op. 3, No. 11, RV 565, from “L’Estro Armonico” (“Harmonic Inspiration”)

baroque conversations 4

Apr 19, 2012

BACH Viola da Gamba Sonata in G major, BWV 1027
BACH Oboe Sonata in G minor, BWV 1030b
BACH Violin Sonata in E major, BWV 1016

baroque conversations 5

May 3, 2012

HANDEL Water Music, Selections from Suites No. 1 in F major & No. 2 in D major
HANDEL Organ Concerto in F major, Op. 4, No. 4
TELEMANN Water Music Suite in C major, TWV 55:C3

special events

australia à la carte

Sep 17, 2011

azerbaijan à la carte

Sep 18, 2011

belgium à la carte

Oct 28, 2011

austria à la carte

Nov 7, 2011

iran à la carte

Nov 19, 2012

the crystal ball gala

Feb 11, 2012

23rd annual silent film

May 20, 2012