November 07, 2008
A recent memory is being in Paris in March 2008 with the Orchestra in the Théâtre des Champs Elysées. We were all on tenterhooks during the first half of the concert, when the audience in the sold-out and completely packed house seemed ready to be critical. We knew that many were there to hear Vesselina Kasarova, the mezzo-soprano with whom we were touring, and we sensed some skepticism about LACO. By the end of the concert, there were standing ovations, not only for Vesselina, but for the Orchestra, and the audience demanded (and got) two encores!
The previous passage is a special memory of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, submitted by former associate executive director Ruth Eliel as part of our 40th anniversary celebration. We are happy to share her memories with the LACO family as a way to look back on all the wonderful moments experienced with the Orchestra. Please send in your favorite story about LACO to contribute to our ongoing project! You may email your stories to Marcella at firstname.lastname@example.org or send them via snail mail to LACO at 707 Wilshire Blvd Suite 1850, Los Angeles, CA 90017.