September 13, 2011
If you’ve ever been curious about the incredibly talented and charismatic man who serves as LACO’s music director, you will most definitely want to read the Los Angeles Times article featuring Jeffrey Kahane.
The Los Angeles Times writes:
“Playing the keyboard while leading an orchestra requires special skills. Murray Perahia, Daniel Barenboim and Kahane are among the few musicians who have excelled at this task in recent history.
Kahane’s team spirit stems from his deep engagement with chamber music, a genre that generally promotes a more cooperative environment than symphonic music, where the conductor rules from the podium. But Kahane’s sensibility extends further back, to his childhood passion for improvisation. This skill would not only stand him in good stead as a vibrant improviser of Mozart cadenzas in the classical realm but also as a musician working in the collaborative genres of rock and jazz.”
Charting Jeffrey’s genealogical and musical origins, this article makes obvious why we are so happy to be celebrating Jeffrey’s 15th anniversary with the Orchestra. Jeffrey, you are one of a kind!