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January 15, 2014

meet matthew halls

meet matthew halls

Matthew Halls’s recent appointment as artistic director for the Oregon Bach Festival has put the 37 year old Brit at the forefront of today’s leading conductors. So, we’re honored that he will be making his California debut for our January 25/26 concerts where audiences will hear a sampling of some of Classical period’s greatest composers: Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.

the amazing laurie rubin
October 16, 2013

Laurie Rubin makes her debut with LACO at this weekend’s concerts. The mezzo-soprano, who grew up in Encino, gives the US premiere of Do You Dream in Color? by Bruce Adolphe set to a poem by Rubin.

personal music
October 11, 2013

Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras (Kay-ras) plays Haydn Cello Concerto in C major with LACO in October. Queyras hails from the Provence region of southern France where he is an artistic director of the music festival, Rencontres Musicales de Haute Provence, founded by his family in 1983. The festival’s founding objective was to challenge the formality of classical concerts and to present high quality musical performances to local people in their backyards. These priorities remain in place today.

reading music with your hands
October 09, 2013

LACO has partnered with the Braille Institute in Los Angeles for Haydn: Cello Concertos on October 19 & 20. As part of our effort to raise awareness about how visually impaired artists are able to practice and perform music, we invited Monique Marianni, an instructor at the Braille Institute to share her insight on Braille music notation. We are excited to share this fascinating information with you!

britten and me
October 03, 2013

Throughout 2013 music organizations across the world are performing works by British composer Benjamin Britten to celebrate his centenary. The Britten-Pears Foundation, which promotes Britten’s music and the musical output from his partnership with tenor Peter Pears, has masterminded the celebrations and created a fascinating website that is well worth a visit: britten100.org

"luck be a musician tonight"
September 12, 2013

“I am not counting at all on the creative talents of the performers.” Lutosławski

meet benjamin beilman
September 04, 2013

Exposition, our latest blog series, introduces you to the young musicians making their LACO debuts, fills you in on the contemporary composers having their pieces premiered by LACO and brings you up to speed on music by composers whose names you recognize but would prefer not to come up in Trivial Pursuit!

let me introduce myself
August 28, 2013

Originally from England’s green (and often soggy) south west, I studied music at Manchester University before heading to London to gain a Masters in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy. From there I worked for The Sixteen (an 18 voice choir and period instrument orchestra) where I managed the marketing for a 30 date tour around British cathedrals, coordinated the education program, was music librarian, patrons administrator, IT troubleshooter and much more besides. I most recently worked at the London Philharmonic Orchestra where I wore just the one hat – that of marketing manager, responsible for marketing 37 concerts each season at the Royal Festival Hall.


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