Press Contacts:
Libby Huebner, 562 799 6055, pr@laco.org
Laura Stegman, 310 470 6321, pr@laco.org

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra music director Jeffrey Kahane conducts world premiere by Pulitzer-Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone as part of final program with Orchestra, concluding remarkable 20-year tenure, longest in LACO’s history.

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Sweeping and Deeply Personal Program Also Includes
Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, Featuring Kahane on Piano, and
Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great”

Audience Invited to Free Post-Concert Party to Celebrate Kahane’s Final Appearance


Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, conducts the world premiere of Christopher Cerrone’s Will There Be Singing, commissioned by the Orchestra, as part of his final concert with the Orchestra on Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7 pm, Royce Hall.  With these two performances, Kahane concludes an unprecedented and extraordinary 20-year tenure at the Orchestra’s artistic helm, the longest in LACO history.  The sweeping, deeply personal concert program opens with Kahane, long heralded for championing new music, conducting the world premiere, a LACO commission, by Cerrone, a 2014 Pulitzer-Prize finalist and “rising star” (The New Yorker) whose compositional voice is characterized by expressive lyricism, ringing clarity and a deep literary fluency.  Kahane, also a world renowned pianist, then takes on dual roles as soloist and conductor, in his trademark style, as he leads the Orchestra from the keyboard to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27, which he describes as a “bittersweet valedictory piece about being at the end of winter and longing for spring.”  For his final flourish as LACO music director, Kahane takes the podium to conduct Schubert’s Symphony No. 9, “The Great C-major,” which embodies Schubert’s great love of Beethoven.  After each performance, the audience is invited to a free post-concert party with Kahane and LACO artists to celebrate Kahane’s final appearance as LACO Music Director.

“LACO is deeply indebted to Jeffery Kahane, a truly visionary talent who, for the past two decades, has propelled the Orchestra forward on an amazing and successful trajectory,” says LACO Board President Dana Newman.  “He has expanded our musical and artistic horizons in ways we never could have imagined while providing inspired and thoughtful leadership every step of the way, and he’s genuinely beloved by LACO audiences and the Orchestra.  After the final note of Jeffrey’s final program, we look forward to celebrating him and his remarkable legacy with our devoted LACO audience members.”

“It is with a mixture of joy, excitement, pride and sadness that I look forward to my final concert as music director of one of the world’s finest and most versatile chamber orchestras,” says Kahane.  “It is the hope of every music director to leave an orchestra in better shape than it was when he inherited it, and I believe that anyone who has known and loved LACO over the last few decades would resoundingly agree that this hope has come to fruition.  I also know that the Orchestra’s distinguished history of nearly half a century is a prelude to still more wonderful things to come.  I have cherished every moment of every rehearsal and concert with my beloved and extraordinary colleagues, and anticipate what I am sure will be a memorable finale.”

Kahane, equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized around the world for his mastery of diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.  Now in his 20th season as LACO music director, he previously served as music director of the Colorado and Santa Rosa symphonies.  He has garnered tremendous critical acclaim for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement and received multiple ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver.  He is a Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.
Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets, starting at $29, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x 1.  Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more.  College students may purchase student rush tickets ($8), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert.


EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – “Kahane Plays
Mozart

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
PROGRAM:
CHRISTOPHER CERRONE                   Will There Be Singing (LACO commission; world premiere)
MOZART                                              Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K.595
SCHUBERT                                          Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, “The Great”
WHEN/WHERE:

Saturday, May 20, 2017, 8 pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203
and

Sunday, May 21, 2017, 7 pm
Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

TICKETS/INFO
Tickets start at $29.
To order tickets, please call 213 622 7001 x 1, or visit www.laco.org
(Discounts for groups of 12 or more, seniors 65+ and college students, if available)
213 622 7001 × 1
or visit www.laco.org

CONCERT PRELUDES:
7 pm (Alex Theatre)
6 pm (Royce Hall)
One hour before curtain, pre-concert talks provide insights into the music and artists.  Free for ticket holders.

 

POST-CONCERT CELEBRATION:

Post-concert party celebrating the conclusion of Jeffrey Kahane’s tenure as Music Director

Free for all ticket holders.
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Laura Stegman, 310 470 6321, pr@laco.org

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by music director Jeffrey Kahane, presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “The Choral.”

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Guest Artists are Soprano Kathryn Mueller, Mezzo-Soprano Suzanna Guzman,
Tenor Paul Appleby, Bass Justin Hopkins and Los Angeles Master Chorale


Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, presents Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, “The Choral” with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and guest soloists Kathryn Mueller, soprano; Suzanna Guzman, mezzo-soprano; Paul Appleby, tenor; and Justin Hopkins, bass, on Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, and Sunday, April 22, 2017, 7 pm, Royce Hall.  LACO’s version of the monumental work, traditionally presented by massive forces, is performed by LACO with a smaller contingent of singers and instrumentalists, which allows for different sonorities and a different light to be shed on the masterpiece, according to Kahane.  While the music of Beethoven has been a mainstay of LACO’s repertoire since its inception, the Orchestra has performed the 9th Symphony only once previously during its nearly five decades.

Mueller, a Grammy-nominated singer praised for her “lovely tone and easy agility” (San Francisco Classical Voice), has previously appeared with LACO as well as American Bach Soloists, Pacific Symphony, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Santa Fe Pro Musica and Eastern Music Festival.  A featured soloist on recordings by New Trinity Baroque, the Santa Fe Desert Chorale, Tucson Chamber Artists and Seraphic Fire, she earned prizes from the Oratorio Society of New York’s Solo and Early Music America’s Baroque Performance competitions and was a vocal fellow at the Carmel Bach Festival.  Mueller is on the voice faculties at East Carolina and North Carolina State universities.

Guzmán appears on the stages of many of the world’s leading opera companies, including the Metropolitan, Los Angeles, San Diego, Washington National, Houston Grand, Dallas, Montpellier, Geneva, Nice, Townsend, Pittsburgh, Columbus and Orlando operas, as well as the Edinburgh and Spoleto USA festivals.  She has also appeared in musical theater equity productions across the country.  In addition, Guzmán is a noted host on such television and radio programs as KCET’s Open Call, K-Mozart, Sunday Evening Opera and LA Opera Live, which she writes and produces.  Her screen credits include CSI: New York, and  several feature films.

Appleby, heralded for his “excellent voice” (The New York Times) and one of the most sought-after voices of his generation, has earned critical accolades for his interpretive depth, vocal strength and range of expressivity.  He is equally in demand on the world’s leading concert, recital and opera stages.  Highlights of his 2016-17 season include two company debuts: a reprise of the role of Belmonte with Dutch National Opera in Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio and a return to the role of Tom Rakewell with Festival Aix-en-Provence in Stravinsky’s The Rake’s Progress.  Appleby’s discography includes albums for Delos, Virgin Classics, EMI’s Juilliard Sessions and Nonesuch.  He is featured in Nico Muhly’s opera, Two Boys, recorded live during the Metropolitan Opera’s 2013 production and released by Nonesuch.  In 2009 he won the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Hopkins, a versatile artist praised for his “beautifully focused bass” (Los Angeles Times), has been featured at Carnegie and Queen Elizabeth halls and Théâtre Royal de la Monnaie and performed for numerous dignitaries and heads of state, most notably a command solo performance in 2009 for the Dalai Lama.  He has sung operatic roles ranging from Mozart to Philip Glass, and concert repertoire including Britten’s War Requiem and Mendelssohn’s Elijah.  Hopkins has performed under the batons of conductors Keith Lockhart, Charles Dutoit and Valery Gergiev with the Philadelphia, BBC Concert and Verbier Festival orchestras, and the Boston Pops.  He most recently appeared in LACO’s acclaimed production of Kurt Weill’s Lost in the Stars.

Los Angeles Master Chorale, led by Artistic Director Grant Gershon, is a resident company of The Music Center at Walt Disney Concert Hall.  Presenting its own concert series each season, it performs choral music from the earliest to the most contemporary compositions.  The Chorale performed in more than 500 concerts with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, locally and internationally, and has also appeared at the Great Performers series at Lincoln Center and the Ojai Music and Ravinia festivals.  Its discography includes 10 commercial albums, including David Lang’s the national anthems/the little match girl passion, Steve Reich’s You Are (Variations) and the Grammy-nominated Lauridsen: Lux Aeterna.

Kahane, equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized around the world for his mastery of diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.  Now in his 20th season as LACO music director, he previously served as music director of the Colorado and Santa Rosa symphonies.  He has garnered tremendous critical acclaim for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement and received multiple ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver.  He is a Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.
Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets, starting at $29, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x 1.  Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more.  College students may purchase student rush tickets ($8), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.


EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – “Beethoven 9”

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor

Kathryn Mueller, soprano

Suzanna Guzmán, mezzo-soprano

Paul Appleby, tenor

Justin Hopkins, bass

Los Angeles Master Chorale
PROGRAM:
BEETHOVEN                Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125, “The Choral”
WHEN/WHERE:

Saturday, April 22, 2017, 8 pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203
and

Sunday, April 23, 2017, 7 pm
Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

TICKETS/INFO
Tickets start at $29.
To order tickets, please call 213 622 7001 x 1, or visit www.laco.org
(Discounts for groups of 12 or more, seniors 65+ and college students, if available)
213 622 7001 × 1
or visit www.laco.org

CONCERT PRELUDES:
7 pm (Alex Theatre)
6 pm (Royce Hall)
One hour before curtain, pre-concert talks provide insights into the music and artists.  Free for ticket holders.
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Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

 

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents West Coast premiere of John Adams’ two-piano tour de force Roll Over Beethoven and music of Beethoven at Westside Connections, chamber music series with a twist, featuring music director/pianist Jeffrey Kahane

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Evening Includes Q&A Moderated by NPR’s Renée Montagne and Features
Special Guest Joanne Pearce Martin, Piano, and
LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and Principal Cello Andrew Shulman

Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm
Moss Theater, Santa Monica 

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the West Coast premiere of John Adams’ two-piano tour de force Roll Over Beethoven for its Westside Connections series on Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Santa Monica’s Moss Theater.  The program features Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, as beloved for his insightful introductions and versatility as for his artistry as a pianist and conductor, doing double-duty as piano soloist and commentator for the Beethoven-themed program.  Also showcased is Beethoven’s Piano Trio in B-flat major, “Archduke,” composed in 1811, which takes fragments of two late Beethoven piano works and processes them in his own transformative musical language that pays homage to the electric vitality of Beethoven’s musical forms.  Joining Kahane are LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, who curates Westside Connections; special guest Joanne Pearce Martin, piano; and LACO Principal Cello Andrew Shulman.  NPR’s Renée Montagne interviews the special guests and moderates a short Q&A at the conclusion of each program.  The 2017 Westside Connections series, Music: The Mirror of Time, features explorations of musical masterworks that emerged from times of triumph and tragedy in England, Russia and Germany.
Each year, LACO’s trademark three-part Westside Connections, now in its ninth season, steps outside the proverbial “music “box” to illustrate the myriad ways music is woven into society and our lives with fascinating intellectual discourse, superb artistry and audience Q&As.  In previous seasons, Westside Connections has explored connections between music and such disparate topics as architecture, the culinary arts, poetry, the mind, stories and the influences of Los Angeles on creativity.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets (beginning at $56) are available online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.  Student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office one hour before the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for LACO’s three Westside Connections concerts at the Moss Theater, eight Orchestral Series concerts at either the Alex Theatre or UCLA’s Royce Hall and five Baroque Conversations concerts at downtown’s Zipper Hall.  The Moss Theater at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Westside Connections
Jeffrey Kahane, piano/leader

Joanne Martin Pearce, piano

Margaret Batjer, violin

Andrew Shulman, cello

Renée Montagne, moderator

WHEN:
Thursday, May 4, 2017, 7:30 pm

PROGRAM:
JOHN ADAMS           Roll Over Beethoven (West Coast premiere)
BEETHOVEN             Piano Trio in B-flat major, “Archduke” (1811)

WHERE:
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

TICKET PRICES:
Beginning at $56

TICKETS/INFORMATION:
213 622 7001 x 1
laco.org

For further information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2016-17 season, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations series features assistant concertmaster Tereza Stanislav leading program of Bach, Biber and Marais. Featuring LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane on harpsichord.

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Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30 pm
Zipper Hall, downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Baroque Conversations series concludes with Assistant Concertmaster Tereza Stanislav leading a program of Bach, Marais and Biber and featuring LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane on harpsichord on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.  The works include Bach’s Violin Sonata No. 3 in E major, and Marais’ Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris.  Also featured are three of Biber’s Rosary Sonatas, each representing one of the Mysteries of the Catholic Rosary – The Visitation, No. 2; The Crucifixion, No. 10; and Passacaglia, No. 16.  She is joined by Kahane and LACO artists Andrew Shulman, cello, and Patricia Mabee, harpsichord.  Stanislav also moderates a post-concert Q&A.

Stanislav, applauded for her “sure technique and musical intelligence” (Calgary Herald) and “brilliant phrasing, uncannily pointed rhythm and pure intonation” (Huffington Post), has appeared at the Library of Congress, Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall and Wigmore Hall with such artists as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Miró Quartet and Jon Kimura Parker.  She has premiered Gunther Schuller’s Horn Quintet and Louis Andriessen’s The City of Dis and is featured on a soon-to-be released a CD in collaboration with pianist Hung-Kuan Chen.

The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period.  Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

Tickets, starting at $58, are available online at laco.org, or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001.  Single tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.  Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more.  College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office an hour before the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.


EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:


WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Baroque Conversations

Tereza Stanislav, host and violin

Jeffrey Kahane, harpsichord

Andrew Shulman, cello

Patricia Mabee, harpsichord

WHEN:
Thursday, April 13, 2017, 7:30 pm

WHERE:

Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

PROGRAM:

MARAIS                       Sonnerie de Ste. Geneviève du Mont-de-Paris
BIBER                          3 Rosary Sonatas
– The Visitation, No. 2
– The Crucifixion, No. 10
– Passacaglia, No. 16

                          Violin Sonata No. 3 in E major

TICKETS/INFO:
Tickets start at $58.  For information about Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2016-17 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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Westside Connections, LACO’s chamber music series with a twist, explores Music: the Mirror of Time featuring pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn

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Evening Spotlights Music of Shostakovich, Includes Q&A Moderated by NPR’s Renée Montagne and Features LACO Artists Margaret Batjer, Tereza Stanislav, Sarah Thornblade, Victoria Miskolczy, Andrew Shulman and Armen Ksajikian


Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm
Moss Theater, Santa Monica 

A Russia-focused, all-Shostakovich program led by pianist/conductor Ignat Solzhenitsyn, son of the famous Russian novelist and dissident, is featured at Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s second of three 2017 Westside Connections concerts on Thursday, April 6, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Santa Monica’s Moss Theater.  Spotlighting Music: The Mirror of Time, the Westside Connections series, curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, spotlights special guests, who lead explorations of musical masterworks that emerged from times of triumph and tragedy in England, Russia and Germany.  The works on this program include Shostakovich’s popular String Quartet No. 8 in C minor, written in 1960 in just three days, and Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, composed in 1944 and considered a lamentation for victims of the Holocaust.  Solzhenitsyn, described as “an uncommonly thoughtful, communicative musician” (The New York Times), is principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and conductor emeritus of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia.  Joining him are Batjer and other LACO artists Tereza Stanislav, violin; Sarah Thornblade, violin; Victoria Miskolczy, viola; Andrew Shulman, cello; and Armen Ksajikian, cello.  NPR’s Renée Montagne interviews the special guests and moderates a short Q&A at the conclusion of each program.
Solzhenitsyn is also conductor emeritus of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia and is on the piano faculty at the Curtis Institute of Music.  He has appeared with the orchestras of Baltimore, Cincinnati, Dallas, Elgin, Fort Worth, Herford, Toronto, Ljubljana, Moscow, Nashville, North Carolina, Phoenix, Prague, Salt Lake City, St. Petersburg, Toledo and Yekaterinburg, among others.  Winner of the Avery Fisher Career Grant, Solzhenitsyn has also given piano recitals in London, Milan, Zurich, Moscow, Tokyo and Sydney and performs with the orchestras of Boston, Chicago, Philadelphia, St. Louis, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Montreal, Toronto, London, Paris, Israel and Sydney.  He has been featured on numerous radio and television specials, including CBS Sunday Morning and ABC’s Nightline.  Born in Moscow, Solzhenitsyn currently resides in New York City.
Each year, LACO’s trademark three-part Westside Connections, now in its ninth season, steps outside the proverbial “music “box” to illustrate the myriad ways music is woven into society and our lives with fascinating intellectual discourse, superb artistry and audience Q&As.  In previous seasons, Westside Connections has explored connections between music and such disparate topics as architecture, the culinary arts, poetry, the mind, stories and the influences of Los Angeles on creativity.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.
Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets (beginning at $56) are available online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.  Student rush tickets ($8), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office one hour before the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for LACO’s three Westside Connections concerts at the Moss Theater, eight Orchestral Series concerts at either the Alex Theatre or UCLA’s Royce Hall and five Baroque Conversations concerts at downtown’s Zipper Hall.  The Moss Theater at New Roads School is located at 3131 Olympic Boulevard, Santa Monica, CA, 90404.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Westside Connections
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano/leader

Margaret Batjer, violin

Tereza Stanislav, violin

Sarah Thornblade, violin

Victoria Miskolczy, viola

Andrew Shulman, cello

Armen Ksajikian, cello

WHEN:
Thursday, April, 6, 2017, 7:30 pm

PROGRAM:
SHOSTAKOVICH                  String Quartet No. 8 in C minor
SHOSTAKOVICH                  Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor
WHERE:
Ann and Jerry Moss Theater
at New Roads School
3131 Olympic Boulevard
Santa Monica, CA 90404

TICKET PRICES:
Beginning at $56

TICKETS/INFORMATION:
213 622 7001 x 1
laco.org

For further information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2016-17 season, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

 

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by music director Jeffrey Kahane, presents world premiere of Shiver and Bloom by Julia Adolphe

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Concerts also Feature Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 2 Performed by
Jon Kimura Parker, and Selection of Mahler, Mozart and Handel Leider and Arias
Performed By Mezzo-Soprano Sasha Cooke


Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane conducts some of his top musical picks in this deeply personal orchestral program that includes the world premiere of Shiver and Bloom by rising composer Julia Adolphe on Saturday, March 18, 8 pm, at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, and Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7 pm, at Royce Hall.  The work by Adolphe, whose style is “a neat fusion of shimmering textures and cataclysmic climaxes” (Financial Times), is part of LACO’s singular and highly successful “Sound Investment” commissioning program, initiated during Kahane’s tenure 16 years ago to engage LACO audiences in developing new works.  Kahane also conducts Brahms’s Piano Concerto No. 2, written for extended chamber orchestra and featuring acclaimed pianist Jon Kimura Parker, “known for his liquid tone” and “dazzling showmanship” (Winnipeg Free Press).  World-renowned mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke, a “luminous standout” (New York Times), also returns to LACO to perform selections from Mahler’s tender and intimate Rückert Lieder, as well as the arias “Deh, per questo istante solo” from Mozart’s opera Le clemenza di Tito, and “As with rosy steps the morn” from Handel’s oratorio Theodora.

Adolphe, a “remarkably assured” composer of works “alive with invention,” (The New Yorker), is also an active writer, producer, teacher and band-leader.  Her works have received performances across the U.S. and abroad by the New York Philharmonic, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay and the Great Noise Ensemble, among many others.  Her awards include a 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award, a 2015 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as grants from New Music USA and American Composers Forum.  Adolphe, a native New Yorker, is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the USC Thornton School of Music.

Adolphe says of her new work, “Shiver and Bloom evokes the perceived divide between the mind and the body.  A high, floating, ethereal soundscape captures the wandering thoughts of the mind while a low, grounded, striving motif suggests the physical world of the body.  These two contrasting realms swerve together and apart, creating the images of the work’s title.  The blooming of the low strings, bassoon, and horn yearns for unity with the icier, shivering, detached gestures of the high strings, flute, and clarinet.  Over the work’s twelve minutes, the worlds intersect and transform one another, melding into a more holistic entity.”

Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano Cooke is sought after by the world’s leading orchestras, opera companies and chamber music ensembles for her versatile repertoire and commitment to new music.  A frequent performer of contemporary works, Cooke recently performed seven world premieres in venues across the globe, and released an album, Liszt Vol. 4 on Hyperion alongside Julius Drake.  Past recordings include music by William Bolcom, Mohammed Fairouz, John Harbison, Xavier Montsalvatge and John Musto, as well as her solo album If you love for beauty with the Colburn Orchestra.  She is a graduate of Rice University and The Juilliard School.

Parker, known for his passionate artistry and engaging stage presence, has had a versatile career that has taken him from Carnegie Hall and Berlin’s Philharmonie to the Beijing Concert Hall and the Sydney Opera House.  Recent engagements include solo appearances with the New York Philharmonic; Philadelphia, Minnesota and IRIS orchestras; and Chicago and Milwaukee symphonies. He toured Off the Score with iconic Police drummer Stewart Copeland in spring 2016, and throughout the season gave 20 concerts with the newly formed Montrose Trio, featuring violinist Martin Beaver and cellist Clive Greensmith.  A committed educator, Parker is professor of piano at The Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.  He is also artistic advisor of the Orcas Island Chamber Music Festival.

Kahane, equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized around the world for his mastery of diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.  Now in his 20th season as LACO music director, he previously served as music director of the Colorado and Santa Rosa symphonies.  He has garnered tremendous critical acclaim for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement and received multiple ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver.  He is a Professor of Keyboard Studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.
Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets, starting at $27, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x 1.  Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more.  College students may purchase student tickets ($8), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert via phone.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.

 


EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – “Brahms Piano Concerto No. 2″

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano

Jon Kimura Parker, piano

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

PROGRAM:
JULIA ADOLPHE          Shiver and Bloom (world premiere; Sound Investment commission)
HANDEL                      “As with rosy steps the morn” from Theodora, HWV 68
MAHLER
                      Selections from Rückert Lieder
MOZART
                      “Deh, per questo istante solo” from La clemenza di Tito, K. 621
BRAHMS
                      Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 83
WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, March 18, 2017, 8 pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203
and
Sunday, March 19, 2017, 7 pm
Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

TICKETS/INFO
Tickets start at $27.
To order tickets, please call 213 622 7001 x 1, or visit www.laco.org
(Discounts for groups of 12 or more, seniors 65+ and college students, if available)
213 622 7001 × 1
or visit www.laco.org

CONCERT PRELUDES:
7 pm (Alex Theatre)
6 pm (Royce Hall)
One hour before curtain, pre-concert talks provide insights into the music and artists.  Free for ticket holders.
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Libby Huebner, 562 799 6055 pr@laco.org

All in LA, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra gala fundraiser, celebrates diverse city LACO calls home and honors music director Jeffrey Kahane and board member Ruth Eliel

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Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6 pm,
Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s elegant annual fundraiser, titled All in LA, features a special concert, silent and live auctions, a sumptuous dinner and a glamorous after party on Saturday, March 25, 2017, 6 pm, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The evening honors Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and LACO Board Member and former Executive Director Ruth Eliel. Pat and Sandy Gage, who co-chaired LACO’s three most lucrative galas ever, head the event for a fourth time.

All in LA celebrates the diverse city LACO calls home and honors Kahane and Eliel for their creative, tireless and visionary leadership of LACO and their contributions to the Los Angeles arts community. Kahane, recognized around the world for his mastery of diverse repertoire, steps down at the end of the season, concluding an unprecedented and extraordinary 20-year tenure at the Orchestra’s artistic helm, the longest in LACO history. Eliel, a leading Southland arts administrator, is a long-time LACO supporter who served as executive director of the Orchestra for many years. The gala features performances by LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer (violin), Assistant Concertmaster Tereza Stanislav (violin), Principal Cello Andrew Shulman (cello), Ray Ushikubo (piano/violin), Joanne Pearce Martin (piano), and Gabriel Kahane (piano/voice) as well as additional LACO musicians and choreography by John Pennington. Suggested attire is cocktail/black-tie optional. Proceeds benefit LACO’s artistic and education activities.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

Tickets start at $750. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Monica Miklas 213 622 7001 x 3, or visit www.laco.org.

Program and artists subject to change.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebrates composer John Adams’ 70th birthday with program featuring The Wound-Dresser, led by guest conductor Carlos Kalmar with baritone Brian Mulligan

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Other Works Include
Haydn’s Symphony No. 98,
Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture and
Lutosławski’s Musique funèbre

Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) takes part in the world-wide celebration honoring Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Adams on the occasion of his 70th birthday when guest conductor Carlos Kalmar leads a performance of Adams’ The Wound-Dresser on Saturday, February 25, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. The moving work, a tribute to the tolls of war based on war poems penned by Walt Whitman during the Civil War, features Brian Mulligan, applauded for his “commanding and clear-voiced” baritone (San Francisco Examiner). Kalmar, Music Director of the Oregon Symphony, Chief Conductor/Artistic Director of the Spanish Radio/Television Orchestra and Choir in Madrid, and Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of the Grant Park Music Festival in Chicago, also conducts Lutosławski’s Musique funèbre, Haydn’s Symphony No. 98, and Rossini’s The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture.

Adams, a creative thinker and one of America’s most admired composers, occupies a unique position in the world of classical music. His works, both operatic and symphonic, stand out among contemporary classical compositions for their depth of expression, brilliance of sound and the profoundly humanist nature of their themes. Over the past 25 years, his music has played a decisive role in turning the tide of contemporary musical aesthetics away from academic modernism and toward a more expansive, expressive language, entirely characteristic of his New World surroundings. Hallelujah Junction, John Adams’ autobiography, was named by the New York Times as one of the “most notable books of 2008.” The John Adams Reader: Essential Writings on an American Composer is a 400-page summary of writings about Adams and his music, and the first in-depth anthology of texts dealing with more than 30 years of the composer’s creative life. Adams has received countless awards and honorary degrees, including the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors Award and an induction into the American Classical Music Hall of Fame.

Kalmar previously served as music director for the Hamburg Symphony, the Stuttgart Philharmonic, Vienna’s Tonnkunsterorchester and the Anhaltisches Theater in Dessau, Germany. In 2011, he made his New York debut at Carnegie Hall, earning praise from critics in The New York Times, The New Yorker and Musical America. A recording of the concert was nominated for a Grammy. Recently, Kalmar has appeared with the Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Cincinnati, Dallas, Houston, Vancouver, Lahti, Minnesota and City of Birmingham symphony orchestras; the Berlin, Frankfurt and Vienna radio symphony orchestras; the National Arts Centre; the Rotterdam and Helsinki philharmonic orchestras; the Mozarteum Orchestra Salzburg; and the Czech Philharmonic. His Grammy-nominated album Music for a Time of War with the Oregon Symphony was followed by This England, a recording of Vaughan Williams’ Fifth Symphony, Elgar’s Cockaigne Overture and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. Kalmar was born in Uruguay to Austrian parents but moved back to Austria at the age of 15 to study conducting with Karl Osterreicher at the Vienna Academy of Music.

Mulligan, hailed by The New York Times for “a voice that is rich, secure, and really, really big” and by Opera News for having “a wonderful, rich voice and a fine stage presence,” frequently appears with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. In the 2016-17 season, he makes his debut at the Vienna Staatsoper as Captain Balstrode in Peter Grimes, with returns to Opernhaus Zürich for a signature role of Valentin in Faust and Oper Frankfurt for his role debut of Golaud in Pelléas and Mélisande. On the symphonic front, Mulligan returns to the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for Vaughan Williams’ A Sea Symphony, conducted by Robert Spano.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets, starting at $27, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x 1. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase student rush tickets ($8), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra – “Haydn in London”
Carlos Kalmar, conductor
Brian Mulligan, baritone

PROGRAM:
ROSSINI The Italian Girl in Algiers Overture
JOHN ADAMS The Wound-Dresser
LUTOSŁAWSKI Musique funèbre
HAYDN Symphony No. 98

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, February 25, 2017, 8 pm
Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203
and
Sunday, February 26, 2017, 7 pm
Royce Hall
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

TICKETS/INFO
Tickets start at $27.
To order tickets, please call 213 622 7001 x 1, or visit www.laco.org
(Discounts for groups of 12 or more, seniors 65+ and college students, if available)
213 622 7001 × 1
or visit www.laco.org

CONCERT PRELUDES:
7 pm (Alex Theatre)
6 pm (Royce Hall)
One hour before curtain, pre-concert talks provide insights into the music and artists. Free for ticket holders.

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Press Contacts:
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Laura Stegman, 310 470 6321, pr@laco.org

Grammy-winning conductor Stephen Stubbs and 17-year-old Dutch recorder virtuoso Lucie Horsch in US debut headline Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations program featuring works by Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell and more

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Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm
Zipper Hall, downtown Los Angeles

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) Baroque Conversations series features the United States debut of 17-year-old Dutch recorder virtuoso Lucie Horsch in a program of Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell and Sammartini led by Grammy-winning conductor and early music specialist Stephen Stubbs on Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Horsch, the first recorder player ever signed to the prestigious Decca Classics label, is featured on Vivaldi’s Concerto in C major for Recorder and Strings and Concerto in G minor for Recorder and Strings, “La Notte” as well as Sammartini’s Concerto in F major for Recorder and Strings. Stubbs also conducts Purcell’s Suite from The Fairy Queen and Vivaldi’s Concerto in C major for Strings. Former LACO Principal Oboe Allan Vogel serves as guest host, offering commentary to open the program and moderating the post-concert Q&A.

Stubbs, hailed for his “warm, well-paced” conducting (The Seattle Times), is one of the world’s most respected lutenists, conductors and baroque opera specialists. After enjoying a 30-year career in Europe, he returned to his native Seattle in 2006, where he established Pacific MusicWorks, a production company that reflects his lifelong interest in both early music and contemporary performance. Stubbs is also the Boston Early Music Festival’s (BEMF) permanent artistic co-director along with his long-time colleague Paul O’Dette, with whom he serves as co-musical director of all BEMF operas and recordings, which have garnered three Grammy Award nominations, and earned a Grammy for Best Opera Recording 2015. His extensive discography as conductor and solo lutenist includes more than 100 recordings. In 2013, Stubbs was appointed Senior Artist in Residence at the University of Washington School of Music.

Horsch, winner of the 2016 Concertgebouw Young Talent Award, has been described as “the latest big thing in recorder playing” (The Guardian). She is considered one of the most remarkable musical talents of her generation and already in great demand internationally as a solo recorder player. She has performed at the Early Music Festival in Innsbruck, Austria; the Next Generation Festival in Bad Ragaz, Switzerland; the Grachtenfestival Amsterdam; the International Chambermusic Festival Utrecht; the International Organ Festival Haarlem; and the Flanders Festival in Ghent, among others. Horsch was also chosen to perform in the televised farewell concert for the former Queen Beatrix, appearing as a soloist with the Netherlands Wind Ensemble. An ambassador for the recorder, she is eager to break down preconceptions about the instrument, experimenting with contemporary repertoire, jazz and pop music. She plays on recorders built by Fred Morgan, Doris Kulossa, Stephan Blezinger and Seiji Shirao, which she acquired with the generous support of the Prins Bernhard Foundation. She also uses a specially designed tenor flute from Tokyo. From a musical family, her parents are both cellists and her father is principal cellist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra.

The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles. Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

Tickets, starting at $58, are available online at laco.org, or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Single tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office an hour before the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Baroque Conversations
Stephen Stubbs, conductor
Lucie Horsch, recorder

WHEN:
Thursday, March 2, 2017, 7:30 pm,

WHERE:
Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

PROGRAM:
PURCELL Suite from The Fairy Queen
SAMMARTINI Concerto in F major for Recorder and Strings
HANDEL Concerto Grosso in G major, No. 1
VIVALDI Concerto in G minor for Recorder and Strings, “La Notte”
VIVALDI Concerto in C major for Strings
VIVALDI Concerto in C major for Recorder and Strings

TICKETS/INFO:
Tickets start at $58. For information about Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2016-17 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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Violin and Viola d’amore virtuoso Rachel Barton Pine performs leading works by Vivaldi, Pisendel and Locatelli on Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations Program

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Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30 pm
Zipper Hall, downtown Los Angeles

Rachel Barton Pine, a consummate violinist and master of the viola d’amore, leads Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Baroque Conversations on Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.  The program includes Vivaldi’s Concerto in D major for Viola d’amore and Orchestra and Concerto in D minor for Viola d’amore and Orchestra, two of his eight concertos for viola d’amore.  Also featured are Pisendel’s Imitation des Caractères de la Danse and Locatelli’s Concerto No. 12 in D major, from L’Arte del Violino, “The Harmonic Labyrinth.”

Pine, hailed by the Washington Post as “an exciting, boundary-defying performer who displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon,” is celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works.  She is an avid performer of Baroque, Renaissance and medieval music on Baroque violin, viola d’amore, Renaissance violin and rebec.

The Chicago Tribune praised her “deft, stylish playing,” adding “In everything, the spirit and sensitivity of Pine’s playing were informed by her mastery of the instrument’s intricate technical demands.” Hailed by the Washington Post as “an exciting, boundary-defying performer who displays a power and confidence that puts her in the top echelon,” Pine is celebrated as a leading interpreter of great classical and contemporary works.   Her prolific discography of 30 albums reflects her passion for the classical warhorses, as well as her interest in promoting contemporary composers and exploring historic music that has been neglected.

Pine will perform on her original-condition, 1774 Nicola Gagliano 12-string viola d’amore.  The top of the instrument was made from the very same tree as the top of her original-condition 1770 Nicola Gagliano violin.  Viola d’amore is an instrument of the violin family with 14 strings: seven played with the bow, and the others resonating passively for a silvery tone.

According to Pine, she is dedicating her performance to the memory of legendary conductor Sir Neville Marriner, the first music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  In August 2016, Pine spent time with Marriner to discuss their scheduled January 2017 recording of the Elgar and Bruch violin concertos with the BBC Symphony.  The album will now be released as a tribute to late conductor in January 2018 on Avie with Andrew Litton conducting.  Pine and Marriner previously collaborated on Mozart: Complete Violin Concertos with The Academy of St Martin in the Fields, which charted at number three on the Billboard classical charts in 2015.

The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period.  Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

Tickets, starting at $58, are available online at laco.org, or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001.  Single tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.  Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more.  College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office an hour before the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Baroque Conversations
Rachel Barton Pine, leader, violin, viola d’amore

WHEN:
Thursday, February 9, 2017, 7:30 pm

WHERE:
Zipper Concert Hall
The Colburn School
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012

PROGRAM:

VIVALDI            Concerto in D major for Viola d’amore and Orchestra, RV 392
PISENDEL        Imitation des Caractères de la Danse
VIVALDI            Concerto in D minor for Viola d’amore and Orchestra, RV 395
LOCATELLI       Concerto No. 12 in D major, from L’Arte del Violino, Op. 3, “The Harmonic Labyrinth”

TICKETS/INFO:
Tickets start at $58. For information about Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2016-17 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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