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GUEST CONDUCTOR MATTHIAS PINTSCHER
MAKES LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA DEBUT
LEADING BEETHOVEN’S SYMPHONY NO. 8
SCHOENBERG’S SYMPHONY NO. 2,
AND WORKS BY RAVEL AND FAURÉ

Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall
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Matthias Pintscher, music director of the acclaimed French contemporary music group Ensemble Intercontemporain, makes his highly anticipated Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) conducting debut, leading works by Beethoven, Schoenberg, Ravel and Fauré on Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Pintscher, noted for conducting with “finesse and focus” (The Guardian), leads Beethoven’s less often-performed Symphony No. 8 in F major, a compact and upbeat work notable as the composer’s shortest symphony; Schoenberg’s lush Chamber Symphony No. 2, written over a 33-year period from 1906 to 1939; Fauré’s elegant and graceful Pavane; and Ravel’s complete Ma mère l’oye (“Mother Goose”), originally written for piano four-hands and later expanded for orchestra.

Equally accomplished as conductor and composer, Pintscher has been hailed “for making the creative process behind music come to life” (Ottawa Citizen). He continues his partnership with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as its artist-in-association, and in 2014, began a three-year appointment as artist-in-residence with the Danish National Symphony Orchestra. Last season, he made several important debuts, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra, National Arts Centre Orchestra and Bayerische Rundfunk. This season he returns to the Atlanta and Danish National symphony orchestras, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Sinfonie-Orchester Berlin, Hamburg and Helsinki philharmonics, as well as the symphony orchestras of Melbourne and Sydney. Past conducting engagements have included the Staatskapelle Berlin, NDR Hamburg, Paris Opera and Mariinsky orchestras; Orchestre Philharmonique de France; BBC, Berlin Radio and Vienna Radio symphony orchestras; and the Utah and New World symphonies, among others. A prolific composer, Pintscher, who makes his home in New York and Paris, joined the composition faculty at The Juilliard School in 2014. He was the 2012 recipient of the prestigious Roche Commission. The Cleveland Orchestra premiered his composition idyll in 2014. His Chute d’Étoiles: Hommage à Anselm Kiefer was premiered at the Lucerne Festival in 2012 also by the Cleveland Orchestra, with subsequent performances in Cleveland and at Carnegie Hall.

Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, provide insights into the program’s music and artists.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.

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. 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 ($12), 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 seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
“Fauré, Schoenberg, Ravel, Beethoven”
Matthias Pintscher, conductor

PROGRAM:
FAURÉ Pavane, Op. 50
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No. 2, Op. 38
RAVEL Ma mère l’oye (“Mother Goose”)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, February 20, 2016, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Alex Theatre, Glendale
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203

Sunday, February 21, 2016, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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

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.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
PRESENTS
“LA VIE EN ROSE: AN EVENING IN PARIS,”
A MUSIC-FILLED GALA FEATURING CONCERT,
AUCTIONS AND ELEGANT DINING
HONORING PHILANTHROPIST AND
LACO BOARD CHAIRMAN K. EUGENE SHUTLER

Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6 pm
at Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) transports guests to the City of Lights for a music-filled gala with concert, auctions and dining at “LA VIE EN ROSE: AN EVENING IN PARIS,” honoring philanthropist and LACO Board Chairman K. Eugene Shutler for his dedication to the arts and civic engagement on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6 pm, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Chaired by Pat and Sandy Gage, this year’s LACO fundraiser celebrates the remarkable music, culture and cuisine of France. Leading a vibrant program, Music Director and renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane brings to life works by great French classical composers with LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and principal musicians Roland Kato, viola, Kenneth Munday, bassoon, and Andrew Shulman, cello. In addition, Anne Carrere, star of the international touring revue PIAF!, and her band perform legendary songs of the country’s most beloved chanteuse, Édith Piaf. “La Vie en Rose” includes live and silent auctions featuring fine wares, travel and exclusive cultural experiences. Chic elegant cocktail attire, with black-tie optional, is suggested. Proceeds from what promises to be an unforgettable evening benefit LACO’s artistic and education activities.

The musical program features Elgar’s Salut d’amour; Saint-Saëns’ Le Cyne (“The Swan”) from Le carnaval des animaux (“The Carnival of the Animals”) as well as a movement from his Bassoon Sonata; Debussy’s Clair de lune from the Suite bergamasque; and the Allegro molto movement from Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1. Special guest Anne Carrere channels “The Little Sparrow” with emotional and authentic interpretations of classic songs of love, loss and ultimately perseverance that made Piaf a star the world over and secured her a place forever in French hearts.

LACO Board Chairman K. Eugene Shutler’s long-time, generous support of the Orchestra began in 1982. Serving continuously on the LACO board of directors since 2002, he also has been active in philanthropy and community affairs, serving as a director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation for nearly 20 years, and an involved member of the Penn Southern California Regional Advisory Board.

In addition to the Gages, gala committee members include Mary Blodgett, Ruth Eliel, Anne Grausam, Wahideh Khaleeli, Agnes Lew, Ann Mulally, Shaheen Nanji, Dana Newman, Catherine Ohr, Ann Petersen, Linda Rosen, Erin Rouse and Lauren Wing.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.

Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets for LA VIE EN ROSE start at $750. Premium table and ticket buyers are also invited to a special, intimate evening of music and dinner on Friday, February 12 at a private residence in Hancock Park. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Monica Miklas at 213 622 7001 x 3, or visit laco.org.

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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
EXPLORES BACH’S CANTATA NO. 140
AT ANNUAL DISCOVER CONCERT
WITH MUSIC DIRECTOR JEFFREY KAHANE SERVING AS MUSICAL “TOUR GUIDE,”
OFFERING INSIGHTS INTO THE POPULAR MASTERWORK

Special Guests Include Soprano Kathryn Mueller,
Tenor Colin Ainsworth, Bass Andrew Craig Brown,
USC-Thornton Chamber Singers and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 pm, at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical “tour guide” for LACO’s annual “Discover” performance, a special one-night-only exploration of Bach’s popular Cantata No. 140 featuring soprano Kathryn Mueller, tenor Colin Ainsworth, bass Andrew Craig Brown, USC-Thornton Chamber Singers and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 pm, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. This “Discover” program is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding and appreciation of the historical and cultural significance of cantatas composed by Bach and to hear the piece with “new ears.” One of Bach’s approximately 200 surviving sacred cantatas, it is noted for a remarkable range of expression and musical styles. Kahane, who explores a different work each year at LACO’s “Discover” concert, is lauded for his “eloquence” (The New York Times). Following the performance of the complete Cantata, Kahane will invite audience members to join in singing the final chorale with the combined forces on stage. The evening concludes with a Q&A between Kahane and the audience.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.

Tickets (starting at $30) are on sale now and may be purchased 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 the day of the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.

EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:

EVENT:
Discover Bach’s Cantata No. 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” (“Sleepers Awake”)
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & musical “tour guide”
Kathryn Mueller, soprano
Colin Ainsworth, tenor
Andrew Craig Brown, bass
The USC-Thornton Chamber Singers, Jo-Michael Scheibe, director
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Anne Tomlinson, artistic director

PROGRAM:
Introduction
BACH Cantata No. 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” (“Sleepers Awake”)

WHEN:
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 pm

WHERE:
Ambassador Auditorium
131 S. Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91123

TICKET PRICES:
Tickets start at $30;
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 ($12), 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 seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets available online at laco.org, by phone 213 622 7001 or by fax 213 626 2157;
Tickets also on sale at the theatre box office the night of the concert, if available.

PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE

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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA’S
BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS SERIES
SPOTLIGHTS PRINCIPAL BASSOON KENNETH MUNDAY,
CELEBRATING 40th ANNIVERSARY WITH ORCHESTRA,
LEADING WORKS
BY HANDEL, TELEMANN, RAMEAU AND OTHERS

Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7 pm
Zipper Hall, downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s popular Baroque Conversations spotlights esteemed LACO Principal Bassoon Kenneth Munday, celebrating his 40th anniversary season with the Orchestra, as host and featured performer in a diverse program centered on the bassoon and oboe on Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The program includes Boismortier’s Rondeau from Suite de Pièces qu’on peut jouer seule; Les Sauvages from Les Gentils Airs by Rameau; and Sonatina in A minor by Telemann. Also presented are Handel’s Trio Sonata in E-flat major; Zachow’s Trio Sonata in F major; and Fasch’s Sonata in D minor. Joining Munday are LACO principals Patricia Mabee, harpsichord, and Allan Vogel, oboe; Claire Brazeau, oboe; and guest artist Edward Meares, bass. A complimentary wine reception for all ticket holders begins at 6 pm.

Munday, appointed to LACO by Sir Neville Marriner in 1976, has appeared as soloist with the Orchestra on numerous occasions. On March 19 and 20, he is featured in the world premiere of Gernot Wolfgang’s Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds – “The D.A.R.K Knights,” celebrating the Orchestra’s four longest-serving wind principals. Active in chamber music circles and in LA’s recording studios, Munday has performed at the Marlboro, Santa Fe and Chamber Music Northwest music festivals, among others, and can be heard on John Williams’ Star Wars VII soundtrack. For Naxos, he recorded Luciano Berio’s Sequenza XII for solo bassoon, a technically demanding work that requires the performer to circular-breathe for 19 minutes. Impressively, Munday recorded it in two complete takes.

LACO’s highly regarded Baroque Conversations series spotlights repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. In signature LACO style, artists share their insights into the music and invite questions from the audience, which provides an in-depth look at the music being presented as well as an opportunity to get to know LACO artists on a deeper level. Each Zipper Hall program begins with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. Additional Baroque Conversations performances take place on Thursdays, March 24 and April 21, 2016, 7 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles; and on Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8 pm, at USC’s Bovard Auditorium in partnership with the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.

Tickets, starting at $57, 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.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra “Baroque Conversations”
Kenneth Munday, host & bassoon
Allan Vogel, oboe
Claire Brazeau, oboe
Edward Meares, bass
Patricia Mabee, harpsichord

WHEN:
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 7 pm

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

PROGRAM:
BOISMORTIER Rondeau from Suite de Pièces qu’on peut jouer seule
RAMEAU Les Sauvages from Les Gentils Airs
TELEMANN Sonatina in A minor, TWV 41:a4
HANDEL Trio Sonata in E-flat major, HWV 382
ZACHOW Trio Sonata in F major
FASCH Sonata in D minor, FaWV N:d1

TICKETS/INFO:
Tickets start at $57. For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit www.laco.org.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra,
Led By Guest Conductor Peter Oundjian,
Presents Bartók’s Divertimento And Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4
As Well As Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto
Featuring LA Debut Of Stefan Jackiw

Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall
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Peter Oundjian, music director of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and Scotland’s Royal National Orchestra, and celebrated violinist Stefan Jackiw make their debuts with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) for two performances on Saturday, December 12, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Oundjian, described as “consistently illuminating” (Gramophone), conducts Bartók’s brilliant Divertimento, Sz 113; Beethoven’s sunny Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60; and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64. The latter work, among the most beloved violin concertos ever written, features Jackiw, also making his Los Angeles debut, who has been hailed for “talent that’s off the scale” (Washington Post) and as a “legend in the making” (Chicago Tribune).

Oundjian is noted for his probing musicality, collaborative spirit and engaging personality. He has conducted on the world’s leading stages, from Berlin, Amsterdam and Tel Aviv, to New York, Chicago and Sydney. Among numerous engagements, he has appeared at the London Proms, Prague Spring Festival, Edinburgh Festival and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Mozart Festival, where he was artistic director from 2003 to 2005. Oundjian was principal guest conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra from 2006 to 2010 and played a major role at the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York between 1997 and 2007.

Jackiw’s 2011 solo performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Australia’s Sydney Opera House was seen live on YouTube by more than 30 million people worldwide. He has appeared as soloist with the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras, San Francisco Symphony and the New York Philharmonic, among others, and in 2002, he was awarded the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant.

Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, provide insights into the program’s music and artists. Following the performance, ticket holders are invited to mingle with LACO musicians in the lobby at an after-party, which includes complimentary drinks and appetizers.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.

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. 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 ($12), 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 seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.

Violinist STEFAN JACKIW has appeared as soloist with the Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, San Francisco Symphony, Cleveland and Philadelphia orchestras and the New York Philharmonic, among others. He has collaborated with such renowned conductors as Marin Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Giancarlo Guerrero, Hannu Lintu, Ludovic Morlot, Andris Nelsons, Yannick Nézet-Séguin, Mikhail Pletnev, Arild Remmereit, Gerard Schwarz and Yuri Temirkanov. His solo performance of Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto with the YouTube Symphony Orchestra at Australia’s Sydney Opera House was seen live on YouTube by more than 30 million people worldwide. He has performed in numerous leading festivals and concert series, including the Celebrity Series of Boston, New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Washington Performing Arts Society and the Louvre Recital Series in Paris.

Toronto-born conductor PETER OUNDJIAN, has been an instrumental figure in the rebirth of the Toronto Symphony Orchestra (TSO) since his appointment as music director in 2004. In addition to conducting the Orchestra in dynamic performances that have achieved outstanding artistic acclaim, he has been greatly involved in a variety of new initiatives, which have strength¬ened the ensemble’s presence in the community and attracted a young and diverse audience. During his tenure, Oundjian has released eight recordings on the Orchestra’s self-produced record label TSO Live and signed a multi-disc recording contract with Chandos Records. He recently led the TSO on a tour of Europe, which included a sold-out perfor¬mance at Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the first performance of a North American orchestra at Reykjavik’s Harpa Hall. Oundjian has appeared at the London Proms, Prague Spring Festival, Edinburgh Festival and The Philadelphia Orchestra’s Mozart Festival, where he was artistic director from 2003 to 2005. He was appointed music director of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in 2012. From 2006 to 2010, he was principal guest conductor of the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and between 1997 and 2007, played a major role at the Caramoor International Music Festival in New York. Since 1981, he has served as a visiting professor at the Yale School of Music where he was awarded the University’s Sanford Medal in 2013. In 2009, Oundjian received an honorary doctorate from the San Francisco Conservatory.

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “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. During its nearly 50-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala; LACO @ the Movies, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live; and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
“Beethoven & Mendelssohn”
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Stefan Jackiw, violin

PROGRAM:
BARTÓK Divertimento, Sz. 113
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, December 12, 2015, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Alex Theatre, Glendale
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203

Sunday, December 13, 2015, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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

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.

After the performance, ticket holders are invited to mingle with friends and musicians at an after-party in the lobby with complimentary drinks and appetizers.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s
Baroque Conversations Series
Features Program Led By Iranian-Born
Harpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani
Performing Works By Bach, Telemann And Erlebach

Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 pm
Zipper Hall, downtown Los Angeles
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) opens its five-concert Baroque Conversations series with an evening led by Iranian-born harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani featuring works by Bach, Telemann and Erlebach on Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Esfahani, lauded by The New York Times for his “soulful flair,” is joined by LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer; assistant concertmaster Tereza Stanislav; Victoria Miskolczy, associate principal viola; Robert Brophy, viola; Armen Ksajikian, associate principal cello; Peter Lloyd, acting principal bass; Sandy Hughes, flute; and Allan Vogel, principal oboe; and guest musician John Schneiderman, theorbo. The program includes Erlebach’s Ouvertüre IV; Telemann’s Paris Quartet No. 7 in D major; and Bach’s Sonata in G minor for Oboe and Harpsichord and Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor. A complimentary wine reception for all ticket holders begins at 6 pm.

Esfahani, in demand around the globe, has been hailed as “one of today’s most thrilling harpsichordists” (Gramophone) and proclaimed a “superstar whose musicianship, imagination, virtuosity, cultural breadth and charisma far transcends the ivory tower in which the harpsichord has traditionally been placed” (The Times). Since making his London debut in 2009, he has worked tirelessly to establish the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments in classical and contemporary repertoire, including giving the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC Proms in 2011.

LACO’s highly regarded Baroque Conversations series spotlights repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. In signature LACO style, artists share their insights into the music and invite questions from the audience, which provides an in-depth look at the music being presented as well as an opportunity to get to know LACO artists on a deeper level. Each Zipper Hall program begins with a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception.

Additional Baroque Conversations performances take place on February 4, March 24 and April 21, 2016, 7 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles; and on Saturday, May 21, 2016, 8 pm, at USC’s Bovard Auditorium in partnership with the 2016 Piatigorsky International Cello Festival. Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions.

Single tickets for the concert on November 12 (beginning at $57) and subscriptions to all five “Baroque Conversations” concerts ($260) 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.

Born in Tehran in 1984, MAHAN ESFAHANI received his first guidance on the piano from his father before exploring the harpsichord as a teenager. Mentored by George Houle, he studied musicology and history at Stanford University, before studying intensively with Peter Watchorn (Boston) and Zuzana Růžičková (Prague). He was a BBC New Generation Artist and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust prizewinner. In 2014, he was on the shortlist for the Royal Philharmonic Society Instrumentalist of the Year and Gramophone Artist of the Year, firsts for the harpsichord. After his 2009 London debut, Esfahani’s mission to establish the harpsichord in mainstream classical and contemporary reper¬toire came to significant public attention when he played the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC in 2011. Esfahani is an exclusive artist with Deutsche Grammophon.

MARGARET BATJER, who has served as concertmaster of the Los Ange¬les Chamber Orchestra since 1998, made her first solo appearance at the age of 15 with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. She has since soloed with a succession of major orchestras, including the Philadelphia Orchestra and the St. Louis, Seattle and Dallas symphony orchestras. Batjer has performed with such European ensembles as the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Prague Chamber Orchestra and Berlin Symphony Orchestra. As an esteemed cham¬ber musician, she appears regularly at the Marlboro Music Festival, La Jolla Summerfest, Salzburg Festival, and Italy’s Naples and Cre¬mona festivals. In 2008, she developed LACO’s acclaimed chamber music series, Westside Connections.

ROBERT BROPHY can be heard playing with the Los Angeles Philhar¬monic, LA Opera and many West Coast chamber music series. He is featured with Nigel Kennedy in a quartet for Kennedy’s release Greatest Hits on the EMI label and has performed alongside Martha Argerich, Mischa Maisky, Michel Dalberto and Dmitri Sitkovetsky. An advocate for new music and former member of the Ensō Quar¬tet, Brophy has worked with many leading composers of the 20th and 21st centuries, including Joan Tower, William Bolcom, Tan Dun and Bernard Rands. The Ensō Quartet earned multiple honors at the 2004 Banff International String Quartet Competition. Brophy joined LACO in 2011.

SANDY HUGHES became a member of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in the 2012–13 season. In addition to LACO, she is a member of the Bateira Trio and the new-music group, Ensemble LPR. Hughes also performs regularly with the New York Philhar¬monic. A Fulbright Grant recipient, and twice a fellow of both the Tanglewood and Aspen festivals, Hughes attended both the Man¬hattan and Hartt schools of music. Hughes’ major teachers include Robert Langevin, Cindy Meyers and John Wion.

ARMEN KSAJIKIAN has performed as soloist with the Los Angeles Chamber and Hollywood Bowl orchestras and Nacional Orchestre du Brazil. He has appeared at the Colorado, Banff, Venice Film and Oregon Bach music festivals and is a member of the adventurous Armadillo String Quartet. He takes great pride in appearing in “less conventional” venues such as on 16-day whitewater tours down the Colorado River, “concerts for grizzles” inside the clarifier tank of an old pulp in Sitka, and with the Hiland Mountain Women’s String Orchestra at the Hiland Mountain Correctional Center. Ksajikian has worked with such notables as Cage, Williams, Corea, Newman, Incubus and the Eagles.

A native of Philadelphia, PETER LLOYD is the former principal bass of the Minnesota Orchestra. Throughout his career Lloyd has worked with many of the world’s greatest conductors, including Riccardo Muti, Leonard Bernstein, Daniel Barenboim, Kurt Masur, Eugene Ormandy and James Levine. He has dedicated much of his career to performing chamber music and has appeared with members of the Budapest, Guarneri, Emerson, Juilliard and Orion string quartets. In addition to his concert schedule, Lloyd maintains an active teach¬ing career. He is currently a faculty member at The Colburn School. Lloyd performs on a world-renowned bass violin made by Daniel Hachez, graciously provided by Robertson Violins of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Australian-born VICTORIA MISKOLCZY has been LACO’s associate prin¬cipal viola since 1989. Her many other concert appearances include performances with the Oregon Bach, Ojai and Mostly Mozart festi¬vals; the Sydney, Pacific and Pasadena symphonies and the Long Beach Orchestra. Her local chamber music credits include perfor¬mances with the Capitol Ensemble, the South Bay Chamber Music Society, Pacific Serenades, Camerata Pacifica, Jacaranda Series, Concert Guild and LACO at musicales and on its Baroque Con-versations and Westside Connections series. Miskolczy has also performed solo recitals throughout the US, Canada and Australia, where two were aired on national radio, Australian Broadcasting Commission FM. A former part-time faculty member at the Univer¬sity of Southern California, Miskolczy now teaches privately.

Critically acclaimed virtuoso of plucked instruments since age nine, JOHN SCHNEIDERMAN specializes in the performance practice and repertoire of 18th century lutes and 19th century guitars. Schnei¬derman is in demand as a soloist and chamber musician and has performed with the Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, among many others. Schneiderman is currently on the faculties of the University of California at Irvine and Irvine Valley College, and has been on the faculties of Orange Coast College, California State University, Long Beach and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.

Hailed for the “expressive beauty and wonderful intensity” (Robert Mann) of her playing, TEREZA STANISLAV is an active and versatile per¬former. A highly sought after chamber musician, she has appeared in venues such as the Library of Congress, Wigmore Hall and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, and with artists such as Jean-Yves Thibaudet, the Miró Quartet and Jon Kimura Parker. An advocate for new music, Stanislav has worked with many composers and performed several world premieres including Gun¬ther Schuller’s Horn Quintet and Louis Andriessen’s The City of Dis. Stanislav was awarded the highest grant from the Canada Council for the Arts in the category for Professional Musicians (Individuals) in Classical Music.

ALAN VOGEL joined LACO in 1972 and became principal oboe in 1974. Vogel has performed as guest principal oboe with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and appeared with the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, and the Berlin and Los Angeles philharmonics. He has been featured at the Marlboro, Santa Fe, Aspen and Mostly Mozart festivals, among others, and performed at the White House during the last state dinner of the Clinton presidency. Vogel is on the faculty of the California Institute of the Arts, the University of Southern California and the Colburn School Conservatory of Music.

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “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. During its 47-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala; LACO @ the Movies, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live; and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

WHAT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra “Baroque Conversations”
Mahan Esfahani, host & harpsichord
Margaret Batjer, violin
Tereza Stanislav, violin
Victoria Miskolczy, viola
Robert Brophy, viola
Armen Ksajikian, cello
Peter Lloyd, bass
Sandy Hughes, flute
Allan Vogel, oboe
John Schneiderman, theorbo

WHEN/WHERE:
Thursday, November 12, 2015, 7 pm,
Zipper Concert Hall, 200 South Grand Avenue, downtown Los Angeles

PROGRAM:
ERLEBACH Ouvertüre IV
BACH Sonata in G minor for Oboe and Harpsichord
TELEMANN Paris Quartet No. 7 in D major
BACH Harpsichord Concerto No. 1 in D minor

TICKETS/INFO:
Tickets start at $57. For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2015-16 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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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Selected As A Grantee Of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation And Management Program

Orchestra Will Receive Part of $30 Million Investment to
Strengthen Programming and Organizational Capacity

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announces that it is a grantee recipient of Bloomberg Philanthropies’ Arts Innovation and Management (AIM) program. Through the two-year initiative, Bloomberg Philanthropies is providing $30 million across 262 small and mid-sized nonprofit cultural organizations around the country to help strengthen their operational and programming efforts, including training in fundraising, audience development and board member engagement.

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“Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is deeply grateful to be selected for this prestigious and highly impactful grant from Bloomberg Philanthropies,” says LACO Executive Director Scott Harrison. “It will enable the Orchestra to focus on some of its highest strategic priorities and share our music with even more audiences. We applaud the major commitment Bloomberg Philanthropies is making to support the arts in the Los Angeles.”

LACO will use the grant to help expand strategic fund raising efforts and enhance the artistic excellence and community programs for which the Orchestra is recognized. It will enable the Orchestra to bolster audience engagement and capacity building in anticipation of its 50th anniversary and beyond.

The invitation-only program supports nonprofit cultural organizations based in six cities: Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Los Angeles and San Francisco. All organizations are locally or internationally recognized nonprofits that have been in existence for at least two years. The grantees are required to participate in a management training program; secure matching funds; ensure 100% board participation in fundraising; and maintain up-to-date information in the Cultural Data Project, an online financial & data collection platform that assists arts organizations across the country to collect, learn from, and use data effectively. The grants are unrestricted so that recipients can use them to address their greatest needs.

Bloomberg Philanthropies is partnering with the DeVos Institute of Arts Management at the University of Maryland to develop curricula and conduct trainings for the AIM program in each city. The comprehensive workshops engage organizations around activities that strengthen their long-term health and goals and include consultations and implementation support for arts managers and their boards.

First piloted in New York City, Bloomberg Philanthropies supported 245 grantees through AIM from 2011-2013. Participating organizations reported improvements in audience development, board engagement and fundraising over the two-year program.

About Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “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. During its 47-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala; LACO @ the Movies, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live; and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

About Bloomberg Philanthropies
Bloomberg Philanthropies works to ensure better, longer lives for the greatest number of people. It focus on five key areas for creating lasting change: arts, education, the environment, government innovation, and public health. The arts are a valuable way to engage citizens and enhance communities. Through innovative partnerships and bold approaches, the Bloomberg Philanthropies arts program works to increase access to culture using new technologies, empowering artists and strengthening cultural organizations to reach broader audiences. For more information, please visit bloomberg.org or follow us Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @BloombergDotOrg.

About the DeVos Institute of Arts Management
The DeVos Institute has served more than 1,000 organizations from over 80 countries since Michael M. Kaiser founded it during his tenure as President of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. The Institute has designed its services to assist a wide range of institutions, from traditional performing and presenting organizations, museums and galleries, arts schools and libraries, to botanical gardens, glass-making studios, public art trusts, and non-profit cinemas, to name a few. The DeVos Institute transferred its activities and offices from the Kennedy Center to the University of Maryland in September 2014. The move enables the Institute to expand its global training and consulting programs, enhance its fellowships for North American and international arts managers within the context of a major educational institution, and create a Master’s program that leverages both University and Institute resources.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra,
In Segue From Mozart To Marimba,
Performs West Coast Premiere Of Timo Andres’ Word Of Mouth And Features Acclaimed Pianist Richard Goode On Mozart Piano Concerto As Well As Laco Principal Timpani/Percussion Wade Culbreath On Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto For Marimba And Strings

Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale;
Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), under the baton of Jeffrey Kahane, segues from Mozart to marimba in two performances that also spotlight the West Coast premiere of Brooklyn-based composer Timo Andres’ Word of Mouth, “an exhilarating chamber symphony suffused with optimism” (The New York Times), on Saturday, October 17, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sunday, October 18, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall. Also featured on the varied program are acclaimed pianist Richard Goode performing Mozart’s “Golden Period” Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456, and LACO Principal Timpani/Percussion Wade Culbreath, who is showcased in French composer Emmanuel Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings. The program concludes with Haydn’s joyous and beloved Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob. I:88. Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, feature Andres and Culbreath in conversation with Kahane, with a short marimba demonstration by Culbreath.

Andres, a noted composer and piano virtuoso, is winner of the prestigious 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award. His works include a piano quintet for Jonathan Biss and the Elias String Quartet, commissioned and presented by Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw Amsterdam and San Francisco Performances; a solo piano work for Kirill Gerstein, commissioned by the Gilmore Foundation; a new string quartet for the Library of Congress, premiered by the Attacca Quartet; and a new piece for yMusic. Upcoming commissions include a major work for Third Coast Percussion and an ensemble song cycle to be premiered by himself, Gabriel Kahane, Becca Stevens, Ted Hearne and Nathan Koci at the Ecstatic Music Festival, and presented by the St. Paul Chamber Orchestra’s Liquid Music series. Andres earned both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Yale University.
Goode, noted for his “keen imagination, intelligence and sensitivity” (Washington Post), is considered one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In addition to performing in leading venues around the globe, he served as the co-artistic director of the Marlboro Music School and Festival in Marlboro, Vermont from 1999 through 2013, described by New Yorker magazine as “the classical world’s most coveted retreat.” The Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456, unusual in its richness, complexity and scope, is the first of three of Mozart’s “Golden Period” piano concertos being presented by LACO this season.

In addition to his principal position with LACO, Culbreath is principal percussion with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and timpanist with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. He has also played on some 400 soundtracks for the motion picture studios, including the Academy Award-winning scores for Aladdin, Pocahontas and Life of Pi. Séjourné’s Concerto for Marimba and Strings is a two-movement work “gorgeously composed (and) rhythmically reminiscent of classic, mid-20th century French films” (The Villager).

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.

Tickets, starting at $27, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. 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 ($12), 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 seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.

WADE CULBREATH studied at the Eastman School of Music in Roches¬ter, New York. He is principal timpani and percussion with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, principal percussion with the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra and timpanist with the Pasadena Symphony Orchestra. He has freelanced with the Los Angeles Opera, Bolshoi Ballet, American Ballet Theater and the National Ballet of Canada. With the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he participated in two Europe¬an tours and eight recordings on the Sony Classical and Deutsche Grammophon labels. Culbreath has played on nearly 400 soundtracks for the motion picture studios including the Academy Award-win¬ning scores for Aladdin, Pocahontas and Life of Pi.

RICHARD GOODE has been hailed for music-making of tremen¬dous emotional power, depth and expressiveness, and has been acknowledged worldwide as one of today’s leading interpreters of Classical and Romantic music. In recent seasons, Goode has appeared as soloist with New York and Los Angeles philharmonics, Chicago Symphony, Deutsch¬es Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and on tour with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. An exclusive Nonesuch recording artist, Goode has made more than two-dozen recordings, ranging from solo and chamber works to lieder and concertos. His numerous prizes include the Young Concert Artists Award, First Prize in the Clara Haskil Compe¬tition and the Avery Fisher Prize.

Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, JEFFREY KAHANE 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 19th season as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, 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 also a visiting 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 and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “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. During its 47-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala; LACO @ the Movies, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live; and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

EDITORS, PLEASE NOTE:

EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
“Mozart to Marimba”
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Richard Goode, piano
Wade Culbreath, marimba

PROGRAM:
TIMO ANDRES Word of Mouth (West Coast premiere)
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 18 in B-flat major, K. 456
EMMANUEL SÉJOURNÉ Concerto for Marimba and Strings
HAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G major, Hob. I:88

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, October 17, 2015, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Alex Theatre, Glendale
216 North Brand Boulevard, Glendale CA 91203

Sunday, October 18, 2015, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Royce Hall, UCLA
340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

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

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. Concert Preludes features Music Director Jeffrey Kahane in discussion with Timo Andres and Wade Culbreath.

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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s
2015-16 “Campus To Concert Hall”
Season Pass Offers Students
Eleven Concerts For Just $30

One of the best bargains in the city available to college students ages 17 to 30 is Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass,” which provides admission to eleven concerts during LACO’s 2015-16 season for just $30. The Pass allows holders to attend all seven Orchestral Series concerts at either Glendale’s Alex Theatre or UCLA’s Royce Hall; all three Westside Connections programs, which this year highlight the connections between music and the brain, at Santa Monica’s Moss Theater; and the Discover Bach’s Cantata, “Sleepers Awake” program at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. As an added bonus, the Pass includes access to performance after-parties where students can mingle with musicians; advance reservation privileges; and the option to reserve up to three additional tickets at just $12 each for college friends (valid college ID required). This popular student pass, offered for the fifth year, is designed to build appreciation for classical music among younger audiences.

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LACO has a long history of educational outreach to the student community, and is particularly focused on bringing students inside the concert hall to experience the Orchestra’s live performances in world-class venues. The ‘Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass’ makes it affordable for students to attend multiple performances for about $2.80 per concert, much less than the cost of a movie or a latte. The pass is available to students new to classical music as well as those who are seasoned concertgoers. Marina Graphic Center, Inc. is a sponsor of the “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass.” LACO also offers Student Rush tickets at $12, but the ‘All Access Pass’ makes tickets even more affordable and enables students to reserve tickets in advance.

LACO presents several other vital outreach programs integral to LACO’s mission of nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music. In addition to the “All Access Pass,” the Orchestra hosts 3,200 fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade students of varied cultural and musical backgrounds each year through “Meet the Music,” a series of eight live performances of classical works and often an upcoming program’s soloist at Zipper Hall or the Alex Theatre. LACO also offers free concert tickets and transportation to LACO concerts to “in need” community service organizations through its “Community Partners” program. The intensive “LACO-USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program,” launched in 2010, enhances the preparedness of strings students for a professional career with select Thornton students invited to participate in a mock audition that may lead to an opportunity to perform in the string section of the Orchestra for a LACO concert. Additionally, LACO offers Master Classes, including in-depth composition Master Classes led by LACO Composer–in-Residence and Pulitzer Prize-finalist Andrew Norman for the AP music class at North Hollywood High School, providing vital mentoring to a new generation of musicians and composers. This season Norman also visits several fourth-, fifth, and sixth-grade LAUSD and charter school classrooms to introduce the joy of music and music composition to younger students through an engaging interactive presentation.

More information on the “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” is available at laco.org/college, where students can purchase it online.

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “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. During its almost 50-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala; LACO @ the Movies, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live; and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (LACO)
NAMES ACCOMPLISHED ARTS EXECUTIVE SCOTT HARRISON
NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Harrison, Who Assumes Post on October 6, 2015,
Joins LACO From Detroit Symphony Orchestra
Where He Served as
Vice President for Advancement & External Relations
and Worked Previously with Major American Orchestras Including
Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra,
Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Boston Symphony Orchestra
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Accomplished arts executive Scott Harrison has been appointed Executive Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), announces LACO Board President Dana Newman. Harrison, who assumes his post on October 6, 2015, handles responsibility for providing the vision, strategic direction and oversight of the organization. Led by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, LACO is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras. Harrison comes to LACO from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) where he served as Vice President for Advancement and External Relations. Having joined DSO in 2010 as Senior Director of Patron Engagement and Loyalty Programs, he was promoted to Executive Director of Board Engagement and Strategy in 2013 and to the Vice President role in 2014. Harrison’s extensive background with major orchestras also includes work with the symphony orchestras of Indianapolis, New Jersey, Dallas and Boston. A bassoonist earlier in his career, Harrison performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, Shreveport Symphony and Dallas Wind Symphony, among others, in addition to performing on tour in the United Kingdom, Europe and Latin America. He has taught bassoon in the US, Haiti, Honduras and the Dominican Republic.

“Scott Harrison brings an enormous wealth of experience in the orchestra world to this position with LACO,” says Newman. “His remarkable leadership of Detroit Symphony Orchestra’s fundraising and communications arm through a very challenging period in that organization’s history gave all of us on the executive search committee great confidence in his potential to take LACO to the next level in its evolution. We were especially excited by his ability to inspire and invigorate board leadership and to foster collaboration among board members, staff and musicians. Scott’s successes promoting audience development, digital media initiatives and educational programs singled him out as a strategic, forward-looking thinker, essential qualities for orchestra management in the 21st century. As one of Southern California’s musical treasures, LACO strives to distinguish itself on an international scale, and Scott certainly has the background, energy and vision to make that a reality.”

“I am absolutely delighted to welcome Scott Harrison to his new role with LACO,” says Kahane. “I am extremely eager to begin working in partnership with him as I begin my final two seasons as Music Director. I have been immensely impressed by Scott’s passion, dedication and keen intelligence, and I believe that the combination of his extensive musical training and professional experience as both an orchestral and chamber musician with his exceptional track record in management with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and elsewhere make him an ideal leader for LACO as it heads into its second half-century.”

“I’m thrilled to join the LACO family at such an exciting time in the organization’s history,” says Harrison. “With the 50th anniversary around the corner, this is a time to celebrate a distinguished legacy while finding new ways to share our music with more and broader audiences. I was first attracted to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra because of the artistry of the LACO musicians, the joy they bring to the stage and the superb guest artists that perform with the ensemble. But as I learned more about the flexibility, diversity, intimacy and personality at the heart of LACO’s music making and community efforts, I knew I belonged at this Orchestra. After the warmth shown us by multiple board members, patrons, orchestra members and staff, and in particular Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and Board President Dana Newman, my wife Angela and I are eagerly anticipating our move to LA and the start of LACO’s season.”

SCOTT HARRISON comes to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra after five years at the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, where he most recently served as Vice President of Advancement and External Relations. As the DSO’s chief fundraising and communications officer, he was charged with meeting multi-million dollar contributed revenue goals while developing strategies to build the DSO’s local and global reputation. In 2011, while serving as Executive Producer of Digital Media, Harrison led the launch of the groundbreaking Live from Orchestra Hall webcast series. With performances by artists including Yo-Yo Ma, Lang Lang, Joshua Bell, Terence Blanchard and Hilary Hahn, and music from living composers including Mason Bates, John Corigliano, Gabriela Lena Frank, Missy Mazzoli and Krzysztof Penderecki, Live from Orchestra Hall has been viewed in over 100 countries by 750,000 viewers and has received accolades from The New York Times, Gramophone Magazine, Bloomberg TV, Guardian and more. Over 100,000 students to date have tuned into Live from Orchestra Hall’s Classroom Edition webcasts produced specifically for youth audiences. Harrison’s accomplishments at the DSO include partnering with artistic leadership, funders and civic organizations to launch the record-selling Beethoven and Tchaikovsky festivals; outdoor concert projections during the Dlectricity festival; the city-wide, crowd-sourced composition Symphony in D; and the @ the Max alternative performance series featuring a new generation of alt-classical artists. He also led a governance transformation that culminated in a new board structure and heightened levels of engagement across volunteers, musicians and staff; worked with the Recapitalization Task Force to develop the institution’s ten-year financial framework balancing resource capacity with mission-driven investment; served on the team that established the framework for the DSO’s regularly sold-out chamber orchestra series; supported the Diversity and Inclusion Task Force in developing the DSO’s first diversity vision statement, and led the patron engagement team in rebuilding subscription and donor levels, as well as patron confidence, to pre-recession levels. Originally from Long Island, Harrison fell in love with music thanks to the dedicated teachers and strong music program of his local public school district. With degrees in bassoon and political science from Northwestern University and Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts, he began his career at the Dallas and Boston symphony orchestras before becoming Manager of Community Programs at the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, where he planned and presented chamber music performances and educational activities throughout the state. He then joined the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra (ISO) as Associate Director of Marketing and New Media, overseeing four seasons of consecutive sales growth and launching the ISO’s online listening library and mobile app. Harrison has presented at conferences for the League of American Orchestras, the Spanish Association of Symphony Orchestras, the Tessitura Network and Arts Midwest, and has served as a grant panelist for the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Deeply committed to music education for all and the power of cultural diplomacy, Harrison serves as a founding board member of BLUME Haiti. He has traveled regularly to Haiti to engage in capacity building for music programs throughout the country, and has taught and performed in the Dominican Republic and Honduras, as well as back home in the US. He serves on the advisory boards of the Fifth House Ensemble, a Chicago-based chamber music ensemble, and Detroit Passport to the Arts, a program focused on introducing new audiences to the arts. Harrison and his wife Angela, an arts fundraising and direct mail consultant, will make their home in downtown Los Angeles.

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA, proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International and “resplendent” by the Los Angeles Times, 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 of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma,” “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. During its almost 50-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall and USC’s Bovard Auditorium; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala, an annual film event, featuring the Orchestra performing the score live, and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs, Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program, reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

LACO launches its 2015-16 season when celebrated Music Director Jeffrey Kahane conducts a program featuring the world premiere of Prisms, Cycles, Leaps, a joyous percussive work by rising Los Angeles-based composer Derrick Spiva, and the highly anticipated West Coast debut of violinist Michael Barenboim, son of legendary conductor Daniel Barenboim, on Saturday, September 19, 8 pm, at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, and Sunday, September 20, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. For more information, visit laco.org

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