Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal


chopin: piano concerto

  • Hannah Lash This Ease (Sound Investment commission) (world premiere)
  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor
  • Haydn Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major

What ever happened to your first love? Do you ever think back and smile?

Due to a growing revolt in Warsaw, Chopin was forced to leave behind his young love, soprano Konstancja Gładkowska, and immigrate to Paris. Though separated, Chopin continued to be inspired by her, composing the Larghetto of his virtuosic Concerto No. 2 with her in mind. Gładkowska eventually married another, and Chopin found other loves as well. But perhaps on certain anniversaries or when they heard “their” song, they thought fondly of each other…and smiled. In her LA Chamber Orchestra debut, “spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane. (American Record Guide)

  • Natasha Paremski Natasha Paremski

    photo Andrea Joynt

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  • Bach Goldberg Variations

Bringing the series to a glorious close, charismatic LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane introduces and performs Bach’s Goldberg Variations, long regarded as one of the most important sets of works of this genre ever composed.

  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

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  • Rachmaninoff Sonata in G minor
  • Chopin Nocturne in D-flat major, Op. 27, No. 2
  • Brahms Piano Trio No. 2 in C major, Op. 87

LA-native John Rubinstein is a prolific film and television actor, director, composer and Tony-award winner (Children of a Lesser God). The son of the legendary concert pianist Arthur Rubinstein, he faced the challenge of finding his own voice in Hollywood. The Romantic works of Rachmaninoff, Chopin and Brahms are an homage to the legacy of father and son. Guest pianist and From the Top host Christopher O’Riley joins LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane and LACO virtuosos Margaret Batjer and Andrew Shulman.
Following the Orchestra’s signature “conversations” style, the musicians introduce the pieces from the stage. There is no intermission.

  • John Rubinstein John Rubinstein

bach & mozart: double concertos

  • Bach Concerto No. 2 in C major for Two Keyboards
  • Mozart Concerto No. 10 in E-flat major for Two Pianos
  • Ligeti Selections from Etudes for Piano, Book I & II
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 1 in C major

Life is busy. Kids, errands, clients, traffic…so much to do. And often all at once.

For one evening, leave the multitasking to LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane as he conducts two double concertos from the keyboard and a third from the podium. Kahane is joined by 12-year-old Ray Ushikubo for Bach and LA favorite Joanne Pearce Martin for Mozart. Jeremy Denk, music director of the 2014 Ojai Festival, is the soloist for the fiendishly finger-twisting Ligeti concerto. Join us for feats of multi-musicality to eclipse the memory of your morning routine.

  • Ray Ushikubo Ray Ushikubo

    photo Jeff Fasano

  • Joanne Pearce Martin Joanne Pearce Martin

    photo Gerry Melendez

  • Jeremy Denk Jeremy Denk

    photo Michael Wilson

recent performances

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April 17, 2014 — Zipper Concert Hall

westside connections 2

April 3, 2014 — Moss Theater

stradivarius fiddlefest

March 28, 2014 — The Broad Stage

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March 27, 2014 — Zipper Concert Hall

bach's birthday

March 22, 2014 — Alex Theatre
March 23, 2014 — Royce Hall

discover beethoven's eroica

February 22, 2014 — Ambassador Auditorium

LACO in residence at occidental college

February 15, 2014 —

westside connections 1

February 13, 2014 — Moss Theater

baroque conversations 2

February 6, 2014 — Zipper Concert Hall

mozart, beethoven & haydn

January 25, 2014 — Alex Theatre
January 26, 2014 — Royce Hall

baroque conversations 1

December 5, 2013 — Zipper Concert Hall

beethoven: pastoral

November 16, 2013 — Alex Theatre
November 17, 2013 — Royce Hall

haydn: cello concerto

October 19, 2013 — Ambassador Auditorium
October 20, 2013 — Royce Hall

mozart: turkish violin concerto

September 21, 2013 — Ambassador Auditorium
September 22, 2013 — Royce Hall