December 14, 2010
spotlight on LACO
Cheer on principal clarinet Joshua Ranz as he performs the iconic Clarinet Concerto that Copland wrote for jazz great Benny Goodman. Then, celebrate the bicentennial of Schumann’s birth with principal cello Andrew Shulman in the composer’s tender, elegiac Concerto. Wolf’s blissful Serenade is the perfect foil for the melancholy of Schumann, and Kellogg’s textured tour de force, an homage to Mozart, contrasts with the wild beauty of Golijov’s Last Round, deemed “the best Piazzolla tango Piazzolla never wrote.” (Gramophone) It’s a program that showcases the extraordinary versatility of the LACO musicians.
LACO principal clarinet Joshua Ranz talks about the Copland Clarinet Concerto, and LACO principal cello Andrew Shulman discusses the Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor.
If you want to learn a little about the Wolf Italian Serenade, read Christine’s blog post, Wild Wolf.
Check out LACO’s blog LACO in december for an excerpt of the reviews including a review by Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times.