March 22, 2011
haydn's drum roll, a fond farewell and a fun after party with izze
On January 22 & 23, 2011 LACO patrons gathered to listen and watch as Ignat Solzhenitsyn, principal guest conductor of the Moscow Symphony Orchestra and talented son of the famous Russian novelist, led the Orchestra in Lutosławski’s immensely powerful tribute to Bartók and conducts the expressive Mozart Concerto from the keyboard. The concert ended with a bang — the long roll of the timpani announcing Haydn’s joyous 103rd Symphony, one of the composer’s finest masterpieces.
You can listen to Solzhenitsyn discuss the program in the podcast of the Concert Preludes from the weekend.
After the concert, all attendees were invited to the after-party, sponsored by IZZE and PAMA liqueur, where LACO honored long-time box office associate Jacquie Blew. Jacquie is stepping down from her position after many years graciously assisting LACO patrons and staff. Jacquie has worked for the Orchestra since 1997, and was a LACO volunteer prior to that, since 1989! She will be deeply missed in the office, though we can all look forward to seeing her at concerts as a continuing LACO subscriber.