Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal



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March 28, 2012

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In 1913 Paris, the premiere of Stravinsky’s seminal The Rite of Spring caused an audience riot. The following year, after the work’s first concert-only performance, cheering Parisians carried Stravinsky through the streets. How will Los Angeles react to the Sound Investment commission by young Brooklyn-based composer Timothy Andres in March 2012?

“Andres is unquestionably a distinctive talent, with a fine teasing ear for texture and harmony,” declares The Guardian. An accomplished pianist, Andres also joins LACO for “a new completion of the “Coronation” Concerto, in which he has replaced entirely Mozart’s sketches for the left-hand part. “I approached the piece…as a sprawling playground for pianistic invention and virtuosity, taking cues from the composer-pianist tradition Mozart helped crystallize.”

Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 brings this scintillating concert to a close–a reminder that the ground-breaking works of today are the beloved masterpieces of tomorrow.

All ticket holders were invited to the after-party sponsored by IZZE and PAMA Pomegranate Liqueur.

Read Christine Gengaro, PhD’s program notes and paying homage to the past blog.

Nicolette’s play on words in TIMOmania and Timo’s podcast with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen

check out the reviews!
Music Critic Mark Swed, of the Los Angeles Times, review of refracted

CK Dexter Haven’s review on All is Yar

Marc Porter Zasada, Executive Editor of L.A. Opening Nights refracted review

LACO Refracts a Mozart Concerto with Timothy Andres review by LA Opus Rodney Punt