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spotlight on LACO

  • Daniel Kellogg Mozart’s Hymn
  • Osvaldo Golijov Last Round listen
  • Copland Clarinet Concerto listen
  • Wolf Italian Serenade listen
  • Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129 listen


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.

Please Note: Dynamic conductor Michael Stern steps in to lead the LACO concerts on December 11 and 12. It is with great regret that LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane must withdraw from these concerts. He continues to recover from an extended illness and looks forward to returning to LACO as his health permits.

“Solo clarinetist Joshua Ranz and his plummy sound lent a pure and supple urgency…and was a source of pleasure all evening.” (The Chautauquan Daily)

Andrew Shulman’s “interpretation was of the highest caliber…[he] gave a fabulously nuanced and impassioned performance.” (Salt Lake Tribune)

part of the orchestral series
mini series: concertos of the romantic era
mini series: living composers

special note

Interested in Spotlight on LACO? Visit LACO’s online store on amazon.com to find CDs and books that relate to this concert.

Listen to this podcast to hear LACO principal clarinet Joshua Ranz discuss the jazz and Latin influences in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto and more.

read the Program Notes

pre-concert program

Concert Preludes are fun, informative and free to all ticket holders.

Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre for an engaging discussion with composer Daniel Kellogg.

venue note

Looking for a good place to eat near your theatre?

When attending a concert at Royce Hall, try some of the great Westwood restaurants.

If your concert is at the Alex, dine at one of Glendale’s restaurants near the theatre.

box office info

Call Jacquie, Marcella or Laura in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from noon to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.

tickets

Full series subscription prices: A – $672; B – $574; C – $315; C* – $287; D – $119 *Section C seats discounted to $287 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

Flex series subscription prices: A – $97; B – $82; C – $47; C* – $41; D – $17 *Section C seats discounted to $41 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

Single tickets: A – $100; B – $85; C – $50; C* – $42; D – $18 *Section C seats discounted to $42 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.

For information or to purchase tickets, call Jacquie, Marcella or Laura in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.

Program and artists subject to change.

  • KCRW
  • The Jewish Journal
  • Michael Stern Michael Stern

    photo courtesy MusicVine

  • Joshua Ranz Joshua Ranz

    photo Michael Burke

  • Andrew Shulman Andrew Shulman

    photo Cynthia Smalley

These concerts are sponsored by Joyce & Mal Fienberg.

Joshua Ranz at the Alex Theatre is sponsored by Bill Cooney.

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