Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal

virtuoso turns

  • John Adams Chamber Symphony
  • Mozart Oboe Concerto in C major, K. 314
  • Britten Sinfonietta
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 8 in F major, Op. 93

Revel in the artistry of LACO principal oboe Allan Vogel, “an oboe virtuoso with few equals and perhaps no superiors,” ( LA Times ) in Mozart’s only oboe concerto. John Adams attributes the inspiration for his Chamber Symphony to the tradition of American cartoons; the movements named Mongrel Arts, Aria with Walking Bass, and Roadrunner give a hint at the general ambience. Even the composer admits that the work is “shockingly difficult to play,” making it the perfect showpiece for LACO’s fine musicians. All of this, plus the Britten and Beethoven, celebrate the West Coast debut of the astonishing 32-year-old Edward Gardner, recently named music director of the English National Opera.

special note

Program and artists subject to change.

read the Program Notes

pre-concert program

Join us for Concert Preludes , featuring executive director Andrea Laguni in conversation with Edward Gardner, and hear the stories behind the music. One hour before curtain; FREE to all ticket holders.

box office info

Call Jacquie or Kristy in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.


$76, 65, 47, 17. Call for discounts for groups, students and seniors.

broadcast info

Recorded for broadcast on April 15, 2007 at Royce Hall, UCLA. The broadcast of this performance is made possible by generous gifts from Brigitta Troy and General Electric.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • Edward Gardner Edward Gardner

    Photo: IMG Artists

  • Allan Vogel Allan Vogel

    photo CCS International

Tonight’s concert is made possible, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts.

Edward Gardner’s performance at Royce Hall is generously sponsored by Robert and Barbara Bragonier.

Allan Vogel’s performance at Royce Hall is generously sponsored by Lois Evans and K. Eugene Shutler.

If you’d like to sponsor a LACO performance or artist, click here for information.

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