Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal


  • Erwin Schulhoff Double Concerto for Violin and Piano – arranged by Daniel Hope from the original for flute and piano (world premiere)
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64 (original 1844 version) listen
  • Kurt Weill Symphony No. 2 listen

Witness the evocative power of Daniel Hope’s “astonishingly beautiful playing” (The Birmingham Mail) in a concert that pays tribute to three great composers whose music was suppressed under the Nazi regime. Inspired by the historical and personal significance this program holds for both Hope and Kahane — Daniel Hope’s family was forced to flee Nazi Berlin and Jeffrey Kahane’s grandfather was arrested on Kristallnacht — this performance celebrates the power of art to transcend adversity.

“You never know what the brilliant young British violinist… will do next. He has collaborated with actors on works that combine music and words and explored Indian music and jazz…” (The New York Times)

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special note

Following this reflective concert, LACO hosts a Pulse mixer on a Saturday night for young professionals to meet and network. FREE appetizers will be offered. RSVP required. Call 213 622 7001 for details.

Listen to LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane discuss his personal family connection to the Holocaust and why this program features music suppressed by the Nazi regime. Listen to the podcast now!

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

Learn more about Daniel Hope by watching his video blog with behind-the-scenes footage from the German parliament during the January 27 Act of Remembrance to commemorate the victims of the Holocaust.

For more information about Ervìn Schulhoff and other composers whose music was banned by the Nazi regime, visit orelfoundation.org .

The Orel Foundation is dedicated to rediscovering suppressed musical treasures of the 20th century. LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane, whose grandfather was arrested on Kristallnacht, curates and performs in a chamber music concert at a symposium co-sponsored by UCLA’s Center for Jewish Studies and The Orel Foundation, April 7 – 8, 2010.

Details will be posted on The Orel Foundation’s website as they become available. Sign up at orelfoundation.org to receive email notification.

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pre-concert program

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

Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre. At the Concert Preludes for Hope, Robert Elias, the Executive Director of the Orel Foundation, introduces the topic of “lost voices” and talks about Schulhoff and Weill, followed by Q&A.

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.


Flex series subscription prices: A – $95; B – $79; C – $47; C* – $39; D – $17 *Section C seats discounted to $39 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.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • KPCC
  • The Jewish Journal
  • Left Coast Wine Bar
  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

  • Daniel Hope Daniel Hope

    photo Felix Broede/Deutsche Grammophon

These concerts are sponsored by Joyce & Mal Fienberg.

Daniel Hope at the Alex Theatre is sponsored by Bill Cooney.

These performances are funded in part by the Kurt Weill Foundation for Music, Inc., New York, NY.

These concerts are supported, in part, by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

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

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