Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal


  • Mozart Overture to The Magic Flute, K. 620 listen
  • Osvaldo Golijov Sidereus (West Coast premiere)
  • Derek Bermel Ritornello (for electric guitar and orchestra) (West Coast premiere)
  • Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major, Op. 58 listen

Beethoven, a confounding musical revolutionary?

No one would dispute Beethoven’s genius today, but his contemporaries thought differently. Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major – which forever changed the concerto form – was ignored for 30 years before being embraced as one of the masterpieces of classical music. Jeffrey Kahane brings his “uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” (Denver Post) to what he calls “one of the most beloved and astonishingly innovative works in the piano literature.”

Revel, too, in 21st century creativity with two West Coast premieres. Inspired by Galileo’s controversial observations of the moon, Osvaldo Golijov’s richly orchestrated Sidereus recalls the wonder of the scientist’s discoveries while virtuoso electric guitarist Wiek Hijmans astounds in Ritornello, Derek Bermel’s concerto featuring the unusual pairing of electric guitar with orchestra! The concert opens with Mozart’s mystic Overture from The Magic Flute. This sparkling program sets the tone for Festive 15 – a celebration of Jeffrey Kahane’s “crystal” anniversary as music director of “America’s finest chamber orchestra.” (Jim Svejda, PRI)

Guitarist Wiek Hijmans performs with the warmth of a gypsy” bringing “typical Dutch clarity” to his unique artistry. (Het Parool, Amsterdam)

LACO composer-in-residence Derek Bermel is a “brilliant musical vagabond [who] has made the sounds of the world his palette to create a singular artistic vision.” (Sequenza 21)

part of the orchestral series
mini series: make a night of it
mini series: delight in mozart, beethoven and tchaikovsky
mini series: thrill to electrifying soloists

special note

Join LACO after the performance to enjoy free food and drinks! Savor the music with treats provided by LACO’s unique sponsors. Open to all ticket holders.

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. Some Preludes will feature LIVE performances of short chamber works. All will provide interesting insights into the music and the artists.

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 Megan or Nicole in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm and on concert days from noon to 4 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.


Full series subscription prices: A – $693; B – $588; C* – $329; D – $143.50
(*Section C seats discounted to $294 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)

Flex series subscription prices: A – $100; B – $86; C* – $49; D – $22
(*Section C seats discounted to $44 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)

Single tickets: A – $105; B – $88; C* – $52; D – $24
(*Section C seats discounted to $47 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)

For information or to purchase tickets, call Megan or Marcella in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.

Program and artists subject to change.

  • KCRW
  • Pisco Portón
  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

  • Wiek Hijmans Wiek Hijmans

    photo Griet Vandepitte

Derek Bermel’s residency is sponsored by Titus & Wendy Brenninkmeijer.

Wiek Hijmans at the Alex Theatre is sponsored by
H. Allen Evans.

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

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