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brandenburg

  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 1 in F major, BWV 1046 listen
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 in G major, BWV 1048 listen
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049 listen
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D major, BWV 1050 listen
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051 listen
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 in F major, BWV 1047 listen


Even Bach needed a job! Constituting perhaps the greatest resume of all time, his much-loved Brandenburg Concertos, a series of six impossibly challenging concertos which completely redefined chamber orchestral music, were intended as an employment pitch to the Margrave of Brandenburg-Schwedt. But the Margrave remained unimpressed, Bach’s petition was ignored, and the Baroque masterpieces languished for over 200 years before their rediscovery in the dusty Brandenburg archives.

Each concerto tests the skills of multiple soloists in daring instrumental combinations. The Orchestra has previously performed the complete cycle an astonishing 51 times, making the Brandenburg Concertos a signature LACO work. On this occasion, LACO’s esteemed concertmaster Margaret Batjer leads a performance that spotlights the extraordinary finesse of LACO’s many virtuosos. Be there for an evening of exquisite artistry!

Batjer elaborated the line with increasing daring and imagination…In the Handel and Bach works…she set an example that any number of modern-style players—and not a few “period” ones, for that matter—would do well to follow.”
(San Francisco Classical Voice)

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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.

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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. 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.

tickets

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.

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  • Margaret Batjer Margaret Batjer

    photo Michael Burke

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