Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal

mozart (mostly)

  • Mozart Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201 listen
  • Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216 listen
  • Walton Sonata for Strings listen

18, 19, 20!

Mozart completed his Symphony No. 29, characterized as a “combination of an intimate, chamber music style with a still fiery and impulsive manner,” (Stanley Sadie) at the age of 18 and his Violin Concerto No. 3 a year later. Barely in his twenties, violinist Nigel Armstrong, a recent graduate of The Colburn School’s Conservatory of Music, is hailed by music director Jeffrey Kahane as “a phenomenal talent…who will be making a big mark on the music world.“Watch his prize-winning performance of John Corigliano’s Stomp at the 2011 Tchaikovsky International Competition.

Directing this display of youthful brilliance is LACO’s multi-faceted principal cello Andrew Shulman, who also maintains a thriving conducting career. Following appearances with such venerable ensembles as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sweden’s Jönköping Orchestra, Shulman makes his LACO conducting debut with this program.

The evening concludes with a virtuosic gem by the British composer William Walton, who also wrote the coronation march for King George VI, the monarch popularized in the Academy Award®-winning film The King’s Speech.

Admired for his “nuanced and impassioned playing,” (Salt Lake Tribune) Andrew Shulman has gained renown as a conductor. The Daily Telegraph praised his interpretation of Britten’s Four Sea Interludes as a “wonderfully atmospheric performance that caught changing moods splendidly.”

Nigel Armstrong “is a genius, and we don’t use the word lightly. How he got that way…it’s just his life, he says. A life we’ll likely be watching.” (Sonoma Magazine) He is “fascinating to watch” with “splendid, fearless technique.” (San Francisco Classical Voice)

part of the orchestral series
mini series: delight in mozart, beethoven and tchaikovsky
mini series: thrill to electrifying soloists
mini series: relive greatest hits

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.

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  • Andrew Shulman Andrew Shulman

    photo Cynthia Smalley

  • Nigel Armstrong Nigel Armstrong

    photo David Fung

Andrew Shulman at Royce Hall is sponsored by
K. Eugene Shutler.

Nigel Armstrong at Royce Hall is sponsored by David Brown and K. Eugene Shutler.

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

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