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  • Ives Three Places in New England listen
  • Gabriel Kahane Crane Palimpsest (West Coast premiere) (Co-commission with American Composers Orchestra)
  • Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major, H. 1/104, listen

The celebration of Jeffrey Kahane’s 15th anniversary as LACO music director concludes with particular poignancy. Father and son Jeffrey and Gabriel Kahane appear on stage together as conductor and composer/soloist for the first time.

Inspired by poet Hart Crane’s To Brooklyn Bridge, Gabriel’s new work, Crane Palimpsest, refers to a parchment that has been reused, or an object with multiple layers that lie beneath the surface. The work explores both the relationship between the vernacular and more formal compositional styles and approaches, as well as Crane’s love for New York and the Brooklyn Bridge. Gabriel intersperses his own text with Crane’s poems creating a new composition that juxtaposes two seemingly conflicting styles into one beautiful whole.

The evening opens with one of Charles Ives’ most popular works, Three Places in New England, which incorporates popular American tunes, and closes with Haydn’s masterwork, the exuberant “London” Symphony.

Gabriel Kahane is “well on his way to developing an original creative personality; his music absorbs everything from nineteen-twenties neoclassicism to blue-grass and modern indie pop, with potent melodies bridging the disparate styles.” (Alex Ross, The New Yorker)

Los Angeles Times hailed his 2011 Orinoco Sketches as “music with something to say” and in March 2012, The New York Times declared that Gabriel’s 2012 February House “herald[s] the arrival of a major talent on the musical theater scene.” Read the full review here.

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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.


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.

  • KPCC
  • Los Angeles magazine
  • The Jewish Journal
  • Ernst & Young
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    photo Michael Burke

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    photo Jen Snow

Tonight’s concert is made possible, in part, by a grant from The Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

Gabriel Kahane at the Alex Theatre is sponsored by Bill Cooney. Gabriel Kahane at Royce Hall is sponsored by
J. Robert & Barbara Bragonier.

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

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