Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal

mozart, beethoven & haydn

  • Mozart Ballet Music from Idomeneo
  • Haydn Sinfonia concertante in B-flat major
  • Aaron Jay Kernis Musica Celestis
  • Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major listen

When was the last time you got together with friends to do something creative?

Unlike Mozart and Beethoven, Haydn spent most of his life working for one powerful, generous man: Prince Esterházy of Hungary. Upon the Prince’s death, Haydn was free to find new opportunities—and new friends—abroad. Amidst his London successes, Haydn found time to write his Sinfonia concertante, a lively showcase for the composer and several of his pals. Witness the beginning of a beautiful friendship when the new Oregon Bach Festival artistic director Matthew Halls leads the Orchestra in his California debut, while four superbly talented LACO principals recreate Haydn’s most companionable work.Then as now—artistic ventures have more life when shared with friends.

“A fresh and forceful talent,” (The Scotsman) Matthew Halls‘s “music-making is strongly and clearly sculpted.” (The Times, London)

“concertmaster Margaret Batjer contributed memorable poignancy” (Los Angeles Times)

Principal cello Andrew Shulman performs with “nuanced and impassioned playing.” (Salt Lake Tribune)

“No oboist anywhere exceeds the virtuosic musicality of Allan Vogel“ (LA Opus)

“The beautiful control . . . that [Kenneth] Munday brings to [the bassoon] is a wonder to hear.” (Sequenza21)

part of the orchestral series

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?

If your concert is at the Alex, dine at one of Glendale’s restaurants near the theatre.

When attending a concert at Royce Hall, try some of the great Westwood restaurants.

box office info

Call Andrew or Carrie in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1, Monday – Friday 9 am to 5 pm, on concert Saturdays from noon to 4 pm and concert Sundays from noon until 3pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.


Full series subscription prices:
A – $714; B – $609; C* – $350; D – $154
(*Section C seats discounted to $315 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)

Choose Your Own series per concert prices:
A – $105; B – $88; C* – $52; D – $23
(*Section C seats discounted to $47 for seniors 65+ and college students. One per valid ID. Please call.)

Single tickets start at $25.

For information or to purchase tickets, call Andrew or Carriein the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.

Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

  • Matthew Halls Matthew Halls

    photo Eric Richmond

  • Margaret Batjer Margaret Batjer

    photo Michael Burke

  • Andrew Shulman Andrew Shulman

    photo Cynthia Smalley

  • Allan Vogel Allan Vogel

    photo CCS International

  • Kenneth Munday Kenneth Munday

    photo LACO archives

The soloists at the Royce Hall performance are sponsored by Ann Mulally.

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

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