Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: making great music personal

chopin: piano concerto

  • Hannah Lash This Ease (Sound Investment commission) (world premiere)
  • Chopin Piano Concerto No. 2 in F minor listen
  • Haydn Symphony No. 102 in B-flat major listen

What ever happened to your first love? Do you ever think back and smile?

Due to a growing revolt in Warsaw, Chopin was forced to leave behind his young love, soprano Konstancja Gładkowska, and immigrate to Paris. Though separated, Chopin continued to be inspired by her, composing the Larghetto of his virtuosic Concerto No. 2 with her in mind. Gładkowska eventually married another, and Chopin found other loves as well. But perhaps on certain anniversaries or when they heard “their” song, they thought fondly of each other…and smiled. In her LA Chamber Orchestra debut, “spectacular pianist” Natasha Paremski takes you down memory lane. (American Record Guide)

Natasha Paremski is a “spectacular pianist” (American Record Guide) who performs “beautifully atmospheric interpretations.” (The New York Times)

part of the orchestral series

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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?

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.


Single tickets start at $25.

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

Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

  • National Endowment for the Arts
  • KCRW
  • Jeffrey Kahane Jeffrey Kahane

    photo Michael Burke

  • Natasha Paremski Natasha Paremski

    photo Andrea Joynt

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts, with additional support from the Aaron Copland Fund for Music.

Natasha Paremski 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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