LACO “the critic’s choice” press quotes

“One of America’s best chamber orchestras”
Grammophone

“America’s finest chamber orchestra”
Public Radio International

“A shining feature in L.A.’s cultural landscape”
Los Angeles Times

“The performance was stunning.”
Los Angeles Times

“the playing was resplendent”
Los Angeles Times

“This was a terrific, life-affirming concert that started with gusto and just kept getting better and better.”
Los Angeles Times

“[It was] an explosive, uncompromised performance predicated on the sonic reality of modern instruments and virtuosity.”
Los Angeles Times

“The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s orchestra texture is as rich and full as any larger symphony orchestra. What LACO’s size provides is clarity unequaled by any full-sized orchestra.”
Los Angeles Times

“Ideal, definitive, perfect: These are words one should never use in a music review. So let ‘fully realized’ describe Jeffrey Kahane’s performance…the orchestra’s collaboration was, well, perfect.”
Los Angeles Times

“jaw-dropping virtuosity”
LA Weekly

“pure magic”
LA Observed

“one of those perfect nights”
LA Observed

“In the passion they conveyed, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra ceded not an inch to its rival upstarts in or out of town.”
Huffington Post

“remarkable”
Strings Magazine

“the orchestra kept a large Royce Hall audience in its grip from first bar to last”
Strings Magazine

“All of it was conducted by LACO Music director Jeffrey Kahane with his usual blend of musical elan, and performed by the Orchestra with their characteristic musical authenticity.”
International Review of Music

“All plaudits, then, to the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for once again offering a unique and engaging program of classical music at its finest.”
International Review of Music

“very provocative”
Culture Spot LA

“inspirational”
All Is Yar

“magical, awe-inspiring”
Culver City Observer

“a world-class organization”
Stage & Cinema

“the enthusiasm shared by performers and audience is very special indeed”
Lauri’s List

“LACO seems to be tapping directly into classical music’s future.”
Lauri’s List

“What a treasure the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is! What impressed me the most was the entire sense of a community making music.”
Class Act

“The qualities that make LACO one of the nation’s finest chamber ensembles and Kahane’s penchant for building eclectic programs were both on display… He led a superbly played evening.”
Class Act

“LACO has and continues to have a significant hand in the new music arena even in a town with a number of significant venues for new(er) music.”
Out West Arts

“One of the world’s top musical ensembles…an electrifying performance…masterfully executed.”
Neon Tommy

“In Germany, one rarely encounters an orchestra whose members take the stage smiling happily, almost radiantly. Not only did the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra do just that at its Musikhalle appearance, it worked itself up into even higher spirits with every measure…one can only admire the tremendous precision of this chamber orchestra’s ensemble playing.”
Die Welt

“It would be a challenge to find a better performance – recorded or live – of the concertos the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra played.”
Orange County Register

“Mr. Kahane and his charges exuded assurance and flair, capping a night to remember. This was one of the most beautiful and profound concerts I can remember attending.”
The New York Sun

“[It was] a vision of paradise that had the audience on its feet for a rare mid-concert standing ovation.”
Portland Press Herald
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