Music director Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announce their first European tour in over 30 years: a five-country, eight-city journey through Europe’s great capitals. By special invitation, Jeffrey Kahane and the Orchestra will perform in Vienna, Austria; Paris, France; Berlin, Hanover, and Hamburg, Germany; the Italian cities Ferrara and Treviso; and Spain’s San Sebastián from February 28, 2008 to March 8, 2008.
LACO returns from its European Tour!
The tour may be over, but photos and audio clips about the wrap-up of the tour are still being added to our LACO gallery. You’ll also find final blogs from associate executive director Ruth Eliel and our “kid’s eye view” blogger, 11-year-old Marika Munday.
The tour repertoire includes works by Haydn, Mozart, Rossini, Stravinsky and Prokofiev to showcase the versatility and signature personal style of LACO’s 40 virtuosos. Two soloists will be featured with LACO during the tour. Renowned mezzo-soprano Vesselina Kasarova joins the orchestra to perform arias from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito in Treviso, Hanover, Hamburg, Berlin and Paris. Uri Caine, the acclaimed jazz pianist and composer who serves as LACO’s composer-in-residence, performs the European premiere of his own Mosaics for Piano and Chamber Orchestra with the orchestra in Ferrara, Vienna and San Sebastián.
“Prokofiev’s ‘Classical’ Symphony is one of LACO’s signature pieces,” says Kahane. “I think there are very few orchestras in the world that play this piece with the brilliance, panache, wit, and affection that our musicians do.”
Independent travelers and patrons living in Europe who would like to attend the concerts should call the LACO office for more information at 213 622 7001.
LACO tour patrons include Grace Cohen, Larry & Christine Davanzo, Lois Evans & K. Eugene Shutler, Joyce & Mal Fienberg, a Friend of LACO, Debbie Gastler & Andy Malloy, Warner & Carol Henry, Jerry & Terri Kohl, Sharon McNalley, Michael & Linda Rosen and Gregory J. Soukup & Mary Jo Carr.
Thanks to the Lloyd E. Rigler-Lawrence E. Deutsch Foundation for sponsoring LACO’s concert in Hanover on March 2.
Thanks also to Douglas Sietsema and Tanino Ristorante.