it’s your season
Featuring three world premieres and a diverse array of guest stars including three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn, LACO’s 2018-19 season is all yours.
hilary hahn plays bach
The season opens with an all-female all-star cast!
Guest conductor Gemma New joins LACO for the first time, conducting Bach’s concerto for Two Violins featuring LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer alongside Hilary Hahn.
This concert also features the Bach Violin Concerto in E major with Hilary Hahn, as well as music by Donatoni, Mendelssohn and LACO Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman.
sat sep 29 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun sep 30 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Gemma New conductor
Hilary Hahn violin
Margaret Batjer violin
Andrew Norman Try
Bach Concerto for Two Violins
Bach Violin Concerto in E major
Mendelssohn Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
hilary hahn: bach’s violin concertos
In 2003, Hahn’s first recording for German record label Deutsche Grammophon confirmed her growing reputation as one of the finest violinists of our time.
Promo video and interview clips of Hilary Hahn recording Bach with Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in January of 2003.
sat oct 27 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun oct 28 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Thomas Dausgaard conductor
Anthony McGill clarinet
Grieg Two Nordic Melodies
Arvo Pärt Silouan’s Song
Nielsen Clarinet Concerto
Sibelius Symphony No. 3
sat nov 17 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun nov 18 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
David Danzmayr conductor
Jennifer Koh violin
Ligeti Violin Concerto
Beethoven Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral”
mozart + beethoven’s fifth
sat jan 26 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun jan 27 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Peter Oundjian conductor
Jonathan Biss piano
Sarah Gibson Sound Investment commission (world premiere)
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 17
Seeger Andante for Strings
Beethoven Symphony No. 5
artist curated evenings in non-traditional spaces
LACO Creative Advisor Andrew Norman and Composer/Conductor Matthias Pintscher are among the curators of SESSION, LACO’s new event designed to explore classical music’s cutting edge sounds and challenge concert experience expectations.
Next season … is one full of new ideas … including concerts of new music with “hang” sessions around town, the first being a downtown brewery.
michelle deyoung – song of the earth
sat mar 2 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun mar 3 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Matthias Pintscher conductor
Joachim Becerra Thomsen flute
Michelle DeYoung mezzo-soprano
Tuomas Katajala tenor
Matthias Pintscher Transir for Flute & Orchestra
Mahler (orch. Cortese) Das Lied von der Erde
kahane on mozart
sat mar 23 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun mar 24 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Jeffrey Kahane conductor & piano
Andrew Shulman cello
Wade Culbreath percussion
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 14
James Newton Howard Cello Concerto (LACO co-commission, world premiere)
Gabriella Smith Riprap for marimba and strings
Mozart Symphony No. 36, “Linz”
sat apr 27 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun apr 28 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Jaime Martín conductor
Kelley O’Connor mezzo-soprano (Dessner)
USC Thornton Chamber Singers
Bryce Dessner Voy a Dormir (LACO co-commission, West Coast premiere)
Baroque continues to hold a strong place in LACO’s heart and on our stages.
This coming season we welcome back Monica Huggett and Matthew Halls for two incredible Baroque Conversations evenings, and mandolin virtuoso Avi Avital solos in Vivaldi’s the Four Seasons.
season finale: bach, handel, mozart & haydn
sat may 18 @ 8 pm, Alex Theatre
sun may 19 @ 7 pm, Royce Hall
Bernard Labadie conductor
Lydia Teuscher soprano
Bach Orchestral Suite No. 3
Handel Three Opera Arias
Mozart Three Arias
Haydn Symphony No. 94, “Surprise”