1. The Chorale

Los Angeles Master Chorale photo Steve Cohn
Los Angeles Master Chorale photo Steve Cohn

The Los Angeles Master Chorale has been providing quality performances in the area for over half a century. Under the leadership of Grant Gershon, the Grammy-nominated group has been praised around the world for setting the standard for choral music.

 

2. The Soloists

Mueller photo Nick Amonson; Appleby photo Frances Marshall; Guzman photo; Hopkins photo Paul Sirochman
Mueller photo Nick Amonson; Appleby photo Frances Marshall; Guzman photo; Hopkins photo Paul Sirochman

Kathryn Mueller is a Grammy nominee, giving acclaimed performances all over the country. Paul Appleby and Suzanna Guzman have both appeared on the Metropolitan Opera Stage. Justin Hopkins returns to LACO after his much-admired performance in Lost in the Stars. All four are world-class artists.

 

3. The Conductor

Kahane photo Ken Hively

Jeffrey Kahane, retiring from LACO after 20 years as music director, is unparalleled in the music world. For this concert, his final Discover concert in his tenure, he will take the audience on a musical journey through the historical and modern significance of the piece.

 

4. The Piece

Beethoven via creative commons
Beethoven via creative commons

Beethoven’s Ninth is the final symphony written by the classical master. It was revolutionary when it premiered and has only grown in reputation. What better way to spend a weekend in April?

 

5. The Orchestra

Kahane and Orchestra photo Ken Hively
Kahane and Orchestra photo Ken Hively

Declared “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, LACO has been hailed all over the world for its quality interpretations of new and classical pieces. Beethoven’s 9th marks the penultimate concert in the 2016-17 season, and of all the reasons to be joyful, the players are central to my smile.

 

We hope you’ll join us! Learn more about the event and purchase tickets at laco.org/attend/Beethoven-9!

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