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bach’s birthday

March 23, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, March 22, 2014 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

Sunday, March 23, 2014 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

James Feddeck, conductor
Jaime Laredo, violin
Jennifer Koh, violin

MENDELSSOHN “The Fair Melusina” Overture
ANNA CLYNE Prince of Clouds (West Coast premiere)
BACH Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 3 in D major

Think of a teacher that inspired you to greatness. Or a student you mentored to success. Do you wonder what happened to them?

For violinists Jaime Laredo and Jennifer Koh the answer is clear. Teacher and revered soloist Laredo joins Koh, his student-turned-star, to perform Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in D minor under the direction of dynamic young guest conductor James Feddeck in his Los Angeles debut. The teacher and former student also share the spotlight for the West Coast premiere of Anna Clyne’s Prince of Clouds, a Baroque-style concerto inspired by Laredo and Koh’s artistic family tree. “This transfer of knowledge and inspiration between generations is a beautiful gift.” (Anna Clyne).

“A conductor to watch,” James Feddeck brings “sparkling clarity and palpable congeniality.” (Cleveland Plain Dealer)

Iconic violinist Jaime Laredo creates music that “comes only from understanding, love, painstaking care, and quite simply, great ability.” (The Guardian)

“An exciting American violinist,” Jennifer Koh plays “with consummate skill and passion.” (The New York Times)

part of the orchestral series

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 .

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.

courtesy Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

courtesy Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

photo Juergen Frank

photo Juergen Frank

photo Jamie Pham

photo Jamie Pham

Bach’s Birthday is sponsored by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation.

The Royce Hall concert is sponsored by Gene Shutler.

This concert is made possible in part by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.

Jennifer Koh & Jamie Laredo at the Alex Theatre are sponsored by:
Evelyn & Stephen Block
Leslie Lassiter
Raulee Marcus
Elizabeth & Justus Schlichting

If you’d like to sponsor a LACO performance or artist, click here for information.


March 23, 2014
7:00 pm
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Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr
Westwood, CA 90095 United States
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310 825 2101