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April 22 @ 7:00 pm

sat apr 21 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

sun apr 22 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Karina Canellakis conductor
David Fray piano

Dai Fujikura Secret Forest (US premiere)
approximately 17 min
Mozart Piano Concerto No. 24 in C minor, K. 491
approximately 31 min
Beethoven Symphony No. 2 in D major
approximately 32 min

part of the orchestral series

Canellakis photo Todd Rosenberg

Karina Canellakis photo Todd Rosenberg

Fray photo Paulo Roversi

David Fray photo Paulo Roversi


Dai Fujikura photo Ai Ueda

Guest conductor Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, makes her second LACO appearance since 2015 in a program featuring Dai Fujikura’s Secret Forest, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor performed by David Fray, a “gifted pianist” (Chicago Tribune). Fujikura’s work has been described as “a riot of imaginative bird and insect noise – a private utopia well worth exploring” (The Guardian). Canellakis received glowing critical praise for her performances since first making headlines in 2014 filling in last-minute for Jaap van Zweden with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in Shostakovich’s 8th symphony. She made her European conducting debut last June with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe at the Styriarte Festival in Graz, Austria, replacing the late Nikolaus Harnoncourt, and served for two seasons through 2015-16 as assistant conductor of the Dallas Symphony, during which time she conducted over 60 performances with the orchestra. Fray, heralded for his “exquisite, imaginative, and virtuosic” performances (Epoch Times), was BBC Music Magazine’s 2008 “Newcomer of the Year” and is the subject of the documentary Swing, Sing and Think.

Concert Preludes are fun, informative and free to all ticket holders.

Join us one hour before each concert in the theatre. Some Preludes feature LIVE performances of short chamber works. All provide interesting insights into the music and the artists.

The US Premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Secret Forest is sponsored by Raulee Marcus.

The appearance of David Fray at Royce Hall is made possible by the Lois Evans Guest Artist Fund. 


Single tickets start at $27.
Call 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 3 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.

Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

dining options

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, LACO proudly recommends Tanino, the official restaurant of the Orchestral Series in Westwood.



April 22
7:00 pm
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Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr
Westwood, CA 90095 United States
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310 825 2101