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beethoven 5

September 21, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, September 20, 2014 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

Sunday, September 21, 2014 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano

CAMERON PATRICK Lines of the Southern Cross
LACO commission (world premiere)
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5 in F major, “Egyptian”
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5 in C minor

How will you respond when Fate knocks at your door?

Beethoven nearly succumbed to despair when confronted by the reality of his impending deafness. But his Fifth Symphony declares, “One must seize Fate by the throat.” From the foreboding knocks of the famous C-minor opening to the jubilant C-major finale, Beethoven’s shares his triumph over adversity, inviting us to follow his example and be the hero in our own lives.

Music director Jeffrey Kahane opens the 2014–15 season with Beethoven’s most famous Symphony and a foray into the exotic: Australian Cameron Patrick’s new work for strings and percussion reflects his native landscape while Saint-Saëns’ “Egyptian” Concerto fascinates with melodies and rhythms the composer encountered in the Middle East.

“[Juho] Pohjonen boasts a dazzling keyboard technique…” (San Francisco Chronicle)

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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 feature LIVE performances of short chamber works. All 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 3 pm. The box office is closed on public holidays.


Single tickets start at $26.

To purchase subscriptions, please call Andrew or Carrie in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.

after party – you’re invited!

Mingle with friends and musicians over free drinks & appetizers after the concert. All ticket holders welcome.

Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

photo Michael Burke

photo Michael Burke

photo Marco Borggreve

photo Marco Borggreve

These concerts are generously sponsored by Ann Mulally.

LACO’s commission of Cameron Patrick’s Lines of the Southern Cross is generously underwritten by the Ronus Foundation.

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September 21, 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