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beethoven & mendelssohn

December 12, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

Sunday, December 13, 2015 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Peter Oundjian conductor
Simone Porter violin

BARTÓK Divertimento
MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto in E minor, Op. 64
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 4 in B-flat major, Op. 60

Tune stuck in your head?

It happened to Mendelssohn. In 1838, the composer wrote virtuoso Ferdinand David that he would like to compose a concerto for him, “the beginning of which will not leave me in peace.” And so, Mendelssohn’s last large orchestral work—and one of the most popular violin concertos of all time—came to fruition!

“Consistently illuminating” Peter Oundjian, music director of the Toronto Symphony and Royal Scottish National orchestras, opens the program with Bartók and closes it with Beethoven’s sunny Fourth Symphony.

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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 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 $27.

To purchase a subscription, please call Carrie in the box office at 213 622 7001 × 1.

Program, artists and ticket prices subject to change.

Oundjian photo Dale Wilcox

Oundjian photo Dale Wilcox

Porter photo Jeff Fasano

Porter photo Jeff Fasano

The Royce Hall concert is sponsored in part by Eugene and Catherine Ohr.

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


December 12, 2015
8:00 pm
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Alex Theatre
216 North Brand Blvd
Glendale, CA 91203 United States
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818 243 7700 x 218