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mozart serenade

October 19, 2014 @ 7:00 pm

Saturday, October 18, 2014 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

Sunday, October 19, 2014 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Douglas Boyd, conductor
Steven Isserlis, cello

HAYDN Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major
MOZART March in D major, “Haffner”
MOZART Serenade No. 7 in D major, “Haffner”

What made your wedding memorable?

In the summer of 1776, wealthy Salzburg resident Sigmund Haffner asked his talented childhood friend to compose music for his sister’s wedding. Mozart was only too happy to oblige—particularly since Haffner insisted that he spare no expense. Befitting the lavish marriage festivities, Mozart created the celebratory Serenade that now bears the Haffner name.

“Superlative young conductor Douglas Boyd” (Chicago Tribune) spotlights the artistry of fellow Brits to open the evening: composer George Benjamin, who found inspiration in a Turner oil from London’s Tate Gallery, and soloist Steven Isserlis, one of only two living cellists inducted into Gramophone’s Hall of Fame, who treats us to the sparkling Haydn Concerto.

Join LACO for a musical toast to friendship and a happy-ever-after.

“Music…sounds sublime under Douglas Boyd’s direction” (The Times)

“[Steven Isserlis’s] musicality and command of his instrument is breathtaking.” (Chicagocritic.com)

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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.

For purchase a subscription, 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 John Batten

photo John Batten

photo Satoshi Aoyagi

photo Satoshi Aoyagi

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


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

This concert pays tribute to Daniel Pearl World Music Days in support of tolerance and harmony for humanity.


October 19, 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