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Bell Plays Bernstein

September 30, 2017 @ 8:00 pm

sat sep 30 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

sun oct 1 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Jaime Martín conductor
Joshua Bell violin

Mozart Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio
approximate length: 6 min
Bernstein Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
approximate length: 31 min
Brahms Serenade No. 1 in D major, Op. 11
approximate length: 49 min

part of the orchestral series

Joshua Bell photo Phillip Knott

Jaime Martin photo Alexander Lindström

LACO’s 2017-18 season-opening program launches the Orchestra’s 50th Anniversary season and helps kick off Leonard Bernstein’s centennial with acclaimed violinist Joshua Bell performing Bernstein’s lyrical Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for violin and orchestra inspired by Plato’s text on love, led by guest conductor Jaime Martín in his LACO debut. Martín also conducts Brahms’ Serenade No. 1 in D Major, noted for its prominent horn section and remarkable symphonic quality, and Mozart’s Overture to the opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio.  Bell, one of the most celebrated violinists of his era and recipient of the Avery Fisher Prize, has recorded more than 40 CDs, garnering Grammy, Mercury, Gramophone and Echo Klassik awards.  Named music director of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields in 2011, he is the only person to hold the post since Sir Neville Marriner formed the orchestra in 1958.  Bell last appeared with LACO in 2000.  Martín, a prominent flautist turned conductor, is artistic director and principal conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra, chief conductor of the Orquestra de Cadaqués and artistic director of the Santander International Festival.

This concert is sponsored by Jerry & Terri Kohl.

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.


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

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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.



September 30, 2017
8:00 pm
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