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Mozart: Symphony No. 39

May 20 @ 7:00 pm

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Sameer Patel conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason cello

Vivaldi Concerto Grosso in D minor, Op. 3, No. 11
approximately 10 min
Shostakovich Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major
approximately 28 min
Derrick Spiva Jr. From Here a Path (revised), Part II of the Prisms, Cycles, Leaps Suite (world premiere)
approximately 12 min
Mozart Symphony No. 39 in E-flat major, K. 543
approximately 29 min

part of the orchestral series

Sheku Kanneh-Mason photo www.photonottingham.co.uk

Derrick Spiva Jr. photo Hannah Arista

50 Years of LACO concludes poignantly with a conductor-less program spotlighting the Orchestra itself. It includes Vivaldi’s Concerto Grosso No. 11 in D Minor, the first work LACO ever performed, 50 years ago. “LACO has a rich history of presenting conductor-less programs,” says Harrison, “which is a testament to the leadership displayed by our 40 virtuoso resident musicians and the depth of their artistic interaction.” The Orchestra also performs Derrick Spiva’s From Here A Path, the second part of a trilogy for chamber orchestra inspired by LACO, and Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, featuring the US orchestral debut of teenage British cello virtuoso Sheku Kanneh-Mason, named BBC’s 2016 Young Musician of the Year. The first black musician to win the award since its inception, he has been compared to a young Jacqueline du Pre and recently signed a recording contract with Decca. The final work on the program is Mozart’s Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, which also wraps “Mozart in Focus,” LACO’s exploration this season of the composer’s final three symphonies.

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.

Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the 2018 Nanji Guest Artist-in-Residence, sponsored by Anil & Shaheen Nanji.

Derrick Spiva’s From Here a Path is sponsored by Stephen & Evelyn Block and Leslie Lassiter.


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.



May 20
7:00 pm
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Royce Hall
340 Royce Dr
Westwood, CA 90095 United States
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310 825 2101