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mozart & prokofiev

March 14, 2015 @ 8:00 pm

Saturday, March 14, 2015 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

Sunday, March 15, 2015 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
David Shostac, flute
Joseph Swensen, violin

HAYDN Symphony No. 64 in A major, “Times Change”
MOZART Flute Concerto No. 1 in G major
PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor

“For the times they are a-changin'” –Bob Dylan

It’s human nature to cling to the familiar, but change is inevitable, and artists often point the way forward. Long before Bob Dylan gave voice to the Sixties, Haydn, who continually reinvented himself, named his 64th Symphony “Times Change.”

Mozart poured grief over his mother’s death into the beautifully crafted Flute Concerto, while Prokofiev drew inspiration for the athletic Violin Concerto from his gradual repatriation back to Moscow. Principal flute David Shostac celebrates 40 seasons at LACO performing Mozart and Joseph Swensen returns to solo in Prokofiev.

LACO composer-in-residence Andrew Norman describes Gran Turismo as “a creative joyride.” Hop aboard and embrace change –who knows where tonight’s musical journey may take you!

“[Joseph Swensen] is the complete musician.” (The Guardian)

“[David Shostac’s] range of colors, his embellishments and his gorgeous tone are simply astonishing.” (Flute star Eugenia Zukerman)

read program notes

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 Jerusha 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.

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 Jack Dine

photo Jack Dine

photo Jamie Pham

photo Jamie Pham

David Shostac and Joseph Swensen are sponsored at the Alex Theatre by Bill Cooney & Ruth Eliel.

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


March 14, 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