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February 24 @ 8:00 pm
part of the orchestral series
Highlighting works from across the pond, LACO presents a London-themed program with much sought-after Scottish conductor Douglas Boyd leading tenor Thomas Cooley in Britten’s exquisite Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, a song cycle set to poems on the subject of night. This concert includes a world premiere by LACO Sound Investment composer Ellen Reid, hailed for “radiant” work (The New Yorker) that “brims with canny invention” (LA Weekly). LACO continues its multi-year exploration of Haydn’s 12 London Symphonies with the 12th and final of these works, itself nicknamed “London.” Boyd, acclaimed for his vibrant conducting style, was a founding member and principal oboe of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe for 21 years before turning to conducting in 2002. He served as artistic partner of the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra and made his LACO conducting debut in 2014. LACO commissioned Reid as part of its singular and highly successful Sound Investment commissioning program that engages LACO audiences in developing new works. It gives members the rare opportunity to create a legacy in music and observe first-hand the development of a new work from the composer’s earliest ideas to the finished composition.
One hour before curtain, Douglas Boyd, Ellen Reid and Andrew Norman will share the stories behind the music. Free to all ticket holders. The concert prelude will also be streamed live on the Orchestra’s facebook page.
All ticket holders are invited to join friends and musicians after the concert to celebrate the appointment of Jaime Martín as the Orchestra’s sixth music director.
Ellen Reid’s Sound Investment commission is sponsored by Stephen & Evelyn Block and Leslie Lassiter, and is made possible by all our wonderful Investors. To join Sound Investment, visit laco.org/soundinvest.
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.