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Regal Classics

February 24 @ 8:00 pm

sat feb 24 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre

sun feb 25 @ 7 pm Royce Hall

Douglas Boyd conductor
Thomas Cooley tenor

Ellen Reid Petrichor (world premiere)
Britten Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings
approximately 25 min
Haydn Symphony No. 104 in D major, “London”
approximately 29 min

part of the orchestral series

Boyd photo Jean-Baptiste Millot

Douglas Boyd photo Jean-Baptiste Millot

Reid photo (check with MR)

Ellen Reid photo James Matthew Daniel

Thomas Cooley photo Paul Foster Williams

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.

concert prelude

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.

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.


February 24
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