Music director Jeffrey Kahane, who celebrates his “sweet sixteen” with LACO this season, discusses the highlights of the Orchestral Series with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen.

Not-to-miss performances include:

—Jefrrey Kahane conducting/playing Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major and Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue.

—Helmuth Rilling’s January 26 & 27 performances of Mozart’s Requiem and the seldom played Symphony No. 39.

— Augustin Hadelich’s LACO debut at the series opening concerts on Oct 6 & 7.

—The world premiere of composer-in-residence Andrew Norman’s Sound Investment composition at Concertos: Handel & Mozart in April.

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