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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2019-20 Sound Investment Composer: Juan Pablo Contreras

Each season, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra commissions and premieres a new piece of music composed especially to suit its unparalleled musical talents. “Investors” are invited to a series of intimate salons where they meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work.

new season, new friends

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.