LACO à la carte features intimate chamber music performances paired with fine wine and international cuisine in stately private residences across Los Angeles. Experience global culture and great music!
For more information or to purchase tickets call Beverly at 213 622 7001 x 203.
Thank you to all who joined us for our fall à la cartes. Continue the à la carte season with three more fabulous events in April, May and June!
LACO à la carte sponsors receive event tickets, reserved concert seating, special pricing on additional tickets, an invitation to a special sponsors-only musicale and more. Interested? Call for more details: 213 622 7001 x 3.
LACO à la carte is generously sponsored by
East West Bank, Leslie Lassiter, Ann Mulally, Ned & Dana Newman, Eugene & Catherine Ohr, Gene Shutler and Anne-Marie & Alex Spataru
LACO à la carte committee 2017-18
Pat & Sandy Gage, gala co-chairs
The Golden Gala
sat apr 14 @ 5 pm
Mark Taper Forum & Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, downtown Los Angeles
The Golden Gala honors the families of LACO founding members Jim Arkatov, Joseph Troy, Sir Neville Marriner and Richard Colburn, each of whom helped create “America’s Finest Chamber Orchestra” (Public Radio International). The evening festivities begin with an elegant cocktail party, hors d’oeuvres, and a silent auction. Afterward, as patrons walk through the doors of the Mark Taper Forum, many will remember the first days of LACO where the Orchestra began its journey. The gala’s exquisite concert program features the Orchestra with very talented soloist Andrew Marriner, son of Sir Neville Marriner (LACO’s first music director), and Hollywood starlet Rumer Willis singing hits from the Golden Age. As the night continues, patrons stroll to the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, continuing our festive evening with a delicious dinner fitting the Los Angeles culinary scene and a delightful “after party” celebration.
Honoring our LACO founding families:
James & Salome Arkatov
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was founded by James Arkatov, a distinguished musician, businessman and photographer who sensed that the LA community was ready to embrace and sustain a refreshingly new, world-class orchestral ensemble. Then as now, LACO offered a different and transformative musical experience. A former cellist with the San Francisco, Pittsburgh and Indianapolis symphonies, Jim served as LACO’s first principal cello and performed as a soloist during LACO’s inaugural season. On April 14, we will celebrate Jim and his wife Salome—a UCLA emerita piano faculty member and prominent filmmaker—who in their nineties still exuberantly attend LACO concerts at Royce Hall.
Sir Neville Marriner & Lady Molly Marriner
It was an audacious idea to suppose that Neville Marriner, founder of London’s acclaimed Academy of St Martin in the Fields, would come to lead the upstart chamber orchestra in Los Angeles. But LA has always been a city of dreamers, and the Orchestra’s founders were no different. The young maestro served as founding music director, establishing LACO as an international presence and defining the values of intimacy, transparency, vibrancy and joy that continue to shape our style of music-making 50 years later. Sir Neville, who never stopped conducting until the week he passed away at the age of 92, was often joined in LA by his supportive wife Molly, now Lady Marriner. On April 14, we will remember Sir Neville Marriner, celebrate Lady Marriner and be captivated by a performance from Sir Neville’s son Andrew Marriner, esteemed principal clarinet of the London Symphony Orchestra.
Richard D. Colburn
There may be no more transformative philanthropist in the history of the Los Angeles classical music scene than industrialist Richard D. Colburn. Without his visionary philanthropy, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra would not exist and would not continue to be the force it is in the music world. A passionate amateur violist who spent hundreds of nights playing string quartets with his beloved LACO musicians, Dick left a legacy of generosity that is carried on today by his children, who support arts and arts education programs that impact millions around the globe. On April 14, we remember Dick, remaining ever grateful for the tradition he began while celebrating the future that his family continues to make possible.
Joseph & Brigitta B. Troy
Joe Troy’s influential career as one of LA’s most prominent corporate and securities lawyers was surpassed only by his unwavering volunteer commitment to cultural institutions throughout the region. As Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s first president, Joe quickly created a reputation for organizational excellence and masterful planning that helped the ensemble vault to national and worldwide acclaim in a matter of years; he then helped the Board successfully navigate the opportunities and challenges of our first four decades. On April 14, we remember Joe and celebrate his widow Brig, who along with her husband Alden Lawrence, continues to advocate for LACO, LA Opera, Pacific Opera Project and other prominent arts organizations across the Southland.
Tickets start at $750.
For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Beverly at 213 622 7001 x 203.