ORCHESTRAL SERIES

BEETHOVEN'S NINTH + WASHINGTON

Oct 15 – 16

Sat, Oct 15 at 8 P.M.• Royce Hall • Buy TicketsSubscribe and Save

Sun, Oct 16 at 7 P.M. • Alex Theatre • Buy TicketsSubscribe and Save


LACO’s 2022/23 season opens with Music Director Jaime Martín triumphantly leading the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven’s transcendent Symphony No. 9.

A constellation of Southern California vocalists, featuring soloists courtesy of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist program, round out this powerful and intimate performance of Beethoven’s rousing masterwork.

Contemporary composer Shelley Washington’s new work, Both, an exploration of life beyond the binary, opens the program.


Both is the first of three of LACO’s Sound Investment commissions of the season, and is part of New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program, which fosters collaboration and collective action between US orchestras and composers toward racial and gender equity in classical music. The initiative creates co-commissions and the sharing of existing repertoire by women and BIPOC composers, and currently features 45+ partner orchestras and nine composers across the nation.


About the Chorus

Members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale will serve as section leaders.

The other 48 choristers are made up contingents from smaller groups including:

  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Gay Men’s Chorus LA
  • Trans Chorus LA
  • Vox Femina
  • USC Chamber Singers
  • Donald Brinegar Singers
  • Choral Arts Initiative
  • Angel City Chorale
  • Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director at Los Angeles Master Chorale, serves as Choir Master.

Questions about tickets or subscriptions for this season? Our box office can be reached Monday through Friday, 12-5pm at 213-221-3920 or at boxoffice@laco.org.

Program

SHELLEY WASHINGTON

Both Sound Investment Commission, West Coast Premiere

25 minutes

Beethoven

Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

65 minutes

Artists

Ryan Wolfe

bass baritone

Margaret Batjer

Concertmaster

Tereza Stanislav

Assistant Concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

Principal Violin II

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Violin II

Robert Brophy

Acting Principal Viola

Jonathan Moerschel

Acting Associate Principal Viola

Armen Ksajikian

Acting Principal Cello

Trevor Handy

Acting Associate Principal Cello

Myles Yeazell

Cello * LA Orchestra Fellow

Geoffrey Osika

Acting Principal Bass

Rose Lombardo

Acting Principal Flute

Claire Brazeau

Acting Principal Oboe

Chris Stoutenborough

Principal Clarinet

Damian Montano

Acting Principal Basson

Michael Thornton

Principal Horn

David Washburn

Principale Trumpet

Steve Suminski

Guest Principal Trombone

Wade Culbreath

Principal Timpani

Ted Atkatz

Percussion

Vicki Ray

Acting Principal Piano

Ryan Sweeney

Personel Manager

Location

Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, 90095

Alex Theatre

216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203, USA

Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, 90095

October 15, 2022 8:00pmTickets

Alex Theatre

216 N Brand Blvd, Glendale, CA 91203, USA

October 16, 2022 7:00pmTickets

Up Close and Personal
This season, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra takes your UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL for every show, and opportunity to hear straight from our artistic leadership, Sound Investment composers, musicians, and guest artists.

This edition: Music Director Jaime Martín explains the mash-up of Beethoven and contemporary composer Shelley Washington; get an insider’s view on the choir rehearsals; and find out who (and what) inspired the second movement of Both, “Teeny Tiny Things.”

 

Student Rush Tickets

Rush Tickets are available to students for $8 at the box office starting one hour prior to start time. One ticket per valid student ID; subject to availability at the discretion of the box office.