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2023 GALA CELEBRATION

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 4 AT 5:00 P.M.

Join us at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills on Saturday, February 4 for a wonderful evening of fine dining and an exquisite repertoire performed by our extraordinary musicians and featuring award-winning violinist Joshua Bell and internationally renowned soprano Larisa Martínez. We will also pay special tribute to acclaimed composer and musician Danny Elfman. Plus, be sure to visit our virtual silent auction which goes LIVE on January 30 at www.laco.org/gala. Proceeds from this event support LACO’s concert performances and education initiatives.

 

 

Check out the Virtual Auction rules before it opens on January 30.

 

Program

Johann Sebastian Bach

Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041

Felix Mendelssohn

"Ah ritorna età dell'oro," from "Infelice! ... Ah, ritorna, età dell'oro," MWV H 4

Danny Elfman

Selections from Piano Quartet, arr. for Chamber Orchestra by Peter Michael Davison | Selections from Violin Concerto (Eleven Eleven), arr. for Chamber Orchestra by Peter Michael Davison

Artists

Margaret Batjer

concertmaster

Tereza Stanislav

assistant concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

principal violin II

Sarah Thornblade

associate principal violin II

Jonathan Moerschel

acting principal viola

Colleen Sugata

acting associate principal viola

Andrew Shulman

principal cello

Armen Ksajikian

associate principal cello

Geoffrey Osika

acting principal bass

Chris Stoutenborough

acting principal clarinet

Alex Rosales Garcia

acting principal bassoon

Dylan Hart

acting principal horn

Patricia Mabee

principal keyboard

Vicki Ray

keyboard

Ryan Sweeney

personnel manager

Event Schedule

Calendar for 2023 GALA CELEBRATION

  • 5:00pm

    Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

    9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA

Location

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

Beverly Wilshire, A Four Seasons Hotel

9500 Wilshire Blvd Beverly Hills, CA 90212

February 4, 2023 5:00pm

Black tie preferred.

The evening’s festivities

5:00 P.M.
Cocktail reception in the Wintergarden Terrace of the grand ballroom.

6:30 P.M.

Seating for Celebratory Concert

7 P.M.
Celebratory concert and presentations followed by dinner.
Acre and Lumen wines are generously sponsored by the Henry Family.

The evening’s PROGRAM

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
Joshua Bell, guest leader
Larisa Martinez, soprano

Repertoire:

Johann Sebastian Bach
Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
           Joshua Bell, leader and violin

Felix Mendelssohn
“Ah ritorna età dell’oro,”
      from “Infelice! … Ah, ritorna, età dell’oro,” MWV H 4
           Larisa Martínez, soprano
           Joshua Bell, leader and violin

Danny Elfman
Piano Quartet
      III. Duet für Vier
Violin Concerto (‘Eleven Eleven’)
      III. Fantasma
           Margaret Batjer, violin
Piano Quartet
      V. Die Wolfsjungen

           Peter Michael Davison, conductor

LACO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Anne-Marie Spataru
CHAIR

Leslie Lassiter
VICE CHAIR

Dana Newman
VICE CHAIR

Jim Mulally
TREASURER

Jordan Teti
SECRETARY

MEMBERS AT LARGE

Ruth L. Eliel
Peggy Falcon
Anne Grausam
Thomas Kontchou
Gary Larsen
June Li
Raymond Lowe
Shaheen Nanji
Amy Rabwin
Joan Wynn

more INFO

Email David Coscia at davidcoscia@laco.org or call (213) 622 7001 x 214.
A limited number of guest rooms are available at the hotel for the evening of the event at a special rate by calling (310) 275-5200.

Copies of Los Angeles Charitable Solicitation Permit #P1225 and Beverly Hills Permit to Solicit #2022-101 are available upon request.