CLOSE QUARTERS: EPISODE 9

Gil Shaham Plays Boulogne

Virtual Event

Premiered March 26

The legendary violinist Gil Shaham makes his LACO debut as a guest soloist for Arvo Pärt’s ethereal Fratres and Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges’ Violin Concerto No. 9. For the first time, Close Quarters cinematographer Michael Elias Thomas is filming from within the orchestra, drawing audiences into the ensemble and immersing the viewer in the beauty of pure music-making. This unique feature will enable audiences to explore the impeccable artistry of Gil Shaham and the musicians of LACO with an intimacy previously unexplored in this series.

 

PRE-BROADCAST TALK WITH GIL SHAHAM

You’re invited to join us for a pre-broadcast talk with Gil on Zoom at 5:30 P.M. (PT), an hour before the live premiere! Sign up to save your seat.

Gil Shaham Plays Boulogne is sponsored by Ned + Dana Newman.
Gil Shaham’s debut performances with LACO are generously supported by Terri + Jerry Kohl.

Artists

Gil Shaham

Guest Artist

Margaret Batjer

Concertmaster

Tereza Stanislav

Assistant Concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

Principal Second Violin

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Second Violin

Erik Rynearson

Principal Viola

Jonathan Moerschel

Acting Associate Principal Viola

Andrew Shulman

Principal Cello

Armen Ksajikian

Associate Principal Cello

David Grossman

Principal Bass

Wade Culbreath

Principal Timpani

Michael Thomas

Cinematographer

ABOUT CLOSE QUARTERS

LACO’s new premium streaming series – returning March 12 – presents a new avenue for classical music and a unique look at what the future can hold in balancing music, art and movement.

Close Quarters features classical music performances set to images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud. Music Director Jaime Martín and Director and Designer James Darrah seek to create a digital series that celebrates collaboration in an age of isolation.

Learn More about Close Quarters

Close Quarters is a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra original series and you can find it for free on Youtube, Facebook and our website. We’ve created a printer-friendly version of the Spring season broadcast schedule.

Learn More download the schedule now (pdf)!

How to Support

Viewers who wish to support LACO and the artists on screen are encouraged to visit laco.org/donate or call (213) 622-7001, EXT. 4.

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