Dynamic composer and educator Jessie Montgomery writes musical techniques that utilizes layers of strumming and lightly plucking strings in her piece, Strum for string orchestra. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat major then introduces LACO’s principal winds as soloists creating a union between the oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and horn. The program culminates with R. Strauss’ high spirited orchestral suite Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.

The appearance of Kenneth Munday in Montgomery, Mozart + Strauss is made possible, in part, with support from Anne-Marie + Alex Spataru.

[Effective the performance on January 29, LACO’s vaccine requirement for all eligible audience members includes a COVID-19 booster obtained no later than January 29, 2022.

Eligibility for the COVID-19 booster is as follows: for all Moderna recipients and Pfizer recipients ages 12+, boosters are eligible five months after their second vaccine dose. Johnson & Johnson vaccine recipients are eligible for a booster dose two months after their initial vaccine.]

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Jessie Montgomery


8 minutes

W.A. Mozart

Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds in E-flat Major, K. 297b

32 minutes

Richard Strauss

Le Bourgeois gentilhomme

36 minutes


Margaret Batjer


Tereza Stanislav

assistant concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

principal violin II

Sarah Thornblade

associate principal violin II

Meredith Crawford

acting principal viola

Andrew Shulman

principal cello

Armen Ksajikian

associate principal cello

David Grossman

principal bass

Samuel Zagnit

acting associate principal bass

Ben Smolen

acting principal flute

Claire Brazeau

principal oboe

Joshua Ranz

principal clarinet

Michael Thornton

principal horn

David Washburn

principal trumpet

Steve Suminski

guest principal trombone

JoAnn Turovsky

principal harp

Robert Thies

acting principal piano

Wade Culbreath

principal timpani

Ted Atkatz


Ryan Sweeney

personnel manager


Ambassador Auditorium

131 S St John Ave, Pasadena 91105

Ambassador Auditorium

131 S St John Ave, Pasadena 91105

January 29, 2022 8:00pmTickets


November 13, 2021 – May 15, 2022

Music Director Jaime Martín will leap to the podium in November as he unites the Orchestra to welcome us all back to the concert hall. This year, Jaime expands on what makes LACO truly remarkable: an orchestra of soloists.

LACO will perform as usual on both the east and west sides, sticking to the regulars like Royce Hall, Alex Theatre, Zipper Hall and Rothenberg Hall. Some will already be familiar with our newer additions like Ambassador Auditorium and The Broad Stage. However, please note that we will not be following our usual Eastside + Westside double night concerts schedule this season. Most chamber and orchestral concerts have distinct programming and will be performed on only one night unless otherwise noted.

Learn more about our COVID-19 Protocol