This eight minute biography on LACO conductor laureate Jeffrey Kahane touches on family history, personal lows and personal highs for the renowned conductor and keyboardist. Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.

Frank Stiefel Producer & Director

Ben Marias Director of Photography

Eric Friedenberg Editor

With thanks to the entire Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

This project would not have been possible without the following donors:

Friend of LACO
Lynda Kahane & Phil Welch
Linda & Stuart Nelson

With very special thanks to
Pat & Sandy Gage and Ruth Eliel.

Kahane, who stepped down as LACO music director in June 2017 after a 20-year tenure, makes his first appearance in his new role as the Orchestra’s conductor laureate with the West Coast premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Violin Concerto, featuring LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer. A co-commission by LACO, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and Minnesota Orchestra, Jalbert’s work was written specifically for the three orchestras’ concertmasters.

Kahane Returns!

sat mar 17 @ 8 pm Alex Theatre
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sun mar 18 @ 7 pm Royce Hall
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Jeffrey Kahane conductor
Margaret Batjer violin

Respighi Three Botticelli Pictures
approximately 18 min
Pierre Jalbert Violin Concerto (LACO co-commission, West Coast premiere)
approximately 26 min
Haydn Symphony No. 99 in E-flat major
approximately 25 min

part of the orchestral series

Orchestral Series

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a seven concert series that showcases the ensemble’s trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Baroque Conversations

Explore the genesis of the Baroque repertoire with this three concert series. Legendary musicians introduce the works from the stage and engage the audience in short, compelling talks.

In Focus: Beethoven

Margaret Batjer curator

Join concertmaster Margaret Batjer for a three concert series of remarkable chamber works by one of the most recognized and influential musicians of any period: Beethoven.