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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
EXPLORES BACH’S CANTATA NO. 140
AT ANNUAL DISCOVER CONCERT
WITH MUSIC DIRECTOR JEFFREY KAHANE SERVING AS MUSICAL “TOUR GUIDE,”
OFFERING INSIGHTS INTO THE POPULAR MASTERWORK
Special Guests Include Soprano Kathryn Mueller,
Tenor Colin Ainsworth, Bass Andrew Craig Brown,
USC-Thornton Chamber Singers and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 pm, at Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical “tour guide” for LACO’s annual “Discover” performance, a special one-night-only exploration of Bach’s popular Cantata No. 140 featuring soprano Kathryn Mueller, tenor Colin Ainsworth, bass Andrew Craig Brown, USC-Thornton Chamber Singers and Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, on Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 pm, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. This “Discover” program is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding and appreciation of the historical and cultural significance of cantatas composed by Bach and to hear the piece with “new ears.” One of Bach’s approximately 200 surviving sacred cantatas, it is noted for a remarkable range of expression and musical styles. Kahane, who explores a different work each year at LACO’s “Discover” concert, is lauded for his “eloquence” (The New York Times). Following the performance of the complete Cantata, Kahane will invite audience members to join in singing the final chorale with the combined forces on stage. The evening concludes with a Q&A between Kahane and the audience.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world’s premier chamber orchestras as well as a pacesetter in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2015-16 season features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established as well as notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world’s foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 19th season as LACO’s music director.
Tickets (starting at $30) are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.
EDITORS PLEASE NOTE:
Discover Bach’s Cantata No. 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” (“Sleepers Awake”)
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & musical “tour guide”
Kathryn Mueller, soprano
Colin Ainsworth, tenor
Andrew Craig Brown, bass
The USC-Thornton Chamber Singers, Jo-Michael Scheibe, director
Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Anne Tomlinson, artistic director
BACH Cantata No. 140, “Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme,” (“Sleepers Awake”)
Saturday, January 23, 2016, 8 pm
131 S. Saint John Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91123
Tickets start at $30;
Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert. Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral series concerts, Discover Bach’s Cantata “Sleepers Awake” and three Westside Connections concerts.
Tickets available online at laco.org, by phone 213 622 7001 or by fax 213 626 2157;
Tickets also on sale at the theatre box office the night of the concert, if available.
PROGRAM, PRICES AND ARTISTS SUBJECT TO CHANGE