Laura Stegman, 310 470 6321
Libby Huebner, 562 799 6055
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
“LA VIE EN ROSE: AN EVENING IN PARIS,”
A MUSIC-FILLED GALA FEATURING CONCERT,
AUCTIONS AND ELEGANT DINING
HONORING PHILANTHROPIST AND
LACO BOARD CHAIRMAN K. EUGENE SHUTLER
Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6 pm
at Millennium Biltmore Hotel, downtown Los Angeles
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) transports guests to the City of Lights for a music-filled gala with concert, auctions and dining at “LA VIE EN ROSE: AN EVENING IN PARIS,” honoring philanthropist and LACO Board Chairman K. Eugene Shutler for his dedication to the arts and civic engagement on Saturday, February 13, 2016, 6 pm, at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. Chaired by Pat and Sandy Gage, this year’s LACO fundraiser celebrates the remarkable music, culture and cuisine of France. Leading a vibrant program, Music Director and renowned pianist Jeffrey Kahane brings to life works by great French classical composers with LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and principal musicians Roland Kato, viola, Kenneth Munday, bassoon, and Andrew Shulman, cello. In addition, Anne Carrere, star of the international touring revue PIAF!, and her band perform legendary songs of the country’s most beloved chanteuse, Édith Piaf. “La Vie en Rose” includes live and silent auctions featuring fine wares, travel and exclusive cultural experiences. Chic elegant cocktail attire, with black-tie optional, is suggested. Proceeds from what promises to be an unforgettable evening benefit LACO’s artistic and education activities.
The musical program features Elgar’s Salut d’amour; Saint-Saëns’ Le Cyne (“The Swan”) from Le carnaval des animaux (“The Carnival of the Animals”) as well as a movement from his Bassoon Sonata; Debussy’s Clair de lune from the Suite bergamasque; and the Allegro molto movement from Fauré’s Piano Quartet No. 1. Special guest Anne Carrere channels “The Little Sparrow” with emotional and authentic interpretations of classic songs of love, loss and ultimately perseverance that made Piaf a star the world over and secured her a place forever in French hearts.
LACO Board Chairman K. Eugene Shutler’s long-time, generous support of the Orchestra began in 1982. Serving continuously on the LACO board of directors since 2002, he also has been active in philanthropy and community affairs, serving as a director of the Constitutional Rights Foundation for nearly 20 years, and an involved member of the Penn Southern California Regional Advisory Board.
In addition to the Gages, gala committee members include Mary Blodgett, Ruth Eliel, Anne Grausam, Wahideh Khaleeli, Agnes Lew, Ann Mulally, Shaheen Nanji, Dana Newman, Catherine Ohr, Ann Petersen, Linda Rosen, Erin Rouse and Lauren Wing.
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.
Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.
Tickets for LA VIE EN ROSE start at $750. Premium table and ticket buyers are also invited to a special, intimate evening of music and dinner on Friday, February 12 at a private residence in Hancock Park. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call Monica Miklas at 213 622 7001 x 3, or visit laco.org.