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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA AND NEW MUSIC DIRECTOR JAIME MARTÍN ANNOUNCE SWEEPING PROGRAMMING FOR 2019-20 SEASON

SEASON HIGHLIGHTS:

• In his first season as Music Director, Martín conducts six programs, presents four world premieres, all LACO commissions, a U.S. premiere/co-commission and a West Coast premiere;

• Martín appoints critically acclaimed composer and 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner Ellen Reid to succeed Andrew Norman as LACO’s Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence and collaborates with composers Norman, Derrick Spiva Jr., Missy Mazzoli and Juan Pablo Contreras, who represent classical music’s diversity and breadth;

• LACO’s new Music Director presents guest artists Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano, Christian Tetzlaff, violin, and Denis Kozhukhin, piano, in their LACO debuts, plus pianists Jeremy Denk and David Fray and welcomes guest conductors Nicholas McGegan and Ruth Reinhardt;

• Expanding LACO’s reach beyond the concert stage and deep into the community are this season’s Artists-In-Residence, American composer Missy Mazzoli, whose double bass concerto receives its West Coast premiere, and British cello virtuoso Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose 2018 U.S. orchestral debut with LACO was postponed due to his “command performance” at the Royal Wedding, viewed by one billion people worldwide;

• The U.S. premiere of a LACO co-commission by Albert Schnelzer and a LACO-commissioned world premiere from Sarah Gibson, both inspired by the legacy of Clara Schumann and offering new perspectives on a woman recognized as pianist in her lifetime but largely overlooked as composer;

• As Beethoven’s 250th anniversary approaches, Martín leads three of the composer’s most revolutionary works; Orchestra also performs works by Schubert, R. Strauss, Berlioz, Prokofiev, Ravel, Stravinsky and Dvořák;

• In Focus chamber music series, curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, further highlights Beethoven as global celebrations of 250th birthday begin, providing insights into his chamber works; Baroque Conversations series spotlights LACO musicians and guest artists; and wild Up’s Christopher Rountree and Mazzoli each curate SESSION performances, which explore cutting-edge sounds and challenge traditional concert-going expectations;

• Other highlights include community/education programs that reach thousands of young people, Chamber Music LA, a collaboration with seven other chamber music presenters in Southern California, and The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship entering its second year;

• Martín visits schools throughout Los Angeles as part of LACO’s Meet the Music education program to introduce youngsters to classical music;

• LACO performs throughout greater Los Angeles in West L.A., Santa Monica, Northridge, Glendale, Pasadena-San Marino, Costa Mesa (Orange County), Santa Barbara and downtown L.A.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) and new Music Director Jaime Martín announce sweeping programming for the 2019-20 Season that builds upon the Orchestra’s illustrious legacy while blazing a path to its future. In his LACO Music Director inaugural season, which opens in September 2019 and continues through May 2020, Martín displays his passion for music spanning five centuries, his commitment to commissioning new works and his dedication to expanding the reach of LACO’s artistry through partnerships with preeminent and rising artists and leading presenters and venues. Marking an exciting new era for the Orchestra and classical music in Los Angeles, the season is also deeply personal for Martín, who introduces LACO audiences to several exceptional artists important to his own career arc. Following his prominent career as a flutist, Martín, who is the sixth Music Director to lead LACO since its inception in 1968, has risen to international acclaim as a conductor in recent years. Most recently, he led the London Philharmonic on a nine-concert European tour and was named Principal Conductor of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, effective in September 2019.

Over a season that features a major orchestral series, unique SESSION performances, Baroque Conversations concerts, In Focus chamber music evenings and more in over a dozen venues throughout Southern California, Martín conducts six concerts, presents four world premieres, all LACO commissions, a U.S. premiere/co-commission and a West Coast premiere. He presents the LACO debuts of three acclaimed guest artists with whom he has enjoyed particularly meaningful professional relationships, mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter, violinist Christian Tetzlaff and pianist Denis Kozhukhin, and also features pianists Jeremy Denk and David Fray, among other esteemed guest artists. Building on LACO’s relationships with three noted composers representing classical music’s diversity and breadth, he collaborates with Andrew Norman, who just concluded a seven-year tenure as LACO’s Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence, Derrick Spiva Jr., LACO’s first Artist Educator, and Juan Pablo Contreras, whose first LACO commission was premiered by the Orchestra in 2018-19. The artists, all based in L.A. but with international careers, are composing new LACO commissions to be premiered by Martín, with Norman inaugurating a three-year project, Spiva completing a trilogy and Contreras named LACO’s 2019-20 Sound Investment composer, a groundbreaking program established 19 years ago to engage audiences in developing a new piece of music. Martín welcomes guest conductors Nicholas McGegan, making his highly anticipated return to LACO’s podium for the first time in 30 years, and dynamic young artist Ruth Reinhardt, assistant conductor of Dallas Symphony. Additionally, Martín appoints critically acclaimed composer and 2019 Pulitzer Prize Winner Ellen Reid to succeed Norman as LACO’s Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence. Reid most recently appeared with the Orchestra as the 2017-18 Sound Investment composer. Her breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring and ensemble and choral writing, is one of the most innovative artists of her generation. Her work “brims with canny invention” (LA Weekly) and has been lauded for its “sheer incandescence” (LA Times) and for being “accessible in the best way” (New York Times). Reid will work closely with Martín, playing an important role in LACO’s artistic trajectory over the next three seasons and creating new works for the orchestra on and off the concert hall stage.

Martín extends the reach of LACO’s artistry and programming beyond the concert stage and deep into the community with the announcement of two Artists-In-Residence this season, American composer Missy Mazzoli, whose double bass concerto receives its West Coast premiere, and young British cello virtuoso Sheku Kanneh-Mason, whose 2018 U.S. orchestral debut with LACO was postponed due to his “command performance” at the Royal Wedding, which was viewed by more than one billion people worldwide. As part of his residency, Kanneh-Mason makes his Los Angeles debut at a recital in December 2019, co-presented by LACO and The Colburn School, at downtown L.A.’s Zipper Hall, with his sister, pianist Isata Kanneh-Mason. Sheku Kanneh-Mason is the first black musician to win a BBC Young Musician of the Year award and will perform with orchestras across Europe under the direction of Martín leading up to his LA performances. Mazzoli is one of the most in-demand American composers on the contemporary music scene and draws audiences equally into concert halls, opera houses and rock clubs. She – along with wild Up’s Christopher Rountree – also each curate SESSION performances, which, in partnership with the acclaimed immersive theatre company and design duo Four Larks, explore cutting-edge sounds and challenge traditional concert-going expectations.

Martín introduces a LACO co-commission with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra from Albert Schnelzer, Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara, which was inspired by the legacy of Clara Schumann, a pivotal figure in Romantic music, and offers new perspectives on the woman who was recognized as a pianist in her lifetime but was largely overlooked as a composer. Clara Schumann is also spotlighted in a work by Sarah Gibson, the season’s fourth LACO-commissioned world premiere, presented in the In Focus series. Additionally, Martín leads three of Beethoven’s most revolutionary works, Symphony No. 7, Violin Concerto and Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” The Orchestra also performs works by Schubert, R. Strauss, Berlioz, Prokofiev, Ravel, Stravinsky and Dvořák.

“I am inspired by Los Angeles and its artistic vibrancy,” says Martín. “As I introduce myself to LACO audiences, I have chosen to create a broad, yet very personally resonant program, and so I am thrilled to be able to present three close musical friends. I have always been in awe of Anne Sofie von Otter’s artistry, and I’m so excited at the chance to work with her in my new musical home with LACO. Christian Tetzlaff and I have played chamber music extensively, and I coached Denis Kozhukhin as a guest lecturer at Madrid’s Reina Sofia School in recent years. Equally as important, I am elated to work with Andrew Norman, Derrick Spiva and Juan Pablo Contreras, artists whose extraordinary relationships with LACO have been so meaningful, to make them part of my first season as Music Director. With other exceptional artists like Nicholas McGegan, Ruth Reinhardt, Jeremy Denk, David Fray, Missy Mazzoli and Sheku Kanneh-Mason performing alongside LACO’s virtuosic players, there will be great musical depth, passion and scope.”

LACO Board President Leslie Lassiter says, “Jaime’s fresh energy is evident in the rich diversity of musical experiences he’s planned for his first season at LACO’s helm. As we welcome him to Los Angeles and launch his tenure as Music Director, we can’t wait to share him with audiences – both those who already know us and those who don’t!”

LACO performs throughout greater Los Angeles in West L.A., Santa Monica, Northridge, Glendale, Pasadena-San Marino, Costa Mesa (Orange County), Santa Barbara and downtown L.A.

ORCHESTRAL SERIES DETAILS
The 2019-20 season launches when Jaime Martín makes his inaugural appearance as LACO Music Director leading the world premiere of Begin, a LACO commission by Andrew Norman who wrote it to mark not only the beginning of Jaime Martin’s tenure but also as the beginning of a concerto he is writing for the Orchestra; Berlioz’ Les nuits d’été, featuring mezzo-soprano Anne Sofie von Otter; and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 on Saturday, September 28, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, UCLA. Guest artists Nicholas McGegan, conductor, and Jeremy Denk, piano, headline performances on Saturday, October 26, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, with a program of music from Rameau’s opera, Dardanus; Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19; and Schubert’s Symphony No. 6 as well as the overture from his opera, Der Häusliche Krieg. For the Orchestra’s concerts on Saturday, November 16, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, LACO Principal Bass David Grossman performs the West Coast premiere of Dark with Excessive Bright for Double Bass and Strings by LACO Artist-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli. Also on the program, Martín conducts Ravel’s Le tombeau de Couperin, Stravinsky’s Pulcinella Suite and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 1, “Classical.” The year 2020 begins with Martín conducting the U.S. premiere of a LACO co-commission with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, Albert Schnelzer’s Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara, inspired by the legacy of Clara Schumann, on Friday, February 7, 8 pm, at The Soraya in Northridge, Saturday, February 8, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2 pm, at Royce Hall. The program also includes violinist Christian Tetzlaff performing Beethoven’s Violin Concerto and Dvořák’s Symphony No. 6. On Saturday, March 28, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, March 29, 2020, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, Martín presents the world premiere of Juan Pablo Contreras’ Sound Investment commission and pianist Denis Kozhukhin on Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G major, as well as R. Strauss’ Le bourgeois gentilhomme. Guest Conductor Ruth Reinhardt leads Lutosławski’s Little Suite on Saturday, April 18, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, April 19, 2020, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, on a program with Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 2, featuring pianist David Fray, Bacewicz’ Concerto for String Orchestra and Haydn’s Symphony No. 84. Martín’s inaugural LACO season concludes with a flourish on Friday, May 15, 8 pm, at Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa (Orange County), Saturday, May 16, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre, and Sunday, May 17, 2020, 7 pm, at Royce Hall, and Monday, May 18, at Granada Theatre in Santa Barbara, 8 pm, with the season’s final LACO-commissioned world premiere, prisms, cycles, leaps: Part III “To Be a Horizon,” by Derrick Spiva Jr., Saint-Saëns’ Cello Concerto No. 1, featuring the Los Angeles debut of cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, and Beethoven’s landmark Symphony No. 3, “Eroica,” one of the composer’s most celebrated works.

SESSION DETAILS
SESSION, featuring programs set in out-of-the-ordinary locales, presents LACO musicians who join forces with compelling composer-curators to create unique musical experiences. Developed in partnership with the immersive theatre company Four Larks, each program is designed to fit the unique properties of a space and test ideas about the relationship between performers and audience. LACO presents two SESSION events this season curated by wild Up’s Christopher Rountree (October 11, 2019, 8 pm, at Pico Union Project in downtown Los Angeles) and LACO Artist-in-Residence Missy Mazzoli (May 21, 2020, 8 pm, location to be announced).

IN FOCUS DETAILS
As Beethoven’s 250th anniversary approaches, In Focus, a chamber music series curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, provides insights into the composer’s most personal, revealing chamber works. The series will also feature a LACO-commissioned world premiere by Sarah Gibson as part of the celebration of 200th anniversary of the birth of Clara Schumann, a pivotal figure in Romantic music. Concerts, which all begin at 7:30 pm, take place at The Huntington in San Marino on Friday, February 21, Friday, April 3 and Friday, May 1, 2020, and at First Presbyterian in Santa Monica on Thursday, February 20, Thursday, April 2 and Thursday, April 30, 2020.

BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS DETAILS
Baroque Conversations performances, which explore the genesis of the Baroque repertoire with beloved masterworks and lesser known gems, are led and performed this season by artists including Martín and LACO’s virtuoso principals. The series begins when Jaime Martín conducts on Thursday, November 21, at First Presbyterian in Santa Monica, and Friday November 22, 2019, at The Huntington in San Marino, featuring Principal Clarinet Joshua Ranz and Principal Bassoon Kenneth Munday, followed by Baroque Brass: Washburn & Thornton on Thursday, January 16, at First Presbyterian, and Friday, January 17, 2020, at The Huntington, featuring Principal Trumpet David Washburn, leader, and Principal Horn Michael Thornton, leader. Baroque Conversations concludes when Patricia Mabee, harpsichord/principal keyboard, leads on Thursday, March 12, at First Presbyterian, and Friday, March 13, 2020, at The Huntington. All concerts begin at 7:30 pm. Programs will be announced.

OTHER PRESENTATIONS AND PROGRAMS
The Orchestra’s community/education programs reach thousands of young people annually, including Meet the Music, during which Martín visits schools throughout Los Angeles to introduce youngsters to classical music. Chamber Music LA is a collaboration with seven other chamber music presenters in Southern California. Four top-tier post-graduate string musicians from underrepresented communities continue in their second year as the first class of The Los Angeles Orchestra Fellowship, a program designed to increase diversity in American orchestras. Launched in August 2018, the groundbreaking program was conceived by a partnership of Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (ICYOLA), the country’s largest African-American-majority youth orchestra; Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the world’s leading chamber orchestras; and USC Thornton School of Music, one of the country’s top music programs. Violinist Sydney Adedamola, violinist Ayrton Pisco, violist Bradley Parrimore and cellist Juan-Salvador Carrasco are gaining a 360-degree view of a career as an orchestral musician in this rigorous two-year training program.

JAIME MARTÍN, praised as “a visionary conductor, discerning and meticulous” (Platea Magazine), takes the podium as Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Music Director in the 2019-20 season. Following a prominent career on flute, he turned to conducting full time in 2013 and has since emerged not only as a talented technical conductor but also one with stylistic authenticity who is known for making deep connections to the musicians under his direction. In September 2019, he also becomes Principal Conductor of the RTE National Symphony Orchestra. He has been Artistic Director and Principal Conductor of Gävle Symphony Orchestra since 2013, and his time there has brought the orchestra a new level of international recognition through highly acclaimed recordings and touring performances. Martín is also Artistic Director of the Santander Festival, where over the last five years, he has brought financial stability and created a platform for some of the most exciting artists in their fields, ranging from symphony orchestras and baroque ensembles to education workshops and ballet companies. As conductor, he has worked with an impressive list of orchestras that includes the London Philharmonic, Frankfurt Radio Symphony, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Royal Scottish National, Swedish Radio Symphony, Barcelona Symphony, New Zealand Symphony, Queensland Symphony, Essen Philharmonic, Gulbenkian and Philharmonia Orchestras, the Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Deutsche Radio Philharmonie, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France. Autumn 2018 saw his highly successful debut performances with the London Symphony Orchestra and Christian Tetzlaff in Madrid and London, with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic and Joshua Bell, and with the Colorado Symphony and Pinchas Zukerman. In January 2019, he completed a nine-concert tour of Europe with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, including performances at the Gasteig in Munich and the Cologne Philharmonie. Martín made his conducting debut at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam with the Gävle Symphony in September and, later this season, he will undertake an extensive tour of Switzerland and an appearance at the Prague Spring Festival with Orquestra de Cadaqués. Other future orchestral debuts include engagements with the Melbourne and West Australian Symphony orchestras, Orchestre National de Montpellier, Staatskapelle Halle and Sydney Symphony Orchestra. Martín is recording a series for Ondine Records with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra, which includes the Brahms Serenades, Songs of Destiny, Brahms choral works with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir, and a recording of the Brahms Piano Quartet, arranged by Schoenberg, which will be released in February 2019. He has also recorded Schubert Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven Symphony No. 3, “Eroica” with Orquestra de Cadaqués and various discs with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for Tritó Records. In 2015, he recorded James Horner’s last symphonic work “Collages” for four horns and orchestra with the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Martín made his operatic debut conducting The Magic Flute at El Escorial Madrid and San Sebastian Festival in August 2012. His debut at the English National Opera in February 2013 conducting The Barber of Seville led to a return in autumn 2014 to conduct The Marriage of Figaro. As a flautist, Martín was principal flute of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, English National Opera, Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields and London Philharmonic Orchestra. A much sought-after soloist, he made a recording of Mozart flute concertos with Sir Neville Marriner, the premiere recording of Sinfonietta Concerto for Flute and Orchestra written for him by Xavier Montsalvatge and conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, and Bach works for flute, violin and piano with Murray Perahia and Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields for Sony. He was also a founding member of the Orquestra de Cadaqués, and while he has held the title of Chief Conductor with the orchestra since 2012, his association with them has spanned over 30 years. Martin is a Fellow of the Royal College of Music, London, where he was a flute professor. He now enjoys working with many of his former students in orchestras around the world.

LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, marks an exciting new era in Southern California as it welcomes Jaime Martín in his debut year as Music Director. Martín builds upon LACO’s rich legacy as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and, with eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, LACO is “more important with each passing year,” (Los Angeles Times), “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International) and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras” (KUSC Classical FM). Martín’s appearance as LACO’s Music Director Designate in early 2019 was described by the Los Angeles Times, as “a thrilling performance, and the orchestra played like it was having the time of its life,” adding, “he will make fans very quickly.” Overseas, he has been praised as “a visionary conductor, discerning and meticulous” (Platea Magazine), and London’s The Telegraph said, “his infectious enjoyment of the music communicated to the orchestra and audience alike.” The Orchestra has made 32 recordings, including, most recently, a 2019 BIS Records release of works for violin and chamber orchestra that features Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and the world premiere recording of Pierre Jalbert’s Violin Concerto (a LACO co-commission). LACO, with offices located in downtown Los Angeles, has toured Europe, South America and Japan, and performed across North America.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
LACO recognizes the generous support of The Colburn Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra also receives public funding via grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the National Endowment for the Arts and the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

TICKETS/INFORMATION
For a free season brochure, additional information about Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2019-20 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001 x1, or visit www.laco.org.

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LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA
2019-20 SEASON

ORCHESTRAL SERIES

Welcome Jaime: Norman, Berlioz & Beethoven
Saturday, September 28, 2019, 8 pm, Alex Theatre (Glendale)
Sunday, September 29, 2019, 7 pm, Royce Hall (UCLA)
Jaime Martín, conductor
Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

ANDREW NORMAN Begin
LACO Commission/World Premiere
BERLIOZ Les nuits d’été
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

McGegan & Denk
Saturday, October 26, 2019, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, October 27, 2019, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Nicholas McGegan, conductor
Jeremy Denk, piano

RAMEAU Music from the opera, Dardanus
MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F Major, K. 459
SCHUBERT Overture from the opera, Der Häusliche Krieg
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D. 589

Pulcinella & Prokofiev
Saturday, November 16, 2019, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, November 17, 2019, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Jaime Martín, conductor
David Grossman, double bass

RAVEL Le tombeau de Couperin
MISSY MAZZOLI Dark with Excessive Bright for Double Bass and Strings
West Coast Premiere
STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 1, “Classical”

Tetzlaff plays Beethoven
Friday, February 7, 2020, 8 pm, The Soraya (Northridge)
Saturday, February 8, 2020, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, February 9, 2020, 2 pm, Royce Hall
Jaime Martín, conductor
Christian Tetzlaff, violin

ALBERT SCHNELZER Burn My Letters: Remembering Clara
LACO Co-Commission with Gävle Symphony Orchestra /U.S. Premiere
BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto
DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 6

Ravel & Strauss
Saturday, March 28, 2020, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, March 29, 2020, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Jaime Martín, conductor
Denis Kozhukhin, piano

JUAN PABLO CONTRERAS Sound Investment LACO Commission/World Premiere
RAVEL Piano Concerto in G Major
R. STRAUSS Le bourgeois gentilhomme

Romantic Chopin
Saturday, April 18, 2020, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, April 19, 2020, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Ruth Reinhardt, conductor
David Fray, piano

LUTOSŁAWSKI Little Suite
CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor
BACEWICZ Concerto for String Orchestra
HAYDN Symphony No. 84

Season Finale: Sheku – plus the “Eroica”
Friday, May 15, 8 pm, Segerstrom Center for the Arts (Costa Mesa/Orange County)
Saturday, May 16, 2020, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, May 17, 2020, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Monday, May 18, at Granada Theatre (Santa Barbara)
Jaime Martín, conductor
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello

DERRICK SPIVA JR. prisms, cycles, leaps: Part III “To Be a Horizon”
LACO Commission/World Premiere
SAINT-SAËNS Cello Concerto No. 1 in A Minor
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

SESSION
SESSION, featuring programs set in out-of-the-ordinary locales, presents LACO musicians who join forces with compelling composer-curators to create unique musical experiences. Developed in partnership with the immersive theatre company Four Larks, each program is designed to fit the unique properties of a space and test ideas about the relationship between performers and audience.

October 11, 2019, 8 pm
Pico Union Project, downtown Los Angeles
Christopher Rountree, curator

May 21, 2020, 8 pm
Missy Mazzoli, curator
location to be announced

IN FOCUS
As Beethoven’s 250th anniversary approaches, In Focus, a chamber music series curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, provides insights into the composer’s most personal, revealing chamber works. The series will also feature a new arrangement of chamber music from Clara Schumann by Sarah Gibson as part of the celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of this pivotal figure in Romantic music. Programs will be announced.

First Presbyterian, Santa Monica:
Thursday, February 20, Thursday, April 2, Thursday, April 30, 2020
The Huntington, San Marino:
Friday, February 21, Friday, April 3, Friday, May 1, 2020
All concerts begin at 7:30 pm

BAROQUE CONVERSATIONS
Baroque Conversations performances, which explore the genesis of the Baroque repertoire with beloved masterworks and lesser known gems, are led and performed this season by LACO Music Director Jaime Martín and LACO’s virtuoso principals. Programs will be announced.

Handel’s Water Music
Thursday, November 21, 2019, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian, Santa Monica
Friday November 22, 2019, 7:30 pm, The Huntington, San Marino
Jaime Martín, conductor
Joshua Ranz, clarinet
Kenneth Munday, bassoon

Baroque Brass III
Thursday, January 16, 2020, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian, Santa Monica
Friday, January 17, 2020, 7:30 pm, The Huntington, San Marino
David Washburn, trumpet/leader
Michael Thornton, horn/leader

Border Crossings
Thursday, March 12, 2020, 7:30 pm, First Presbyterian, Santa Monica
Friday, March 13, 2020, 7:30 pm, The Huntington, San Marino
Patricia Mabee, harpsichord/leader

SHEKU KANNEH-MASON RESIDENCY RECITAL
Tuesday, December 3, 2019, Zipper Concert Hall, downtown Los Angeles
Co-Presented by LACO and The Colburn School
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
Isata Kanneh-Mason, piano

Artists, dates, programs and venues subject to change

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8/20/19A

press release: 2019-20 Season 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.