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December 22, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents pianist Menahem Pressler and guest conductor Thomas Dausgaard in program featuring Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 23 and Symphony No.
March 28, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra music director Jeffrey Kahane conducts world premiere by Pulitzer-Prize finalist Christopher Cerrone as part of final program with Orchestra, concluding remarkable 20-year tenure, longest in LACO’s history.
March 9, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations series features assistant concertmaster Tereza Stanislav leading program of Bach, Biber and Marais. Featuring LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane on harpsichord
March 8, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents West Coast premiere of John Adams’ two-piano tour de force Roll Over Beethoven and music of Beethoven at Westside Connections, chamber music series with a twist, featuring music director/pianist Jeffrey Kahane
February 8, 2017 – Grammy-winning conductor Stephen Stubbs and 17-year-old Dutch recorder virtuoso Lucie Horsch in US debut headline Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations program featuring works by Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell and more
February 8, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebrates composer John Adams’ 70th birthday with program featuring The Wound-Dresser, led by guest conductor Carlos Kalmar with baritone Brian Mulligan
January 20, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announces milestone 50th Anniversary Season, spotlighting Orchestra’s virtuosic artists, showcasing world renowned guest artists and celebrating five decades of intimate and transformative musical performances
December 6, 2016 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents “Lift Every Voice,” a three-week, city-wide series of concerts, conversations and community engagement exploring themes of tolerance, compassion, cooperation, creativity and the power of music to encourage understanding and promote peace
December 5, 2016 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, in partnership with CAP UCLA, presents first L.A. performance since 1950s of Kurt Weill’s profound anti-apartheid musical Lost In The Stars, conducted by artistic director Jeffrey Kahane and directed by Anne Bogart with SITI Company
December 1, 2016 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, led by music director Jeffrey Kahane, presents us premiere of Kurt Weill’s Song-Suite for Violin and Orchestra arranged by Paul Bateman, West Coast premiere of Bruce Adolphe’s violin concerto “I Will Not Remain Silent,” both featuring violinist Daniel Hope, and Weill/Brecht’s The Seven Deadly Sins with chanteuse Storm Large
November 1, 2016 – Claire Brazeau appointed Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Principal Oboe
September 13, 2016 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra executive director Scott Harrison is one of 50 international arts leadersselected to participate in National Arts Society’s year-long “The Chief Executive Program: Community & Culture”
September 9, 2016 – Harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani, recently named Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Baroque Conversations artistic partner, leads program featuring works for solo harpsichord and harpsichord and strings
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.read more →Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and “a conductor of uncommon intellect, insight and musical integrity” with “undeniable charisma.” Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers. During its 45-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America, earning adulation from audiences and critics alike, and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming.
Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents seven Orchestral Series concerts on Saturdays at either Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium or Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; five Baroque Conversations concerts at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall at The Colburn School; three Westside Connections chamber music concerts, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theatre in Santa Monica; and an annual Discover concert, which features an in-depth examination that sheds new light on a single piece of music, at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium. LACO also presents a Concert Gala, an annual Silent Film screening at Royce Hall and several fundraising salons each year. Additionally, LACO outreach programs—Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program—reach thousands of young people annually, nurturing future musicians and composers as well as inspiring a love of classical music.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1968 as an artistic outlet for the recording industry’s most gifted musicians. The Orchestra’s artistic founder, cellist James Arkatov, envisioned an ensemble that would allow these conservatory-trained players to balance studio work and teaching with pure artistic collaboration at the highest level. With the financial backing of philanthropist Richard Colburn and managerial expertise from attorney Joseph Troy, who also became the Orchestra’s first president, LACO presented its first performances in the fall of 1969. Current music director Jeffrey Kahane continues the standard of excellence set by the Orchestra’s first four music directors, Sir Neville Marriner, Gerard Schwarz, Iona Brown and Christof Perick.
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