Saturday, January 21, 2017

LA Chamber Orchestra 2017-18

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra celebrates its 50th birthday next season. They are also looking for their next music director; Jeffrey Kahane has left that position after quite a few years.

Here's the season, which has a good helping of new music by interesting composers, including Andrew Norman:

2017-18 SEASON


Joshua Bell Plays Bernstein
Saturday, September 30, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, October 1, 2017, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Jaime Martín, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

MOZART                      Overture to the opera, The Abduction from the Seraglio
BERNSTEIN                 Serenade (after Plato’s “Symposium) for Violin and Orchestra
BRAHMS                      Serenade No. 1 in D Major, Op. 11      

Mozart in Focus: Symphony No. 40
Saturday, October 14, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, October 15, 2017, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Peter Oundjian, conductor
Jennifer Koh, violin

STRAVINSKY               Suite from the ballet, Pulcinella                                      
ANDREW NORMAN     Violin Concerto (LACO Commission, World Premiere)  
MOZART                      Symphony No. 40 in G Minor, K. 550                           

Bach’s Brandenburgs!
Saturday, December 9, 2017, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, December 10, 2017, 7 pm, Royce Hall

Margaret Batjer, violin and leader
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

BACH                           The Six Brandenburg Concertos, BWV 1046-1051        

Midweek Mozart (Mozart in Focus: Symphony No. 41)
Tuesday, January 30, 2018, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Wednesday, January 31, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall

            Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Menahem Pressler, piano

BRAHMS                      Selected Dances
            MOZART                      Piano Concerto No. 23 in A Major, K. 488
            MOZART                      Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 550, “Jupiter” 

Regal Classics
Saturday, February 24, 2018, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, February 25, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Douglas Boyd, conductor
Toby Spence, tenor

ELLEN REID                 TBA (LACO Commission, World Premiere)
BRITTEN                     Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31                                      
HAYDN                        Symphony No. 104 in D Major, Hob.1:104, “London”

Kahane Returns!
Saturday, March 17, 2018, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, March 18, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Margaret Batjer, violin

RESPIGHI                    Three Botticelli Pictures 
PIERRE JALBERT        Violin Concerto (LACO Co-Commission, West Coast Premiere)
HAYDN                        Symphony No. 99 in E-Flat Major, Hob.1:99

Saturday, April 21, 2018, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, April 22, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Karina Canellakis, conductor
David Fray, piano

DAI FUJIKURA             Secret Forest
MOZART                      Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, K. 491
BEETHOVEN               Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 36                 

Season Finale! (Mozart in Focus: Symphony No. 39)
Saturday, May 19, 2018, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, May 20, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello
VIVALDI                       Concerto Grosso in D Minor, Op. 3 #11
SHOSTAKOVICH         Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-Flat Major, Op. 107                                      
DERRICK SPIVA          From Here A Path       
MOZART                      Symphony No. 39 in E-Flat Major, K. 543

Thursdays, November 2, 2017, and January date TBA, March 1 and 22, and April 26, 2018, 7:30 pm, Zipper Hall, downtown Los Angeles

MUSIC + DANCE (“Formerly “Westside Connections”) 
Dates, programs and San Gabriel Valley venue TBA; and Ann and Jerry Moss Theater at The Herb Alpert Educational Village at New Roads School, Santa Monica.

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