Interest earned:  LACO’s “Sound Investment” with Timothy Andres pays off handsomely
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Interest earned: LACO’s “Sound Investment” with Timothy Andres pays off handsomely

Timothy “Timo” Andres was a busy man about Los Angeles this past week.  Thursday night, he played Sorbet, his solo piano palate-cleanser, as part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Westside Connections” series.  Friday night and Saturday afternoon, he joined wild Up’s  concerts highlighting younger composers and, as they described it, “the music of right … Continue reading

Yummilicious:  Jonathan Gold sets the table for LACO’s musical sampler
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Yummilicious: Jonathan Gold sets the table for LACO’s musical sampler

The folks at the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra have no qualms about taking non-standard approaches to building concert programs.  Their latest innovation is this year’s version of their “Westside Connections” series:  three events trying to find links between music and food.  Curated by Margaret Batjer, LACO concertmaster, each concert invites a different member of the culinary world … Continue reading

Save Powell Hall
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Save Powell Hall

The St. Louis Symphony implores you:  Save Powell Hall.  You have until April 14th.  Do it now, before it’s too late. . . . If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click HERE. Has there ever been a better, more clever campaign by any orchestra? No.  No, there hasn’t. Kudos to the SLSO. … Continue reading

Friends and neighbors:  the first two Piatigorsky Cello Festival concerts by the LA Phil
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Friends and neighbors: the first two Piatigorsky Cello Festival concerts by the LA Phil

It’s been a while since Neeme Jarvi has stood on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s podium. The last time he led them downtown was at the end of the 1988/89 winter season, when he was tapped to replace Andre Previn who had withdrawn on short notice with an injury after having resigned as Music Director just … Continue reading

Absurdity for all ages:  Long Beach Opera and LA Phil’s Toyota Symphonies for Youth
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Absurdity for all ages: Long Beach Opera and LA Phil’s Toyota Symphonies for Youth

At first blush, a matinee at Long Beach Opera (LBO) would seem to have little in common with one of the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Toyota Symphonies for Youth (TSFY) educational concerts.  If you knew that one had programmed a double-bill of surrealist operas by Poulenc (The Breasts of Tiresias) and Martinů (Tears of a Knife), while the … Continue reading

The future looks bright:  Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and American Youth Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall
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The future looks bright: Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and American Youth Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall

The fact that the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus (LACC) is excellent should not be news.  They’ve had many opportunities to impress when performing with the likes of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, most recently as part of the massive choir for Mahler’s Eighth Symphony.  That said, they don’t usually get a chance to show off on … Continue reading

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A March full of music

A smattering of musical stuff to check out over the next 31 days . . . Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Westside Connections” Margaret Batjer, LACO’s Concertmaster, curates this novel combination of food-themed music and discussion about gastronamy and the culinary arts.  The first of three presentations is tonight and features LACO musicians being joined by … Continue reading