The future looks bright: Los Angeles Children’s Chorus and American Youth Symphony at Walt Disney Concert Hall
March 6, 2012 1 Comment
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 their own terms. Sunday night at Walt Disney Concert Hall, show off they did, and then some.
In conjunction with the American Youth Symphony (AYS), they performed a Shakespeare-themed program as part of the LA Phil’s “Sounds About Town” series. The highlight of the night proved to be Daníel Bjarnason’s The isle is full of noises, a three-movement work based on The Tempest co-commissioned by the LACC and AYS. James Conlon was on hand to conduct the new work, adding an even greater sense of importance to the night.