LACO’s “Baroque Conversations” series begins season-long look at Bach
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LACO’s “Baroque Conversations” series begins season-long look at Bach

“As the human race evolves, we appreciate Bach more.” – Allan Vogel For this year’s rendition of its “Baroque Conversations” series, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has decided to devote all five concerts this season to the music of Bach.  Last Thursday’s series opener focused on his Trio Sonatas, with Allan Vogel, LACO’s renowned Principal … Continue reading

Getting his LACO feet wet:  Martin Haselböck charms in water-themed debut
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Getting his LACO feet wet: Martin Haselböck charms in water-themed debut

Since 2005, Martin Haselböck has been Music Director of Musica Angelica, Los Angeles’s premiere period instrument baroque ensemble.  He’s been a prominent organist and conductor in his native Austria longer than that.  So it was perhaps a little surprising that, until this past Thursday, he hadn’t yet appeared with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in any … Continue reading

Dance this mess around:  LACO’s Baroque Conversations No. 2 has all the right moves
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Dance this mess around: LACO’s Baroque Conversations No. 2 has all the right moves

If I were to look at a random cross-section of my favorite bits of music across genres, much of it — mazurkas by Chopin, Le Sacre du Printemps, New Order 12″ remixes, even the cheeky  Party Rock Anthem by LMFAO — is inherently dance music.  Baroque music in particular is riddled with dance-based themes.  A … Continue reading