LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA,
CONDUCTED BY JEFFREY KAHANE,
PRESENTS WORLD PREMIERE OF OLD KEYS,
COMMISSIONED FROM SOUND INVESTMENT COMPOSER/PIANO VIRTUOSO
TIMOTHY ANDRES, WHO ALSO PERFORMS AS FEATURED SOLOIST

Other Works Include West Coast Premiere
of Mozart/Andres Mozart “Coronation” Concerto re-composition,
and Mozart’s Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550

Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8 pm, Alex Theatre
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane weaves together works old, new and somewhere in between in a fascinating orchestral program that opens with the world premiere of Old Keys, a new concerto by young composer and piano virtuoso Timothy Andres, winner of the prestigious 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer award, on Saturday, March 24, 8 pm, at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7 pm, at UCLA’s Royce Hall. Old Keys, an abstract piano concerto about form and gesture, was composed as part of LACO’s innovative “Sound Investment” commissioning program, now in its second decade. Andres is also the featured pianist for the concert’s West Coast premiere of one of his other pieces, the Mozart/Andres Mozart “Coronation” Concerto re-composition, an intriguing classical “mash-up” in which Andres has replaced entirely Mozart’s incomplete sketches for the left hand, thereby adding his own decidedly 21st-century stamp to Mozart’s work. Of Andres’ considerable talent, The Boston Globe proclaims, “New music cannot be intimidating when played with this degree of skill.” Kahane wraps up the concert with Mozart’s beloved Symphony No. 40 in G minor, K. 550. The concert is sponsored by the Clarence E. Heller Charitable Foundation with the appearance of Timothy Andres sponsored by Ernst & Young, LLC.

Old Keys’ intriguing title comes from a work Andres set to Hart Crane’s My Grandmother’s Love Letters for solo bass and voice. He says, “The themes, rooted in my obsession with Ligeti’s music, are quite simple in themselves but are constantly overlaid with copies of themselves, often at different tempi and in different keys, gradually accruing tension and momentum.”

Concert goers are invited to celebrate the new work with LACO musicians in the lobby after the concert. Complimentary refreshments are provided for all ticket holders.

Tickets ($24 – $105) are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and groups of 12 or more. College students may purchase rush tickets one hour before curtain.

EVENT:
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
“Refracted”
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Timothy Andres, piano

WHEN/WHERE:
Saturday, March 24, 2012, 8 pm
Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Boulevard, Glendale, 91203
and
Sunday, March 25, 2012, 7 pm
Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90095

PROGRAM:
TIMOTHY ANDRES Old Keys (Sound Investment commission- world premiere)
MOZART/ANDRES Mozart “Coronation” Concerto re-composition (West Coast
premiere)
MOZART Symphony No. 40 in G minor, KV. 550

TICKET PRICES:
$24, 52, 88, 105
(Discounts for groups of 12 or more, seniors 65+ and college students, if available)

TICKET INFORMATION:
Tickets available online at laco.org, by phone 213 622 7001 or by fax 213 626 2157
Tickets also on sale at the theatre box office the night of the concert, if available

CONCERT PRELUDES:
7 pm (Alex Theatre)
6 pm (Royce Hall)
One hour before curtain, pre-concert talks provide insights into the music and artists. Free for all ticket holders

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

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