Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) five-concert “Baroque Conversations” series showcasing exceptional Baroque music continues with a program of concertos by JS Bach and his second son, CPE Bach, each written for pairs of instruments – particularly fitting for a Valentine’s Day concert – on Thursday, February 14, 2013, 7 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. Music Director Jeffrey Kahane conducts Principal Keyboard Patricia Mabee, Associate Principal Second Violin Sarah Thornblade and First Violin Cheryl Norman-Brick in a program featuring JS Bach’s Concerto No. 2 in C major for Two Harpsichords, BWV 1061, and Concerto in D minor for Two Violins, BWV 1043, as well as CPE Bach’s Concerto in E-flat major for Harpsichord and Fortepiano, H.479 (W.47), the latter, a musical milestone that paves the way to the Classical period. A complimentary wine reception for ticket holders begins at 6 pm followed by the 7 pm performance, during which LACO artists share their insights into the music and invite questions from the audience.
LACO’s “Baroque Conversations” explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period, this season spotlighting the legacy of JS Bach and his sons. Three additional concerts in the Baroque Conversations series on Thursdays take place on March 21, April 11 and May 9, 2013.
Tickets for individual concerts ($55) are available 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. Student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert.