Leading young violinist Nigel Armstrong, the 2011 International Tchaikovsky Competition finalist who made his critically acclaimed Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) debut last season, returns to the Southland on Thursday, April 11, 2013, 7 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles, to headline an all-Bach violin recital for LACO’s “Baroque Conversations,” a five-concert series that explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. Hailed as “an astonishing talent, with exquisite technique,” Armstrong discusses and performs Bach’s Partita No. 2 in D minor for Solo Violin, BWV 1004, a spiritual, emotional and technical tour de force considered among the greatest works ever written, and the Sonata No. 3 in C major for Solo Violin, BWV 1005. The solo recital marks Armstrong’s return to his alma mater, The Colburn Conservatory, from which he graduated last year. He is currently in the Diploma program at Curtis Institute of Music. A complimentary wine reception for ticket holders begins at 6 pm.
LACO’s “Baroque Conversations” explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. This season, the series, which concludes Thursday, May 9, 2013, spotlights the legacy of JS Bach and his sons.
Tickets ($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.