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Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM

The Broad Stage
1310 11th St., Santa Monica, CA 90401

http://www.ymf.org/events
(213) 617-7707, info@ymf.org

FREE Admission

Debut Orchestra
Yuga Cohler, conductor

Paul DUKAS | The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Thomas ADÈS | Asyla

Hector BERLIOZ | Symphonie fantastique

 

Yuga Cohler conducts the Debut Orchestra in a program including Paul Dukas’ The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, perhaps one of the most well-known and overtly programmatic pieces performed today. Mr. Cohler has chosen to juxtapose this work with Thomas Adès’ Asyla, the Latin plural of “asylum,” a work that outlines distinctly darker programmatic territory, concluding with Hector Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique, a romantic combination Dukas’ occult references and Adès’ modernist fever dream.

Founded in 1955, the YMF Debut Orchestra is one of the foremost pre-professional training orchestras in the U.S. André Previn, Lawrence Foster, Glenn Dicterow and Michael Tilson Thomas are among the Orchestra’s notable alumni.

Music Director and Conductor Yuga Cohler has programmed a season that reflects YMF’s 62-year old tradition of encouraging adventurous programming combined with the interpretation of significant classical repertoire. “My intention for this season,” explains Cohler, “is to explore the function of music in society. I believe strongly that music can serve as a platform for eliciting deeper thought and empathy from the people who listen to it. By presenting works that are seemingly disparate in terms of their origins, inspirations, and categorizations, I hope to provide a context for audiences to find the commonalties between these works.”

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Photo by Corey Hayes

Photo by Corey Hayes

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 at 7pm
National Sawdust
80 North 6th Street | Brooklyn, NY

Tickets: $29 in advance, $34 at the door at
646.779.8455 or www.nationalsawdust.org

“a blend of polished dexterity and genteel, old-world charm” – WQXR

Russian-American violinist Yevgeny Kutik, known for his “dark-hued tone and razor-sharp technique” (The New York Times) and pianist/composer Timo Andres perform selections from Kutik’s new album, Words Fail, out October 28 on Marquis Classics. The program includes two of Mendelssohn’s Songs without Words, plus the New York premiere of Andres’ Words Fail and the world premiere of Michael Gandolfi’s Arioso Doloroso/Estatico, which were both commissioned by Kutik for the album. The Washington Post reviewed the premiere of Andres’ new work last season, writing, “From a descending lament, the work slowly gathers power through overlapping variations, becoming darker, more ambiguous and more complex before building to a soaring climax. Kutik and Andres gave a persuasive, deeply thoughtful reading to this involving new work.”

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October 22nd @ 8pm

West Park Presbyterian Church – 165 W 86th Street, NYC

Tickets $15 at door; $10 in advance

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On October 22nd, Composers Concordance presents ‘All About Spain,’ a concert featuring new, flamenco-inspired music and dance at West Park Presbyterian Church on Manhattan’s Upper West Side. CompCord String Orchestra will perform with guests including dancer Sonia Olla and singer Ismael Fernández, who are known for bridging the culture of flamenco between Spain and New York City, in the premiere of ‘El Paseo,’ composed for orchestra by the third-generation master flamenco guitarist Pedro Cortes. Violinist Miranda Cuckson, an “electric interpreter of new music,” will premiere ‘Al-Andaluz’ by Dave Soldier. Scott Jackson Wiley will conduct music written for the occasion by composers Dan Cooper, Pedro Cortes, Eleanor Cory, Masatora Goya, Peter Jarvis, Debra Kaye, Daniel Palkowski, Gene Pritsker, and David Saperstein.

Staying in rotation for thirty-two years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.

“For the past 30 years, Composers Concordance has been a booster for local composers, through both its concerts across the city and a record label.” –The Wall Street Journal. “Enterprising new music organization” –The New York Times. “The Composers Concordance folks are unpredictable and at times refreshingly irreverent in a reverent sort of way….ingenious fun” –Classical-Modern Music Review. “Edgy…boisterous…demanding our attention” –San Diego Story. “These men and women are creating exciting music with elements of jazz, world music and many experimental techniques blended with equal parts classical tradition and playing techniques.” –Asbury Park Press. “There is considerable evidence to show that Composers Concordance may be one of the most exciting labels in American contemporary music. –JazzdaGama. 

PRESS:

for more information, please contact:

Composers Concordance

(646) 522-9442

info@composersconcordance.com 

http://www.composersconcordance.com 

http://composersconcordance.wix.com/2016-17-season  

DIRECTIONS:

West Park Presbyterian Church is located on 86th street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues.

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November 8th, 7pm
(Le) Poisson Rouge
158 Bleecker St, New York

Doors Open: 6:00PM
Event Ticket: $15 / $20
Day of Show: $20 / $25
http://lpr.com/lpr_events/trump-theatrical-concerto-gene-pritsker-november-8th-2016/

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Composers Concordance Presents
– TRUMP –
A Theatrical Concerto by Gene Pritsker

Philippe Quint – violin,
Absolute Ensemble, Kristjan Jarvi – conductor,
Charles Coleman – baritone,
Sharon Harms – soprano,
Anya Migdal – actress, Mark Kostabi – actor,
Gene Pritsker – Di.J., Graham Elliot – VJ,
On election day, Composers Concordance presents a new Theatrical Concerto by Gene Pritsker, written for violinist Philippe Quint, that explores the insanity which has creeped into our political system causing the most unprecedented election in US history. The composition is not an opera  but an artistic look at one of todays most polarizing figures and his political ambitions. Musical interpretations of his most outrageous statements, his relationships and ideas. The solo violinist in this theatrical concerto plays the part of the Devil, who is responsible for all of Trumps bizarre outbursts. The composition is a new genre that brings traditional violin concerto into the realm of theater.

After the show stick around for drinks and watch the election unfold on a  big screen at LPR.

A Di.J. (digital jockey) spins audio samples of Trumps words, a baritone  plays the role of Trump as various singers and actors are cast in roles including  Melania Trump, Ivanka Trump and Thomas Jefferson. The musicians of the Absolute Ensemble are cast in the role of the general public, his supporters and opponents. The 45 minute piece delves into the mind set of this character, not unlike Sir Peter Maxwell Davies’s ‘8 Songs for a Mad King’ delved into the mind set of King George III.

 
BIOS:
Composer/guitarist/rapper/Di.J. Gene Pritsker has written over five hundred ninety compositions, including chamber operas, orchestral and chamber works, electro-acoustic music and songs for hip-hop and rock ensembles. All of his compositions employ an eclectic spectrum of styles and are influenced by his studies of various musical cultures. He is the founder and leader of the eclectic ensemble: Sound Liberation, as well as being the co-director of Composers Concordance and co founder of Absolute Ensemble. Gene’s music has been performed all over the world at various festivals and by many ensembles and performers. The New York Times described him as “…audacious…multitalented.”
www.genepritsker.com

Lauded by Daily Telegraph(UK) for his “searingly poetic lyricism” celebrated Russian born – American violinist Philippe Quint is carving an unconventional path with his impassioned musical desire for reimagining traditional works, rediscovering neglected repertoire and commissioning works by contemporary composers.  Receiving multiple Grammy nominations for his two albums of Korngold and William Schuman Concertos, Quint is in constant demand with major orchestras worldwide in recent seasons appearing with Chicago Symphony and London Philharmonic. Quint earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Juilliard and plays the magnificent 1708 “Ruby” Antonio Stradivari violin on loan to him through the generous efforts of The Stradivari Society®.

Kristjan Järvi has “earned a reputation as one of the canniest, and most innovative, programmers on the classical scene.” (Reuters) Curating and conducting his original, genre-fusing projects and festivals with an individual approach and style, his concerts have been proclaimed a “life-enhancing experience.” (Herald Scotland). He brings his pioneering ideas to life with his four ensembles: as Music Director of the MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra and the Gstaad Festival Orchestra, as creator of his New York-based classical-hip-hop-jazz band Absolute Ensemble and as founder and Music Director of the Baltic Sea Philharmonic.

Absolute Ensemble is a multi-disciplinary electro-acoustic chamber band based in New York City. Created in 1993 by Conductor Kristjan Järvi & composer Gene Pritsker, Absolute Ensemble has 18 key players hailing from across the Globe (Japan, Estonia, Australia, New Zealand, Switzerland, Holland, Bulgaria, Canada and the USA). Järvi’s uncanny prescience for the future of classical music led him to create the band that the American Record Guide claims “may well be the most alluring and virtuosic of today’s new music groups.” An ebullient student term papers mix of jazz, classical and world music played with virtuosic flair, each project is created by the group from start to finish, drawing from their rich portfolios as composers, performers and improvisers.

Staying in rotation for thirty two years in NYC is a rare feat. In the case of a new music presenting organization, it requires not only diligence and cognizance of achievements of the past, but also an ethic of keeping one’s ear to the ground for emerging stylistic and technological developments, as well as talented new composers on the scene. Composers Concordance strives to present contemporary music in innovative ways, with an emphasis on thematic programming. It has also created a record label, Composers Concordance Records, with distribution by Naxos. Directors Gene Pritsker and Dan Cooper co-curate the programs, and lead the CompCord Ensemble, Chamber Orchestra, String Orchestra, and Big Band. Associate Directors are Milica Paranosic, Peter Jarvis, Svjetlana Bukvich, and Melissa Grey. Composers Concordance’s overriding vision is to promote contemporary music, composers, and new works as a rightful and respected part of society. Good music, performed and recorded well, pushing the boundaries of sound and composition.
PRESS: for more information, please contact:
Composers Concordance
(646) 522-9442
info@composersconcordance.com
http://www.composersconcordance.com
http://composersconcordance.wix.com/2015-16-season
Composers Concordance Records

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SOLILOQUY @ Bone Up Brewing

Heralded as Boston’s Best Buzzworthy Concert Series of 2016 by the Improper Bostonian, Original Gravity produces sell-out concert events that harmonize modern music with the artistry of local craft breweries.

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Harpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani Leads Baroque Conversations Concert

Harpsichord Virtuoso Mahan Esfahani Leads Baroque Conversations Concert

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) opens its five-concert Baroque Conversations series with an evening led by harpsichord virtuoso Mahan Esfahani, recently named LACO’s first-ever Baroque Conversations Artistic Partner, on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.  Featuring works for solo harpsichord as well as harpsichord and strings, the program explores the music of Berlin in the 1740s and 1750s and includes Janitsch’s Quadro in G minor for Harpsichord and Strings, “O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden:”; WF Bach’s Sonata in D major for Solo Harpsichord; and Benda’s Concerto in G minor for Harpsichord and Strings; and CPE Bach’s Sonata in B minor for Violin and Harpsichord.  Joining Esfahani, lauded for his “soulful flair,” (The New York Times), are Jason Yoshida, theorbo, and LACO musicians Margaret Batjer, concertmaster; Tereza Stanislav, assistant concertmaster; Rolan Kato, viola; and Andrew Shulman, principal cello.  To conclude the concert, Esfahani engages the audience in a Q&A.  A complimentary wine reception for all ticket holders begins at 6:30 pm.

 

Esfahani, who made his LACO debut last season and is in demand around the globe, has been hailed as “one of today’s most thrilling harpsichordists” (Gramophone) and proclaimed a “superstar whose musicianship, imagination, virtuosity, cultural breadth and charisma far transcends the ivory tower in which the harpsichord has traditionally been placed” (The Times).  Since making his London debut in 2009, he has worked tirelessly to establish the harpsichord in the mainstream of concert instruments in classical and contemporary repertoire, including giving the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC Proms in 2011.  This concert marks Esfahani’s first appearance in his new role as LACO’s first Baroque Conversations Artistic Partner, which covers a three-year period through the 2018-19 season.  He plans to explore the Baroque music of London and Venice in subsequent seasons.  During the residency, Esfahani will also be featured in recitals and discussions offered free to the community outside the traditional concert hall.  Esfahani’s LACO residency is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

 

The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period.   The second Baroque Conversations program, on November 3, features LACO Principal Keyboard Patricia Mabee on harpsichord, and special guest Curtis Berak on hurdy gurdy performing works by Rameau, Bach, Telemann, Chèdeville, Lully and Corrette.  Baroque Conversations is generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.

 

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

 

Single tickets for the concert on October 6 (beginning at $57) and subscriptions to all five Baroque Conversations concerts ($265) are available online at laco.org, or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001.  Single tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.  Baroque Conversations five-concert subscriptions are available for $265.  Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more.  College students may purchase student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office an hour before the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.

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Pittance Chamber Music

Pittance Chamber Music

First Concert of the Season takes place on October 9, 2016

Special Guests include Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artists Summer Hassan, Soprano and Theo Hoffman, Baritone, and

L.A. Opera Richard Seaver Music Director, James Conlon

 


Pittance Chamber Music announces 2016/17 season with three unique concerts featuring members of the Grammy Award-winning Los Angeles Opera Orchestra: October 9, 2016, 3pm at the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall in the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion; February 3, 2017, 8pm at Zipper Hall, The Colburn School; and March 26, 2017, 3pm, returning to the Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall. Special guests include Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artists Summer Hassan, soprano and Theo Hoffman, baritone, and Los Angeles Opera Richard Seaver Music Director, conductor James Conlon.
Pittance Chamber Music was created in 2013 with the idea of raising up the extraordinary yet invisible artists from the pit of the Los Angeles Opera to the stage to perform in small ensembles, hence the name Pittance.  Since 2013 the ranks of Pittance have been expanded to include members of the Los Angeles Opera Chorus and the Domingo Colburn Stein Young Artists.
Lisa Sutton, Pittance Chamber Music founder and Artistic Director, is also the Assistant Concertmaster of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra.  Says Sutton, “We hope to personalize opera by creating a more intimate view of the resident artists who are the heart and soul of the Los Angeles Opera company.  We have all worked together for many years and we are like family – it’s a natural fit, and a lot of fun.  The concerts tend to be informal and user-friendly.  Our host, actor Miguel Perez, engages the crowd with brief historical notes and anecdotes, steering clear of deadly ‘music theory’ rhetoric.  Also, our audiences love the variety of repertoire, which is the benefit of having a full orchestra as well as vocalists in our talent pool.”
Tickets for an individual concert: $35; $20 for seniors; $10 for students with valid ID. A Season Subscription to attend all three concerts is $90; $50 for seniors; and $25 for students. Tickets are available online at PittanceChamberMusic.org, or at the venue on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.


CONCERTS:

 

1-
Sunday, October 9, 2016, 3 pm
Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

 

Members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra*

 

Special guest: Summer Hassan, soprano

Mozart Clarinet Quintet in A major, K. 581
Mozart “L’amero saro costante”

Chausson Chanson Perpetuelle
Dohnanyi Sextet, Op. 37

 

2-
Friday, February 3, 2017, 8 pm
Zipper Hall, The Colburn School

 

Members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra*

 

Special guest: James Conlon, conductor

Mozart Serenade No. 10 in B flat (“Gran Partita”)
Mendlessohn Octet in E flat, Op. 20

 

3-
Sunday, March 26, 2017, 3 pm
Eva and Marc Stern Grand Hall, Dorothy Chandler Pavilion

 

Members of the Los Angeles Opera Orchestra*

 

Special guest: Theo Hoffman, baritone

Elgar Music for Woodwind Quintet
Britten Folk Songs
Barber “Dover Beach”
Korngold “Tanzlied des Pierrot”

Korngold Sextet for Strings, Op. 10
TICKET PRICES:

Individual concerts: $35 general admission; $20 seniors; $10 students with valid ID
Season Subscription (All three concerts): $90; $50 seniors; $25 students with valid ID

 

TICKETS/INFORMATION:  www.PittanceChamberMusic.org

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Contemporary Insights presents a program of recent instrumental and vocal chamber music by composer and oboist Sky Macklay. Pieces include Macklay’s chamber opera Why We Bleed, a battle of wills between a uterus and a zygote, aggressive oboe pieces such as Macklay’s Doppelgänger III for two oboes and keyboard and Lucie Vítková’s Visable for oboe and accordion, and Macklay’s structuralist process-pieces FastLowHighSlow for two violins and piano four-hands and Lessina, Levlen, Levlite, Levora for speaking violinist and electronics. The concert features heavy-hitting contemporary music performers such as singers Lucy Dhegrae and Jennifer Goode Cooper, violinist Josh Modney and pianist Jacob Greenberg of ICE, and many more.

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Accordionist, composer and “trailblazing virtuoso”, Guy Klucevsek performs his most recent compositions at Spectrum (121 Ludlow, NYC) on Saturday, October 1 at 9 pm. Klucevsek’s program features his tributes to those who have inspired him, including the composers Astor Piazzolla, Erik Satie, Nino Rota, and Kurt Weill, among others. For this performance, part of John King’s “Born into Flames” series, Klucevsek is joined by Todd Reynolds, violin, Kamala Sankaram, soprano voice, and the pianist Phillip Bush.
The program highlights selections from Guy Klucevsek’s forthcoming CD on the Starkland label, “Teetering on the Verge of Normalcy”, to be released on September 30, 2016. “Friendship and tributes bind this album together,” Sarah Cahill writes in the CD’s Introduction.  “Compared to his previous work, this heartfelt album has an especially elegiac quality, informed by the loss of comrades and colleagues.” Musicians on the album include Todd Reynolds and Kamala Sankaram, who will be joining Guy in performace at Spectrum, along with pianist Alan Bern.
General admission is $15, students and seniors are $10.
Saturday, October 1, 2016, 9:00 pm
Spectrum
121 Ludlow St, #2
New York, NY 10002

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Movses Pogosian

Movses Pogosian

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), one of the nation’s premier orchestras and a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions, presents a program of musical contrasts to open its 2016-17 season, its final under the leadership of esteemed Music Director Jeffrey Kahane, who steps down at the end of the season.  On Saturday, September 24, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, Glendale, and Sunday, September 25, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall, Kahane conducts Beethoven’s ecstatic Symphony No. 7, Mozart’s radiant Exsultate, jubilate: “Alleluia” with soprano Joélle Harvey and Bach’s joyous Cantata No. 51, “Jauchzet Gott in allen Landen,” featuring Harvey and LACO Principal Trumpet David Washburn.  These masterpieces are juxtaposed with the somber but transcendent Violin Concerto No. 2, “Four Serious Songs,” by Tigran Mansurian, widely considered the world’s greatest living Armenian composer, featuring Armenian-born violinist Movses Pogossian, winner of the 1986 Tchaikovsky Competition, who regularly collaborates with Mansurian.

The concert also marks LACO Principal Viola Roland Kato’s final performance with the Orchestra.  He is retiring 40 years after making his first appearance with the Orchestra under the baton of Sir Neville Marriner.  Appointed Principal Viola in 1987, the internationally acclaimed viola recitalist and soloist is described as “a brilliant virtuoso, playing with the perfect combination of energy and eloquence” (Los Angeles Times).  Kato has also held the principal position in the LA Opera Orchestra, the Pasadena Symphony, the California Chamber Symphony and the Pasadena Chamber Orchestra.  A sought-after chamber musician as well, he has been featured in numerous chamber series in Los Angeles and has appeared as a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and has performed with the New York New Music Ensemble.  Kato produced the first-ever recording of Telemann’s Quatrième livre de quatuors, a collection of chamber pieces performed on period instruments, which earned a Grammy nomination.  In addition, his arrangements and transcriptions have been performed worldwide.

Pogossian, heralded for his “enormous skill and conviction” (Boston Globe), is the youngest-ever first-prize winner of the USSR National Violin Competition and artistic director of the critically acclaimed Dilijan Chamber Music Series.  After making his American debut in 1990 with the Boston Pops, he has performed around the globe with members of the Tokyo, Kronos and Brentano string quartets and such artists as Kim Kashkashian, Jeremy Denk and Lynn Harrell.  Passionately committed to new music, Pogossian has premiered more than 50 works, and his recent release of Complete Works for Violin by Stefan Wolpe was named one of the top ten contemporary records of 2015 by The Sunday Times (UK).  He is Professor of Violin at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music, and participates in the Music for Food project, which uses music to raise awareness about global hunger.  Pogossian also serves as LACO guest artist-in-residence this fall.  Activities of his residence include a masterclass with members of the Glendale Youth Orchestra and Verdugo Young Musicians Association, and other special community concerts and events planned in conjunction with Glendale Arts.  Pogossian’s residency with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

Harvey, “a soprano of uncommon talent” (San Jose Mercury News) whose voice has been hailed as “crystalline” (The Boston Globe) and “lovely” (Washington Post), is recognized as one of the most promising young talents of her generation.  She has appeared with the Royal Opera, Covent Garden; the Killkenny Festival; Handel & Haydn; San Francisco and Dallas symphonies; Utah Opera; New York and Los Angeles philharmonics; and Cleveland Orchestra, among others.
Washburn, praised for “impeccable trumpet playing” (San Francisco Classical Voice) that is “agile and precise” (The New York Times), in addition to serving as LACO principal trumpet, is associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra and principal trumpet with the California Philharmonic.  Active in the recording industry, he has numerous motion picture soundtracks to his credit, including Avatar, A Beautiful Mind, Windtalkers, A Perfect Storm, Titanic and Deep Impact.  Washburn has been a featured soloist with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Lincoln Center Chamber Music Society and the Santa Fe, La Jolla and Music@Menlo chamber music festivals.  Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist.

Concert Preludes, pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and free for ticket holders, provide insights into the program’s music and artists.  Following the performance, ticket holders are invited to mingle with LACO musicians in the lobby at an after-party, which includes complimentary drinks and appetizers.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” by Public Radio International, has established itself among the world’s top musical ensembles.  Since 1997, LACO has performed under the baton of acclaimed conductor and pianist Jeffrey Kahane, hailed by critics as “visionary” and a conductor with “effortless musicality and extraordinary communicative gifts.”  Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra maintains its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers.

Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Tickets, starting at $27, are on sale now and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001.  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 student rush tickets ($12), based on availability, at the box office the day of the concert.  Also available for college students is the $30 “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” – good for all eight of LACO’s Orchestral Series concerts, five Baroque Conversations and three Westside Connections series concerts.

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