Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral", Plus Handel, World Premiere
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The last date listed for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral" and World Premiere was Saturday May 17, 2008 / 8:00pm.
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One of Alfred Hitchcock's best and one of the all-time great films, Rear Window comes to the beautiful historic Alex Theatre for a special 60th anniversary screening. When a broken leg leaves him wheelchair bound in his New York apartment, news photographer James Stewart passes the time by observing his neighbors -- and begins to believe one of them (Raymond Burr) may have murdered his wife. Aided by his fashionable high-society girlfriend (Grace Kelly) and his wisecracking no-nonsense nurse (Thelma Ritter), Stewart sets out to get to the bottom of the mystery. Included in two of AFI's "Top 100" lists, Rear Window captures the Master of Suspense at the top of his game. Learn More
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Featured review from Victor B.Red Velvet
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Again, the L.A. Chamber Orchestra put on an excellent concert. The premier of the Puts Piano Concerto was interesting although not a piece of music I would be interested in hearing again. On the other hand the Beethoven 6th Symphony was very, very good.
Quotes & Highlights
“(Puts’ compositions are) inventive, clever, haunting and poetic.” —Los Angeles Times
“(Puts is) exhilarating and compelling” —New York Times
- Handel Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 9
- Puts Night, Sound Investment commission (World Premiere)
- Beethoven Symphony No. 6 in F major, “Pastoral”
Be there when Jeffrey Kahane premieres the first-ever concerto written specifically for him to play and conduct from the piano. The Handel, led by Margaret Batjer, showcases the versatility and range of the orchestra’s strings, and Beethoven’s beloved “Pastoral” Symphony brings LACO’s season to a joyful close.
Kevin Puts, hailed as “one of the best young composers in America,” is the 2007-08 Sound Investment composer. He describes his sound as “pictorial or evocative” and his style as “Neo-Romantic with elements of minimalism.”
Puts says that he has watched Jeffrey Kahane work with orchestras, especially as a soloist-conductor, and he is excited about writing a piece especially for that dual role. “Jeffrey Kahane has this way of bringing everybody together…he reaches out to the players…for Jeff, it’s not about this power trip, being a conductor, it has only to do with making music.”
About the Ticket Supplier: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
The members of LACO are among the very best musicians in Los Angeles. Most play in film studios, teach and/or perform as soloists with orchestras and chamber ensembles all over the world.