Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: Beethoven's Symphony No. 6 "Pastoral", Plus Handel, World Premiere
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Gipsy Kings, featuring Nicolas Reyes and Tonino Baliardo, return to the Greek Theatre to celebrate their 25th anniversary under the stars in L.A. Already an international hit, the Gipsy Kings burst onto the American music scene with their 1989 self-titled album release. The Gipsy Kings introduced millions of U.S. listeners to the band's unique, irresistible blend of traditional flamenco styles with Western pop and Latin rhythms. Since then, the band has toured virtually non-stop, to the farthest-flung corners of the planet, and sold almost twenty million albums, all the while retaining the same line-up of virtuoso musicians. Their music has been featured on television in such diverse projects as Dancing With the Stars, Entourage and movies such as Toy Story 3, Fearless and The Big Lebowski. The Gipsy Kings' most recent album Savor Flamenco won a 2014 Grammy for Best World Music Album. Expect to hear songs from Savor Flamenco as well as old favorites in this exciting outdoor show. The opening act is Ole' Noys, the sons of the Gipsy Kings' Tonino Baliardo and Nicolas Reyes. 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.