Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Two-Show Package at the Alex
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The last date listed for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Two-Show Package was Saturday December 10, 2011 / 8:00pm (Plus January 21 at 8:00pm -).
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Experience the life of a Hollywood icon as the historic Alex Theatre hosts Loretta Young's 100th birthday gala. A paragon of grace and beauty, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning actress stole Clark Gable's heart and advanced women's status in entertainment by becoming the longest-running female host of a prime-time television show with The Loretta Young Show. Leading lady of such films as The Farmer's Daughter, The Bishop's Wife and The Stranger, Young shared the screen with such greats as Cary Grant, Orson Welles and Joseph Cotton. Young's son and daughter will be on hand, along with celebrity friends, to take the audience on a journey through the star's life. Movie clips, conversations, testimonies, dramatizations and an exclusive exhibit of Young's famous dresses and cherished possessions will bring this Hollywood legend to life. Learn More
December 10, 2011: Reflections
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Ravel: Le tombeau de Couperin
Tchaikovsky: Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, Op. 33
Thomas Ades: Three Studies from Couperin
Respighi: Gli uccelli (The Birds)
Tchaikovsky, Ravel, Respighi and Thomas Adès each drew upon the music of the Baroque to create new compositions of stunning breadth and beauty. Jeffrey Kahane demonstrates his mastery of the chamber orchestra canon, an eclectic program featuring four works that reflect 17th and 18th century musical sensibilities. Internationally acclaimed soloist Ralph Kirshbaum joins LACO for Tchaikovsky’s elegant Variations on a Rococo Theme for Cello and Orchestra, a prelude to the Orchestra’s participation in the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival which launches in Los Angeles in March 2012 under Kirshbaum’s artistic direction.
January 21, 2012: Mozart (Mostly)
Andrew Shulman, conductor
Nigel Armstrong, violin
Mozart: Symphony No. 29 in A major, K. 201
Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K. 216
Walton: Sonata for Strings
Mozart completed his Symphony No. 29, characterized as a “combination of an intimate, chamber music style with a still fiery and impulsive manner,” (Stanley Sadie) at the age of 18 and his Violin Concerto No. 3 a year later. Barely in his twenties, violinist Nigel Armstrong, a recent graduate of The Colburn School’s Conservatory of Music, is hailed by music director Jeffrey Kahane as “a phenomenal talent…who will be making a big mark on the music world.”
Directing this display of youthful brilliance is LACO’s multi-faceted principal cello Andrew Shulman, who also maintains a thriving conducting career. Following appearances with such venerable ensembles as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields and Sweden’s Jönköping Orchestra, Shulman makes his LACO conducting debut with this program.
The evening concludes with a virtuosic gem by the British composer William Walton, who also wrote the coronation march for King George VI, the monarch popularized in the Academy Award-winning film The King’s Speech.
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.