Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Presents A Many Splendored Thing
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An all-star lineup takes the stage at the Greek to perform the futuristic, synth-heavy electronic music of elusive Nigerian artist William Onyeabor. Onyeabor self-released eight nearly impossible-to-find albums between 1978 and 1985 in Nigeria, but after becoming a born-again Christian turned his back on his work and refused to speak about it for nearly three decades. Last year, after a five-year odyssey to track down Onyeabor and secure his permission to release his music, the Luaka Bop label issued World Psychedelic Classics 5: Who Is William Onyeabor? The album was named one of Time magazine's top ten albums of the year and Pitchfork's Best Reissue of the Year 2013. Even now, after the album's enormous success, the artist's life story remains a mystery -- and he seems content to keep it that way. The show features David Byrne, Alexis Taylor (Hot Chip), Pat Mahoney (LCD Soundsystem), Kele Okereke (Bloc Party), the legendary Lijadu Sisters of Nigeria in their first live performance in 30 years, Money Mark, Joshua Redman and Sinkane. The evening begins with a DJ set by special guest Wooden Wisdom (Elijah Wood & Zach Cowie). Learn More
Quotes & Highlights
“His playing consistently engages the attention, because of his sweet, strong sound, his tremendous attention to artistic detail and his total mastery of the concerto.” —Seattle Times
Drop in on a lively discussion between Socrates and his followers on the nature of love. Comic, ethereal, purely scientific, rapturous and all-powerful, Bernstein captures every nuance of the debate described in Plato’s Symposium. A violin concerto in all but name, the Serenade is the perfect showcase for celebrated star Cho-Liang Lin. LACO’s own Susan Greenberg, known for her “panache and musical projection,” (LA Times) sets the tone with a sparkling exploration of the piccolo, flute and alto flute written for her by Hollywood-based Gernot Wolfgang. The concert concludes with the gorgeous Schumann symphony that has been called “a miracle of the human spirit.”
- Gernot Wolfgang – CONTINUUM IV- Cascades
- Bernstein – Serenade for Violin & Orchestra
- Schumann – Symphony No. 2 in C major
- Jeffrey Kahane – Conductor
- Susan Greenberg – Flute, alto flute, & piccolo
- Cho-Liang Lin – Violin
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.