Venue Details

301 Star Starred
Alex Theatre
between Wilson and California 216 N. Brand Blvd. Glendale, CA 91203
818-243-2539
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 2 members
Review from dan rosen

It was great.

reviewed May 17 2008 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

“(Puts’ compositions are) inventive, clever, haunting and poetic.” —Los Angeles Times
“(Puts is) exhilarating and compelling” —New York Times

Description

  • 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.”

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