Thursday, September 29, 2011

LA Chamber Orchestra to broadcast concerts


Taped Broadcasts Run Sundays, 4-6 p.m.,
through November 13, 2011

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) and Classical KUSC 91.5 FM have partnered for an eight-week broadcast series that features concerts from LACO’s 2010-11 Orchestral Series at the Alex Theatre and UCLA’s Royce Hall as well as its Baroque Conversations series at Zipper Concert Hall. The weekly two-hour broadcasts, designed to showcase the exceptional artistry of LACO and its musicians, run Sundays, 4-6 p.m., through November 13, 2011. Hosted by KUSC’s Alan Chapman, the broadcast is supported, in part, by the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors through the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and by the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs.

The series began September 25 with a program conducted by Julian Kuerti, featuring Leila Josefowicz, violin, and works by Mendelssohn, Prokofiev, Pierre Jalbert and Haydn. On October 2, featured artists are conductor Michael Stern and two LACO principals, Joshua Ranz, clarinet, and Andrew Shulman, cello, with the Orchestra displaying its versatility in Wolf, Schumann, Kellogg and Golijov. The October 9 broadcast spotlights as conductor and pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn and works by Mozart, Lutoslawski and Haydn. LACO’s acclaimed Baroque Conversations series, exploring the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period, is showcased on the October 16 broadcast. Conductor Louis Langrée and pianist Lise de la Salle are featured in a program of Ravel, Saint-Saëns and Beethoven on October 23. LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane leads an all-Bach concert broadcast on October 30 with guest artist Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano. Kahane conducts Jon Kimura Parker, piano, in Beethoven’s “Emperor,” as well as works by John Harbison and Dvorák on November 6. The broadcast series concludes November 13 with a program of Mendelssohn, Derek Bermel and Mozart led by Kahane, who is also featured on piano, with guest soloists Margaret Batjer, LACO’s concertmaster, and vocalist Luciana Souza. (A full list of programs to be broadcast is included below.)

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Sunday, October 2, 2011, 4 p.m.
Michael Stern, conductor
Joshua Ranz, clarinet
Andrew Shulman, cello
“Spotlight on LACO”
AARON COPLAND Clarinet Concerto
HUGO WOLF Italian Serenade
ROBERT SCHUMANN Cello Concerto in A minor, Op. 129
Performed December 11, 2010 at Alex Theatre and December 12, 2010 at Royce Hall

Sunday, October 9, 2011, 4 p.m.
Ignat Solzhenitsyn, conductor & piano
“Haydn's Drum Roll”
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20 in D minor, K. 466
WITOLD LUTOSLAWSKI Musique funèbre (“Funeral Music”)
FRANZ JOSEPH HAYDN Symphony No. 103 in E-flat major, “Drum Roll”
Performed January 22, 2011 at Alex Theatre and January 23, 2011 at Royce Hall

Sunday, October 16, 2011 at 4 p.m.
“Highlights of Baroque Conversations”
Performed December 9, 2010; January 27, 2011; February 17, 2011; March 10, 2011; March 31, 2011, at Zipper Concert Hall

Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 4 p.m.
Louis Langrée, conductor
Lise de la Salle, piano
“French Connection”
MAURICE RAVEL Pavane pour une infante défunte (“Pavane for a Dead Princess”)
CAMILLE SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 22
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 36
Performed February 26, 2011 at Alex Theatre and February 27, 2011 at Royce Hall

Sunday, October 30, 2011 at 4 p.m.
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & keyboard
Sasha Cooke, mezzo-soprano
“Bach's Birthday”
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 6 in F major, BWV 1057
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Cantata 170, “Vergnügte Ruh, beliebte Seelenlust” (“Contented rest, beloved soul’s desire”), BWV 170
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH “Erbarme dich, mein Gott” (“Have mercy, my God”) from St. Matthew Passion, BWV 244
JOHANN SEBASTIAN BACH Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068
Performed March 19, 2011 at Alex Theatre and March 20, 2011, at Royce Hall

Sunday, November 6, 2011 at 4 p.m.
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Jon Kimura Parker, piano
“Beethoven's Emperor”
JOHN HARBISON Gli accordi più usati (“The Most Often Used Chords”)
ANTONÍN DVORÁK Serenade in E major for Strings, Op. 22
LUDWIG VAN BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major, Op. 73, “Emperor”
Performed April 16, 2011, at Alex Theatre and April 17, 2011, at Royce Hall

Sunday, November 13, 2011 at 4 p.m.
Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano
Margaret Batjer, violin
Luciana Souza, voice
“Mozart's Prague”
FELIX MENDELSSOHN Concerto in D minor for Violin and Piano
DEREK BERMEL Mar de Setembro (“September Sea”) - Sound Investment commission (world premiere)
WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART Symphony No. 38 in D major, K. 504, “Prague”
Performed May 14, 2011, at Alex Theatre and May 15, 2011, at Royce Hall

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