Monday, July 1, 2013

LA Chamber Orchestra launches season Sept. 21 and 22

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra launches its 2013-14 season with "Beethoven, Mozart, Lutosławski & Kodály," a dynamic program brimming with inventiveness conducted by Music Director Jeffrey Kahane and featuring 2012 Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Benjamin Beilman, a 24-year-old “phenom” (PBS) with “handsome technique” (The New York Times), performing Mozart’s deeply imaginative and charismatic Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, “Turkish,” K. 219.  Opening the program is Beethoven’s Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra, Wo0 14, composed after he studied the art of writing public dance music with Haydn and far-reaching fragments of which appear in some of the composer’s later great masterworks.  The program concludes with two works rooted in the 20th Century, and Kodály’s masterful and deeply personal Dances of Galánta, rich in folk melodies that reflect the composer’s idyllic childhood in Galánta, and Lutosławski’s Chain 2, the title of which is based on a new type of musical form the preeminent Polish composer, born 100 years ago, created consisting of two structurally independent strands linked together like chains.  Beilman is also the featured soloist on Chain 2.

Saturday, September 21, 8 pm, Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena;
Sunday, September 22, 7 pm, UCLA’s Royce Hall)

Tickets start at $25.  For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2013-14 season or to order tickets, please call 213 622 7001, or visit

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