Salastina's season-opener centers around themes of transcendence, renewal, sublimation, and growth.

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Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706, USA

Fowler Museum, UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

USC Pacific Asia Museum

46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

Warner Henry (1938–2020) shaped classical music in Los Angeles over many decades, helping create a vibrant community of professional artists and emerging young musicians. His positivity, kindness, generosity, creativity, and collaborative spirit left an indelible mark on organizations large and small. Groups from across Southern California come together to celebrate his life and legacy, honoring a beloved member of our musical community.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

A celebrated soloist, recitalist, chamber, and orchestra musician, Demarre McGill, principal flute of the Seattle Symphony, has been praised for his “mellifluous, rounded, and beautiful” sound. He presents a dynamic program of vibrant contemporary works.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Geraldine Walther has had an illustrious career as a member of the Takács String Quartet and principal violist for the San Francisco Symphony. Now serving as Colburn’s Interim Director of Chamber Music, she performs works by Debussy, Mozart, and Beach.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Program: Sounds Genius: Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 Sounds Genius: Flute Concerto TBD Artists: HyeJin Kim, pianist Benjamin Smolen, flutist Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White, violinists Meredith Crawford, violist Yoshika Masuda, cellist Brian Lauritzen, host

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Fowler Museum, UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

USC Pacific Asia Museum

46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA

LACO is back! Jaime and the stars of LACO open the historic 2021/22 season with Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane. LACO’s first concert at Royce Hall since February of 2020 will open with Jaime on the podium and Jeff at the piano for Mozart’s colorful Piano Concerto No. 22. Beethoven’s timeless third symphony,  Eroica, rounds out this season-opening extravaganza. 

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Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA 90095

Back by popular demand: Sounds Mysterious, the musical equivalent of a blind wine-tasting.

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Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706, USA

Fowler Museum, UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

The Old Mill

1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA, USA

Award-winning musician Marc Coppey is a master of all genres, from Baroque to Contemporary. Following a successful debut at Colburn in 2017, he returns with a program of Beethoven, Brahms, and more.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Curated by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, this Baroque chamber presentation spotlights members of the Orchestra as they take center stage in this concerto-heavy program featuring the violin, oboe, flute, and harpsichord. You will also hear Joseph Haydn’s delightful first string quartet, Op. 1, No. 1. This program is offered in loving memory of Warner Henry, a champion of LACO and lover of chamber and Baroque music.

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The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108

“To be Bach or Not to be Bach” is a program of three works for violin and harpsichord that have been attributed to Johann Sebastian Bach. Their BWV catalog numbers suggest that they are original compositions by the famed composer—but are they? Performed on period instruments, this program paints a picture of the musical world in which Bach lived.

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Thayer Hall, Colburn School

200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Listen to the magic of the string orchestra in this program led by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, as it highlights quintessential works from each classical music period spanning from the Baroque era to the 20th century.

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The Broad Stage

1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States

By mid-January, LA County will have reached herd immunity together – crushing the Coronavirus in our community after two years of a concerted cooperative effort by countless good-hearted people. Jacaranda celebrates this enormous achievement with an ambitiously scaled concert at Santa Monica’s historic Barnum Hall – the fruit of the US Works Progress Administration that gave creative people work during the Depression.

 

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Barnum Hall

600 Olympic Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 90405, USA

“Celestial Suite” explores the work of five astronomers: Nicholas Copernicus, Galileo Galilee, Isaac Newton, Edwin Hubble, and Stephen Hawking. Set against visuals from real astronomical images, each movement features narrator Kyle Kremer drawing connections between music and science. Following the performance, the audience is invited to join Kyle for an informal Q&A and telescope viewing of the night sky.

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Thayer Hall, Colburn School

200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

Dynamic composer and educator Jessie Montgomery writes musical techniques that utilize layers of strumming and lightly plucking strings in her piece, Strum for string orchestra. Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante in E-Flat major then introduces LACO’s principal winds as soloists creating a union between the oboe, bassoon, clarinet, and horn. The program culminates with R. Strauss’ high spirited orchestral suite Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.

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Ambassador Auditorium

131 S St John Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA

Lauded for “providing solidly shaped music of bold mesmerizing character,” Amplify artist Nokuthula Ngwenyama is both a dynamic performer and innovative composer. She takes the Colburn stage for a concert that includes selections of her own work.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

We’re thrilled to be back in Zipper Hall for Concertmaster Margaret Batjer’s second chamber program, a string celebration of German composers featuring Mendelssohn’s fiery String Quartet in F minor and Brahms’ mesmerizing Sextet in G Major.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

Enjoy Mozart’s playful Divertimento for String Trio, viola, and cello, written on the heels of the composer’s brilliant final three symphonies. The evening comes to an end with Antonin Dvořák’s majestic Serenade for Winds, a work that features a fascinating combination of oboes, clarinets, bassoons, french horns, cello, and double bass. 

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The Broad Stage

1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States

An undisputed masterpiece without peer, Bach’s Goldberg Variations has remained one of Margaret Batjer’s favorite pieces throughout her whole life. Originally written for piano, she never had the opportunity to perform it and was elated to discover this string arrangement. While the music remains the same, Dmitry Sitkovetsky’s arrangement explores an entirely different timbre with a string ensemble. This brilliant arrangement brings an entirely different spectrum of colors and sonorities to Bach’s enduring classic.

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The Broad Stage

1310 11th Street Santa Monica, CA, 90401 United States

Principal Horn for the LA Phil and Colburn faculty member Andrew Bain is an in-demand soloist, versatile chamber musician, and passionate educator. He presents a program filled with bold brass sounds from Williams, Dvořák, and more.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

LACO returns to the Ambassador Auditorium for the LACO debut of guest conductor Roderick Cox, who has invited one of America’s finest young violinists, Randall Goosby, to join him for Mendelssohn’s beloved Violin Concerto. Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the luscious Brahms Serenade No. 2 book-end Mr. Cox’s program.

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Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ambassador Auditorium

131 S St John Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA

After the year we’ve had, we could all use a little R&R. Some deep breaths. A cathartic ugly-cry.

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Fowler Museum, UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

The Old Mill

1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA, USA

The program begins with the beautifully meditative Spiegel im Spiegel for string quartet by Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, widely known for his minimalistic musical style. Next, the world-premiere of a LACO-commissioned work for percussion and string quartet by Guggenheim Fellowship recipient Samuel Adams, with Principal Percussion Wade Culbreath as the featured soloist. The program closes with a lively masterpiece from Antonin Dvořák: Piano Quintet No. 2 in A major.

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The Huntington

1151 Oxford Rd San Marino, CA 91108

Pedja Mužijević is an adventurous pianist best known for his creative programming and innovative concert experiences. His unusual combinations of old and new music have delighted audiences around the world.

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Zipper Concert Hall

200 S Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012

JS Bach’s stubbornly challenging but supremely rewarding Easter Oratorio (1725) has never been performed in Los Angeles! One might expect such a situation with some small piece that came to light because of recent Bach scholarship, but this 40-minute companion to the 180-minute Christmas Oratorio will receive its LA premiere in 2022.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

The phrase “Here Be Dragons” means “dangerous or unexplored territories, in imitation of a medieval practice of putting illustrations of dragons, sea monsters and other mythological creatures on uncharted areas of maps where potential dangers were thought to exist.”

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Bowers Museum

2002 N Main St, Santa Ana, CA 92706, USA

Fowler Museum, UCLA

308 Charles E Young Dr N, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA

The Old Mill

1120 Old Mill Road, San Marino, CA, USA

Jaime returns for an unforgettable weekend of concerts, introducing American audiences to Franco-Serbian violin sensation Nemanja Radulović with the great Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. The program opens with the little-performed overture to Joplin’s only opera Treemonisha, and Ravel brings Mother Goose to life with the complete orchestral suite Ma mère l’Oye to close.

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Alex Theatre

216 North Brand Boulevard Glendale, California 91203

Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA 90095

Ernst Toch’s life and work are explored in historical context as pianist Makiko Hirata performs pieces in chronological order with narration from Toch’s grandson, author Lawrence Weschler. The program goes from the beginning with the Brahms and Mozart of Toch’s early days in Europe through Toch’s very last piano pieces written in Southern California in 1962.

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Thayer Hall, Colburn School

200 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012, USA

The final concert of the season opens with Jaime premiering a LACO-commissioned work from Composer-in-Residence and Artistic Advisor Ellen Reid. Then, LACO’s Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and Principal Cello Andrew Shulman perform the beloved Brahms Double Concerto for Violin and Cello, fulfilling a dream over ten years in the making for Margaret. Beethoven’s titanic fifth symphony closes the season. REID, BRAHMS + BEETHOVEN is generously underwritten by LACO’s longest-serving Board Member, Gene Shutler.

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Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa, CA, USA

Ambassador Auditorium

131 S St John Ave, Pasadena, CA, USA

Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court Los Angeles, CA 90095

Three very different elegies by Ferrucio Busoni emerged from the end of the nineteenth century as it crashed into WWI, the influenza pandemic of 1918, and the aftermath of both. Luciano Berio penned an intimate elegy of Martin Luther King that would grow to be included in Berio’s shatteringly original Sinfonia. The ultra-modernist writer James Joyce collected his love poems as “Chamber Music” and Berio set them as a quartet offering to Dallapiccola. Sequenza II for Harp abandons stereotypes and turns to electronic sounds. The four elements: water, earth, air, and fire inspire Berio to make a set within his six scintillating encores.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA

Continuing the Italian Modern theme, avant-garde composers of the nineteenth century Liszt and Paganini are represented by works that set the high water mark for virtuosity, and that inspired generations well into the twentieth century. Such virtuosity is evident in Luciano Berio’s brief Sequenza for harp, reprised from Saturday night’s concert. Folk Songs, Berio’s most popular work, was a vehicle for his then-wife Cathy Berberian’s linguistic talents It is sung in Italian, English, Armenian, French, Azerbaijani, Occitan, and Russian. Steven Vanhauwaert, piano, Movses Pogossian, violin, and Alison Bjorkedal, harp, return in solos. Mezzo-soprano Peabody Southwell returns with conductor Mark Alan Hilt and Jacaranda Chamber Ensemble to perform Folk Songs.

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First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd St, Santa Monica, CA 90401, USA