August 28, 2014

Beethoven’s “Eroica”at LACO’s Annual Discover Concert, Feb. 22

 

PHOTO BY MICHAEL BURKE

Beethoven’s “Eroica”at LACO’s Annual Discover Concert, Feb. 22

LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical “tour guide” for LACO’s annual Discover program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, “Eroica,” on Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., at Pasadena’s historic Ambassador Auditorium.

The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding and appreciation of a musical touchstone that forever changed the nature of the symphony and to help them hear the work with “new ears.” Kahane begins by discussing how Beethoven's innovative tour de force revolutionized the symphony form, illustrated by the Orchestra. After intermission, he conducts a performance of the full work, followed by a Q & A with the audience. Kahane, lauded for his "eloquence," explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert.

According to LA Opening Nights, “Some conductors are born educators and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.”

LACO’s Outreach Programs—Meet the Music, Community Partners, Campus to Concert Hall and the LACO/USC Thornton Strings Mentorship Program—reach thousands of young people ­annually, nurturing future musicians and composers, as well as inspiring a love of classical music.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) has established itself among the world's top musical ensembles.

Under Kahane’s leadership, the Orchestra has maintained its status as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and a champion of contemporary composers since 1997.

During its 45-year history, the Orchestra has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan,has performed across North America and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. Headquartered in downtown Los Angeles, LACO presents its Orchestral Series on Saturdays either at Pasadena’s Ambassador Auditorium or Glendale’s Alex Theatre and on Sundays at UCLA’s Royce Hall; Baroque Conversations at downtown Los Angeles’ Zipper Concert Hall; Westside Connections chamber music series, designed to illustrate the relationship between music and other artistic disciplines, at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica; and at LACO’s Discover Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, “Eroica,” with Jeffrey Kahane, conductor, piano and musical "tour guide," on Saturday, Feb. 22, 8 p.m., at the Ambassador Auditorium, 131 S. Saint John Avenue, Pasadena, CA 91123.

Tickets, starting at $25, may be purchased online at laco.org; at (213) 622-7001; or at the box office the night of the concert if tickets remain. Student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert.

Tickets are also available for college students through LACO’s “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass” ($25), good for all seven of LACO’s Orchestral Series concerts, Discover Beethoven’s Eroica and for all three Westside Connections concerts.