Live Baroque Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Valley Performing Arts Center

By Don Heckman Northridge, CA.  It’s been a week since the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presented an entrancing evening of Baroque music at the Valley Performing Arts Center last Sunday. Traveling plans for the week delayed my review. But I don’t want to miss the opportunity to offer a few thoughts about LACO’s creative comfort… Read More Live Baroque Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Valley Performing Arts Center

Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman Los Angeles CA. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra can always be counted on to deliver an evening of rich musicality. And Sunday night’s performance at Royce Hall in Westwood was no exception. The headline event in a rich program was Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. But, typically, LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane also… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

Live Music: “Stradivarius Fiddlefest” by members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Broad Stage

by Don Heckman Santa Monica, CA. The opportunity to hear an actual Stradivarius violin in action is the sort of rare musical event that would be a delight to most classical music fans. But the opportunity to hear five of the legendary instruments, played by a group of superb violinists from the Los Angeles Chamber… Read More Live Music: “Stradivarius Fiddlefest” by members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Broad Stage

Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman Always eager to display their fascination with a far-ranging selection of music, the skilled players of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra once again showcased their remarkable versatility Sunday night in a CAP UCLA concert at Royce Hall. The program reached across more than two centuries, from Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at Royce Hall

Picks of the Week: March 6 – 11

By Don Heckman Los Angeles – Mar. 6. (Tues.)  John Pisano’s “Guitar Night.” Pisano takes his ever-entertaining, ever-popular  “Guitar Night” to a new venue.  To celebrate the move, the featured guest is veteran guitarist Mundell Lowe.  Lucy’s 51. Toluca Lake.  (818) 763-5200. Mar. 6. (Tues.)  The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet.  Guitarist Bergara and his crew bring… Read More Picks of the Week: March 6 – 11