Live Classical Music: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Germany A La Carte”

By Don Heckman There are a lot of reasons for attending the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra‘s A La Carte programs. Start with the music, overflowing with classic works performed by small chamber ensembles. Add to that the elegant settings for the performances, which take place in the homes of diplomats from various parts of the… Read More Live Classical Music: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Germany A La Carte”

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Live Classical Music: Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “France A La Carte”

By Don Heckman There’s always something special about the A La Carte events created by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.  And last week’s France A La Carte was no exception. The programs usually feature small chamber ensembles – usually from a duo to a quartet performing chamber music selections from the classical canon.  But for… Read More Live Classical Music: Cellist Jean-Guihen Queyras in the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “France A La Carte”

Live Music: The Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall

By Don Heckman The glorious voices of the Los Angeles Master Chorale announced the coming arrival of Christmas in a brilliantly celebratory fashion Sunday night at Walt Disney Hall.  Appropriately, the program was dedicated to the works of a pair of the Baroque era’s most gifted composers – Antonio Vivaldi and Johann Sebastian Bach. The… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Master Chorale at Disney Hall

Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Performs the Bach Brandenburg Concertos at Royce Hall

By Don Heckman J.S. Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos have been a vital presence in the life of Europe, the Americas and beyond for more than a century and a half — since their rediscovery in the mid-eighteen hundreds.  Many of the melodies are widely familiar, even to those who have no idea of their identity.  Various… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Performs the Bach Brandenburg Concertos at Royce Hall