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: Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a France a la Carte Performance

By Don Heckman Beverly Hills, CA. The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s A La Carte performances, which take place in private international residences throughout Los Angeles, are among the Southland’s most appealing musical events. Each features a chamber music performance by distinguished members of LACO, along with gourmet dinners and prime beverages celebrating the cuisine of… Read More Live Music: Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in a France a la Carte Performance

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 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”

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 Chamber Music: The String Quartet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in an “Iran a la carte” Concert

 By Don Heckman There’s nothing quite like one of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s a la carte concerts. Presented in the elegant settings of the Los Angeles homes of diplomats from countries around the world, they feature LACO’s brilliant players in up-close and personal performances of irresistibly appealing chamber music programs. Last Saturday night, Iran… Read More Live Chamber Music: The String Quartet of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in an “Iran a la carte” Concert

Live Chamber Music: A Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra a la carte concert with violinists Margaret Batjer and Julie Gigante

By Don Heckman “Making great music personal.” It’s a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra slogan. And it fits perfectly in sync with LACO’s performances, which bring a deep sense of musical intimacy to everything they play, from Baroque classics to new contemporary perspectives. Among the events that best reflect the slogan are the fund-raising LACO a… Read More Live Chamber Music: A Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra a la carte concert with violinists Margaret Batjer and Julie Gigante