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 Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra a la carte — in Westwood and Pacific Palisades

By Don Heckman The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has been making pioneering efforts to find new methods, new settings and new approaches to presenting classical music.  Among their many programs, one of the most engaging is their fund-raising, LACO a la carte series, which showcases individual members of LACO, performing for intimate gatherings in the… Read More Live Music: The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra a la carte — in Westwood and Pacific Palisades

Live Music: The American Contemporary Ballet in a Da Camera Society Concert

By Jane Rosenberg George Balanchine’s spirit hovered over a concrete warehouse on Friday evening, when the Da Camera Society in partnership with American Contemporary Ballet offered a pleasing mix of chamber music and dance. Performing at the audience’s eye level on a padded masonite floor, the musicians and dancers occupied a loft-like space constructed of cinderblock… Read More Live Music: The American Contemporary Ballet in a Da Camera Society Concert