April 28, 2012
If conductor Jeffrey Kahane led the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with even more vim and vigor than usual during last weekend's concert at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, he had good reason. The program of new and familiar music on Saturday, April 21 offered not only a celebratory wind up to the deeply respected Kahane's 15th anniversary season as LACO's music director - with the group's original founder, Sir Neville Marriner, in attendance - it marked the first time that he had conducted an orchestral work by his son, Gabriel Kahane, a critically acclaimed, rising young composer, singer-songwriter and musician.
June 21, 2000
GLENDALE -- BMG Classics has just released a new recording by Jeffrey Kahane and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra of art songs by composer Ned Rorem and featuring countertenor Brian Asawa. The orchestra performs a regular concert season at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. This world-premiere recording includes two song cycles called "More Than a Day" and "From an Unknown Past" as well as an orchestral work titled "Water Music." The work was commissioned by philanthropist Betty Freeman for the orchestra, which premiered it in 1995.
January 28, 2004
Musicians showed breathtaking skill Josh Bartell, 10, of La Crescenta, is a fifth-grader at La Crescenta Elementary School. GLENDALE -- The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra put on a great performance during Sunday's Family Concert titled "Bach, Bluegrass, and Bugs!" the opening event for the annual series at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Two musicians, Bela Fleck on banjo and Edgar Meyer on the double bass, played music they had written that took the audience's breath away.
September 27, 2000
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Jeffrey Kahane, will continue its celebration of the music, composers and musicians of the Golden State in the 2000-2001 season, titled "Made in California 2." The eight-concert series, which will once again be presented in concerts at UCLA's Royce Hall and Glendale's Alex Theatre, will continue the popular theme introduced last season. "This new season is the product of some hard work and long-term planning," says California native Kahane, who is beginning his fourth year as music director and conductor.
December 8, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- Over the course of two evenings, and in two different venues, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, under the baton of music director Jeffrey Kahane, will present all five of Beethoven's monumental concertos for piano, with Kahane also serving as the soloist. Piano Concertos Nos. 2, 3 and 4 will be performed tonight beginning at 8 p.m. at The Alex Theatre, while Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 5 will follow at 7 p.m. Sunday at UCLA's Royce Hall.
January 22, 2009
Teachers offered discounts at store Barnes and Noble is offering discounts for teachers during its Educator Appreciation Week until Sunday at the store in the Americana, 210 Americana Way, Glendale. All educators receive 25% off books and gifts and 10% off DVDs and CDs. This gives teachers a chance to take advantage of clearance prices, pick up titles they?ll need for winter/spring classes and prepare for statewide testing with the latest materials. ? World premiere of piece at Alex The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the world premiere of ?
January 23, 2002
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- In times past, patronage of the arts meant more than just buying season tickets to the symphony or attending an artist's opening reception. It meant the actual underwriting of a piece of art, whether it was music, painting or any of the many other avenues of artistic expression. In most instances, patronage and commissions were how an artist survived. Last year, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra revived this idea of patronage by forming a commissioning club known as Sound Investment.
February 8, 2006
chamber orchestraLos Angeles Chamber Orchestra launches 15-month celebration of Mozart's birth.The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has launched a 15-month commitment to perform Mozart's complete piano concerto repertoire in honor of the 250th anniversary of his birth. It's a bold undertaking that was the brainchild of music director/conductor Jeffrey Kahane, Executive Director Ruth Eliel said. "No other orchestra here or abroad has done this," she said. "Jeffrey came up with this idea, and we've been teasing him ever since because it's the most work for him."
January 30, 2006
Chamber orchestra honors composer with concert and `instrument petting zoo' at the Alex.More than 1,000 children, parents and others enjoyed the first show of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's annual Family Concert Series at the Alex Theatre on Sunday, an event that featured intimate and informative performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's music on the day after the Austrian composer's 250th birthday. Prior to the concert, kids got a chance to make colorful masks and to participate in an "instrument petting zoo" with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra volunteers in the theater's courtyard.