Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) presents a program of cello concertos showcasing the instrument’s versatility and rich tone, featuring Principal Cello Andrew Shulman of Topanga, on November 2, as the first of its “Baroque Conversations” series.
Shulman, who also hosts the evening, performs Vivaldi’s Cello Concerto No. 8, Leo’s Cello Concerto No. 3 and CPE Bach’s Cello Concerto in A Major. Joining him are LACO artists Concertmaster Margaret Batjer; Assistant Concertmaster Tereza Stanislav; Viola Rob Brophy; Cello Trevor Handy; Bass Geoffrey Osika; and Principal Keyboard Tisha Mabee, harpsichord.
Shulman, who has been hailed for his “always eloquent and passionate” (Los Angeles Times) playing, is the first British winner of the Piatigorsky Award and was bestowed with an Honorary RCM by the late Queen Mother. He has performed concertos with the Philharmonia, BBC Scottish, Utah and Singapore Symphonies and Los Angeles and Royal Liverpool Philharmonics, among others. Shulman has also been featured in recitals at Wigmore Hall, the Royal Palace, Stockholm and Buckingham Palace, London, and performances of Strauss’s Don Quixote with conductors Simon Rattle in London and Esa Peka Salonen at the Hollywood Bowl.
The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, marks its 50th anniversary in the 2017-18 season with four other programs on January 25, March 1, March 22 and April 26, 2018.
Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, the Orchestra is known as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. LACO, headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM). LACO, which performs throughout greater Los Angeles, has garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming.
The program begins at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 2, at Zipper Concert Hall, located at 200 South Grand Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90012. The series is generously sponsored by Carol and Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation.
Tickets, starting at $45, are available online at laco.org, or (213) 622-7001.