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March presents an array of events and performances sure to please your palette.

Have a craving for chamber music with an interdisciplinary twist? Join LACO for Westside Connections 
(Mar 1, Mar 22, Apr 5), which focuses on music and cuisine and features appearances by culinary greats
and Susan Feniger. The series is curated by Margaret Batjer.

Last season, this series sold out. To guarantee your seats, subscribe now. Listen-in to an interview with Batjer and KUSC's Brian Lauritzen and learn more about the creation of the series.

See Monica Huggett, artistic director of the Portland Baroque Orchestra, on March 15 in the third installation of LACO's Baroque Conversations series. She performs with and leads LACO's musicians in stunning works for the the violin by Vivaldi, Locatelli, Leclair and van Wassenaer. 

Catch the world premiere of Timothy Andres' Sound Investment commission Old Keys at Refracted on March 24 or 25 at Alex Theatre and Royce Hall, part of LACO's Orchestral Series.  
Visit or call 213 622 7001 x 1 to purchase tickets.
piatigorsky international cello festival
Piatigorsky International Cello FestivalThis season's highly anticipated event, the Piatigorsky International Cello Festival launches on March 9 at USC's Bovard Auditorium, with several LACO musicians in the principal chairs of the Festival Orchestra.

Single tickets to the Festival concerts are now available online. LACO patrons receive a 25% discount for events only at the Thornton and Colburn schools. Use code piatigorskyfest at to purchase your tickets today.

Interested in a Festival event at Walt Disney Concert Hall? LACO patrons can use code CELLOFEST to purchase tickets in the Terrace Section at 20% off.
Click here to purchase yours.

piano donations

Have an old upright piano in your home? LACO is accepting piano donations for a dynamic future project. Please contact Sandra Chien at 213 622 7001 x 221 or to arrange the donation, or for more details.
check off the arts

The tax season is in full swing and LACO encourages all of our fans to "check off the arts" on your California tax return this year.   


The contributions section of the state income tax form gives you the option of donating to a range of causes by designating a portion of your refund (or adding to your bill), and just like any other donation, these gifts are tax deductible.


Donations can be made whether you're filing online or using good old pen-and-paper forms. Find more information at the California Arts Council website, and if you use a professional tax preparer, make sure to tell them to "check off the arts" on your tax form this year.

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sound investment -- old keys

On Saturday, March 24 and Sunday, March 25, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents the world premiere of Timothy Andres' Sound Investment commission, Old Keys. Over the past season, Andres has shared his creative process through a series of Sound Investment salons. Designed to give members insight into the composition process, LACO's Sound Investment commissioning group also encourages the creation and promotion of new music.
Timothy Andres
Timothy Andres

Members have attended two salons this season, where Andres discussed the genesis of his work, the title of which was inspired by the Hart Crane poem "My Grandmother's Love Letters". At the first salon, Andres talked about his compositional method and his style of juxtaposing different textures and structures against one another to create a unique whole. The second salon featured excerpts from the almost-complete work, with Andres demonstrating both the solo piano and orchestral parts. This month, Sound Investment members will have the chance to preview Andres' new concerto by attending an orchestra rehearsal just days before the premiere.

Andrew Norman
Andrew Norman
Andrew Norman, an exciting name to watch in the classical music field, becomes LACO's new composer-in-residence in July 2012 for three years. He is also the Sound Investment composer for the 2012-13 season. Click here to read more.

Information about participating in next season's Sound Investment will be available on LACO's website after March 25.

Enjoying the line drawings? Timothy Andres designed them! To learn more about this eclectic artist, click here.
Timo Andres

March 2012 features not one, but five performances of Timothy Andres works in Los Angeles.

First, see him perform his work Sorbet at the second Westside Connections concert on March 22 at The Broad Stage. Then return to LACO for Refracted on Saturday, March 24 at 8 pm at the Alex Theatre in Glendale and Sunday, March 25 at 7 pm at Royce Hall at UCLA. The evenings feature two new and daring works by Andres, both never heard before in Los Angeles:
the world premiere of Old Keys and his Mozart "Coronation" Concerto re-composition.

Tickets are still available at, or by calling 213 622 7001 x 1.

Also, join one of Los Angeles premier avant-garde music ensembles, Wild Up, for Craft on Friday, March 23 at 9 pm and Saturday, March 24 at 3 pm in Venice Beach at Beyond Baroque. The concerts will feature an array of Andres works, as well as a work by upcoming LACO composer-in-residence Andrew Norman:
  • Timothy Andres Selections from Connecticut Gospel  
  • Timothy Andres How can I live in your world of ideas?
  • Timothy Andres Are your fingers long enough?
  • Andrew Norman Gran Turismo

For tickets to Wild Up, click here.


To learn more about Timothy Andres click here, or read his two blogs about Old Keys at
jeffrey kahane and LACO: a 15th anniversary celebration
Join LACO and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in celebrating Jeffrey Kahane's 15 years as music director on Wednesday, March 7 at 8 pm at Walt Disney Concert Hall.

The LA Phil presents Kahane in recital performing solo works by Chopin, Bach and Gabriel Kahane. He is joined by LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer and principal cello Andrew Shulman to complete the concert with the beautiful Brahms Piano Trio No. 1. Beloved as a conductor, Kahane is one of the great contemporary pianistic talents and this is a unique opportunity to witness him in the chamber music setting.

Tickets are available through the LA Phil only at To learn more about the program, click here.
le salon de musiques

Le Salon de Musique In the style of the great Salons of Europe, Le Salon de Musiques offers a unique opportunity to become one with the music. Join the ensemble for their Chamber Music Concert taking place on Sunday, March 25 at 4 pm, featuring world class musicians (including LACO's own Robert Brophy) performing Schumann's Liederkreis for soprano and piano and the Piano Quintet in E flat major, followed by a champagne reception.


For tickets and more information please call 310 498 0257 or visit

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header photos Michael Miller; Timothy Andres and Andrew Norman sketches courtesy Timothy Andres; Timothy Andres photo Jonathan Waiter; Le Salon de Musiques image courtesy Le Salon de Musiques;  

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