SPONSORED EVENT: LACO Presents Shaham + Contreras
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conductor Jaime Martín leads the Orchestra in a festive, folk music-inspired program filled with sonic thrills. Gil Shaham, one of the “most inspiring violinists of his generation” (New York Times) takes the stage to dazzle with Dvořák’s rich and compelling violin concerto, followed by works from Ligeti, Bartók and Kodály that uniquely evoke the vibrant texture and diversity of folk music traditions.
The concert opens with the world premiere of Juan Pablo Contreras’ Lucha Libre!, a musical ‘battle’ between good and evil. Which of the six LACO soloists will reign supreme? This is the second of three Sound Investment premieres of the season.
JAIME MARTÍN - CONDUCTOR
GIL SHAHAM - VIOLIN
Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 7 p.m.
131 South St. John Ave
Pasadena CA 91105
About the sponsor:
Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, known to Angelenos as LACO, is a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, LACO 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).
Founded in 1968 as an artistic outlet for the recording industry’s most gifted musicians, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to enrich and connect our community through intimate and transformative musical experiences which exemplify and foster artistic excellence, education and innovation.