So starts the description of Saturday’s performance by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena. Since we like a sense of humor, we shall let them continue:
Believe it or not, Mozart toiled in circumstances just like this in his first job in Salzburg. His employer concerned himself with budgets and buildings, not sonatas and symphonies. But even under the Archbishop’s thumb, Mozart’s brilliance was irrepressible. (“Turkish” was written when Mozart was 19 years old.)
Escape from the demands of your job into the exotic soundscape of Mozart’s “Turkish” Concerto, courtesy of 24-year-old Avery Fisher Career Grant recipient Benjamin Beilman in his LACO debut.
Music Conductor Jeffrey Kahane is in his 17th season with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and has given recitals around the nation and collaborated with Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Joshua Bell, and Thomas Quasthoff.
Concert Preludes: pre-concert talks held one hour before curtain and are free for ticket holders, “provide insights into the music and artists.”
Beethoven’s Twelve Contredanses for Orchestra
Mozart’s Violin Concerto No. 5 in A major, “Turkish”
Lutoslawski’s Chain 2
Kodály’s Dances of Galánta