October 11, 2006
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra conductor Jeffrey Kahane has many splendid things planned for the orchestra's 38th season, starting with versatile solo artists and the continuing salute to the 250th birthday of Mozart. The season opens with a concert titled "A Many Splendored Thing" Saturday night at the Alex Theatre in Glendale. Orchestra member Susan Greenberg will be the soloist for the piece, Continuum IV — Cascades, written especially for her by Gernot Wolfgang, a Los Angeles-based composer.
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.
October 17, 2001
Paul Andersen, Enjoy! GLENDALE -- The number 33 can mean many things. With its double open sides and rounded curves, it can be an open invitation to caricaturists. Taken against 100, it signifies one-third, though at some future point a one will need to be added to get to that century mark. Using it as a person's age, it means the onslaught of middle age has firmly commenced. And those of us familiar with vinyl records can smile at the memory of the long-playing album.
January 15, 2000
Midge Boardman, Weekend GLENDALE -- Strains of Chopin, Stravinsky and Richard Strauss will fill Glendale's Alex Theatre Jan. 22, when guest pianist Christopher O'Riley and the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra bring their artistic excellence to the next segment of the "Made in California" season. O'Riley will interpret the Chopin favorite Piano Concerto No. 2 in F Minor. Chamber Music Director Jeffrey Kahane called O'Riley a remarkable pianist in a recent interview.
May 15, 2002
'Laramie Project' first play for Colony's new season BURBANK -- For its first production of its new "Season of Discovery," The Colony Theatre Company is presenting the Los Angeles premiere of "The Laramie Project." The play, written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic Theater Project, runs June 1 to 28 and is directed by Garland Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. Hailed by Time Magazine as one of the "Top Ten Plays of the Year 2000," "The Laramie Project" is about a small town at the epicenter of an incomprehensible crime.
April 7, 2001
Paul Andersen, Weekend GLENDALE -- Members of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, a resident company of The Alex Theatre directed by Jeffrey Kahane, next April will take a whirlwind four-concert tour of New England and New York City with a pair of shows at classical music's most legendary showcase, Carnegie Hall. "We're all very excited," said the orchestra's executive director, Ruth Eliel. "It will be the orchestra's first tour outside of Southern California since the early '90s, and our first performance at Carnegie Hall since 1980.
January 5, 2000
Shawna Saperstein Galassi Charles Schultz may have laid his Peanuts comic strip to rest, however, the lovable Peanuts characters will not be forgotten any time soon. In addition to being immortalized by books and television, Charlie Brown and the gang are continually finding new mediums of expression. They will be a featured part of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Family Concert Series debut Feb. 20 at The Alex Theatre in Glendale. The program will begin with "Peanuts Gallery for Piano and Orchestra," a 14-minute piece divided into several movements.
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.
September 7, 2002
Paul Andersen It will be hard for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra to top its 2001-2002 season, which included a triumphant mini-tour of the East Coast that concluded with standing ovations at New York's Carnegie Hall. Alas, there will be no trips this time out (except for one concert in Palm Desert), but the orchestra's 35th season should prove memorable nonetheless, organizers said. For the first time, the opening concert will be at The Alex Theatre in Glendale.
February 10, 2010
In its season’s first family concert presentation — French composer Camille Saint-SaÃ«ns’ celebrated “Carnival of the Animals” at the Alex Theatre in Glendale — the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra proved that not only can music soothe the savage beast, it can engage a youngster’s enthusiasm so completely, you wonder why public schools leave it off the curriculum menu in the first place. Part of the orchestra’s regular season, three family concerts are presented each year in an effort, spokeswoman Nicolette Atkins said, to “make music as accessible as possible to children.