LA Chamber Orchestra Honors Supporters in 'Taking a Chance On Love' Gala Tonight

A silent auction and a live auction, conducted by auctioneer Grant Snyder, offer special entertainment, culinary, wine, travel and jewelry packages, including dinner for eight prepared in the winning bidder's home by famed chef Alain Giraud of Maison Giraud with a performance by LACO musicians; and a print of an original drawing of Beethoven by celebrated American artist John Van Hamersveld, who created the iconic album cover designs for the Beatles' Magical Mysteryl Tour and The Rolling Stones' Exile on Main Street, among others.

Gala committee members are LACO Board President K. Eugene Shutler (Santa Monica), Clare Baren (Studio City), Ruth L. Eliel (Los Feliz), Sharon Hauptman (Redondo Beach), Maia Jasper (Glendale), Heidi Laff (Brentwood), Ann Moore Mulally (Santa Monica), Linda Rosen (Pacific Palisades), Peekie Schaefer (Brentwood) and Josefina Vergara (Santa Monica).

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is considered one of the world's premier chamber orchestras as well as a leader in presenting wide-ranging repertoire and adventurous commissions. Its 2012-13 season, the Orchestra's 44th, features a compelling mix of beloved masterpieces and genre-defying premieres from firmly established and notable up-and-coming composers programmed by Jeffrey Kahane, one of the world's foremost conductors and pianists, who marks his 16th season as LACO's music director.

Tickets and tables to "Taking a Chance on Love," which start at $750 per person, are on sale now and may be purchased by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x 4. The California Club is located at 538 South Flower Street, Los Angeles, 90071.