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LACO Launches Season and Return to Live Performances with Beethoven's Eroica and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 At Royce Hall

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Martín conducts Beethoven's deeply emotional Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica, considered among the composer's greatest works.

LACO Launches Season and Return to Live Performances with Beethoven's Eroica and Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22 At Royce Hall

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra returns to the stage, launching the 2021-22 Season with two celebrated masterworks on Saturday, November 13, 8 pm, at UCLA's Royce Hall. Music Director Jaime Martín leads acclaimed pianist Jeffrey Kahane, LACO's Conductor Laureate, on Mozart's enchanting Piano Concerto No. 22 in E-flat major, noted for its colorful interplay between piano and woodwinds.

Martín also conducts Beethoven's deeply emotional Symphony No. 3 in E-flat major, Eroica, considered among the composer's greatest works. The concert, which marks the Orchestra's full return to the concert hall since the global pandemic shuttered live performances more than a year and a half ago, is the first of 13 orchestral, chamber and new music programs offered this season by LACO.

"We have planned a wonderful musical celebration to welcome patrons back to the concert hall to, once again, savor LACO's artistry and experience the power, emotion and joy of live music," says Martín, whose contract was recently extended through 2027. "It will be a true 'family affair' with LACO's remarkable Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane joining us on piano to open the program. I have tremendous respect and admiration for Jeffrey and am deeply honored to, once again, share the stage with him, especially for this significant concert." Regarding Beethoven's Eroica, Martín adds, "I selected this sublime work because it is such a fitting statement about humanity at this particular time in the world."

"LACO is thrilled to return to a full season of live performances," states LACO Executive Director Ben Cadwallader. "The opening program embraces the Orchestra's legacy as one of the world's leading Mozart interpreters while also showcasing its stellar artistic leadership with both Music Director Jaime Martín, and his predecessor, Jeffrey Kahane, LACO's Conductor Laureate, on stage together to launch the season."

LACO recognizes the generous support of the Colburn Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra also receives public funding via grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts. "Mozart + Beethoven" is generously sponsored by Jim Mulally.

Tickets start at $29 and may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001 x1. Discounted tickets are also available by phone for seniors 65 years of age and older and for students.

LACO is committed to the health and safety of its patrons, artists and staff and will require proof of full vaccination for everyone attending in-person LACO events. Social distancing will be implemented and, under current Los Angeles County guidelines, masks will be required indoors at all times. LACO will continue to exceed state and local guidelines, recommendations and requirements for indoor activities. For the most current information on LACO's COVID safety protocols, visit LACO.org/covid-19.


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