LACO welcomes Alessio Bax and Hans Graf

Posted on: November 15, 2013

In Friday’s (11/15) Daily Bruin (University of California, Los Angeles), Max Mcgee writes about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s performance this Sunday at Royce Hall, its first under Austrian conductor Hans Graf, until recently music director of the Houston Symphony, and featuring pianist Alessio Bax. “The evening will commence with pre-concert interviews of Graf and Bax, conducted by Andrea Laguni, LACO’s general manager….’Performing Beethoven and Mozart with Hans Graf is almost like being genetically in contact with the DNA that created that music,’ said Laguni.” The program includes Henri Dutilleux’s Mystère de l’instant, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 24, and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 6. “ ‘When you get a great orchestra together like the LACO,’ Bax said, “a conductor like Hans Graf provides the perfect recipe to do what you want to do, improve yourself, improve your conception of the piece and to be further inspired.’ … Violinist Tereza Stanislav will step in as concertmaster on Sunday’s performance…. Stanislav will lead the orchestra alongside Bax and Graf…. Bax and Stanislav both agreed that chamber music is best experienced in an intimate acoustic setting. ‘A lot of the music that we play, especially our chamber music was meant to be played in living rooms, literally. That’s where it started,’ Bax said.”

Posted November 15, 2013