LACO’s final season under Jeffrey Kahane: “Lift Every Voice”

Posted on: July 11, 2016

Jeffrey Kahane will cap twenty years as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra during 2016-17, in what is being announced as a “sweeping and deeply personal” season of concerts. In January, a three-week “Lift Every Voice” festival will feature concerts, conversations, and community events “exploring tolerance, compassion, cooperation and the power of music to encourage understanding and promote peace, inspired by lives of Rabbi Joachim Prinz and composer Kurt Weill.” The orchestra will perform Weill’s ballet-with-text Seven Deadly Sins and musical Lost in the Stars, the latter a co-presentation with Center for the Art of Performance at UCLA. The season will also feature commissioned premieres by Julia Adolphe and Christopher Cerrone; Tigran Mansurian’s Violin Concerto No. 2, with Movses Pogossian as soloist; Albert Schnelzer’s A Freak in Burbank, an homage to filmmaker Tim Burton; and the West Coast premiere of Adam Schoenberg’s Scatter, a co-commission among LACO, the IRIS Orchestra, and the Charleston and Amarillo symphony orchestras. Further details on “Lift Every Voice” community events will be announced at a later date.

Posted July 11, 2016