The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has announced its 50th-anniversary season for 2017-18, which will feature several new works, including world premieres by Andrew Norman, the orchestra’s composer-in-residence, and Ellen Reid, the orchestra’s Sound Investment composer. In October, Jennifer Koh will serve as violin soloist in a new violin concerto by Norman, who also becomes the LACO’s creative advisor in 2017-18. Reid’s new work will be performed in February on a program of Britten and Haydn, led by guest conductor Douglas Boyd. Also serving as guest conductors during the season will be Harry Bicket, Karina Canellakis, Thomas Dausgaard, Jaime Martin, Ricardo Minasi, and Peter Oundjian. Concertmaster Margaret Batjer will serve as soloist in the West Coast premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Violin Concerto, led by Jeffrey Kahane, who becomes LACO Conductor Laureate in 2017-18; cellist Sheku Kanneh-Mason will perform Shostakovich’s Cello Concerto No. 1; and Joshua Bell will be soloist in Bernstein’s Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium) for Violin and Orchestra. Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will perform in LACO’s complete cycle of Bach’s Brandenburg Concertos.
Posted January 24, 2017