Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra heads to reopened Disney Hall to perform for vaccinated audience

Posted on: June 3, 2021

“The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra will be the first ensemble to take the stage at Walt Disney Concert Hall since the venue closed its doors more than a year ago, playing a free June 26 concert for invited guests as well as 200 winners of a public tickets giveaway—eligible to those who are fully vaccinated,” writes Deborah Vankin in Wednesday’s (6/2) Los Angeles Times. “The orchestra … is renting Disney Hall while the Los Angeles Philharmonic [performs] at the Hollywood Bowl…. Capacity limits at performance venues are expected to be lifted by June 15, but attendance at the LACO concert will be capped at about 50%.… The full orchestra—40 musicians—will perform, but they will be seated six feet apart…. Twelve LACO musicians will perform a second free concert July 1 for invited, vaccinated guests … at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens’ Rothenberg Hall…. Both concerts will be led by LACO Music Director Jaime Martín, whose contract has been extended for five years, through the 2026-27 season…. The Huntington concert will include … Manuel de Falla’s … ‘El amor brujo,’ … Claude Debussy’s ‘Prélude à ‘L’après-midi d’un faune’ and the world premiere of KiMani Bridges’ ‘The Flower.’ ”