Zipper Concert Hall
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) enlightening five-concert “Baroque Conversations” series showcasing exceptional Baroque music, which this season explores the legacy of JS Bach and his sons, launches its seventh year with a program of four Bach sonatas on Thursday, January 17, 2013, 7 pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles. LACO's Principal Oboe Allan Vogel hosts the concert and is joined by Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, Principal Flute David Shostac, Associate Principal Cello Armen Ksajikian, Principal Keyboard Patricia Mabee, Flute Sandy Hughes, Principal Viola Roland Kato and Principal Bassoon Kenneth Munday. The program spotlights works by Johann Sebastian Bach, master of the High Baroque style, including Trio Sonata in C major for Oboe and Violin (orig. for Two Violins), BWV 1037, not published until more than a decade after the composer’s death; the stunning Trio Sonata in G major for Two Flutes, BWV 1039; Trio Sonata in C minor for Flute and Violin from The Musical Offering, BWV 1079, considered among his most challenging and elaborate in the genre; and Trio Sonata in C major for Oboe and Viola (orig. Organ Sonata), BWV 529, brilliantly contrasting the different “voices” of the instruments. During the evening, LACO artists share their insights into the music and invite questions from the audience. A complimentary wine reception for all ticket holders begins at 6 pm.
Four additional concerts in the Baroque Conversations series take place on Thursday, February 14, Thursday, March 21, Thursday, April 11 and Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Subscriptions to all five concerts ($235) are available by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Tickets for individual concerts ($55) are available online at laco.org, by calling LACO at 213 622 7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert.