Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Tickets
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is one of the finest chamber orchestras located in the US and based in the city of Los Angeles. It is regarded by many as America’s finest chamber orchestra, by critics as renowned as Jim Svejda. It is made up of forty members, each of whom is highly talented, bringing together diverse musical styles to create a sound that has made audience members order more Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra tickets for further performances.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra began in 1968 as an outlet for the most talented musicians from the film and record studios in Los Angeles. This group of musicians began performing as a chamber orchestra, with forty five people, performing music from a vast classical music repertoire. Its founder was cellist James Arkatov, who artistically lead the chamber orchestra during its first years. He was the one who came up with the idea of players trained in conservatories to balance work in studios and teach with collaboration in music, in the shape of this chamber orchestra.
Backed financially by Richard Colburn, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was formed with Joseph Troy as its first president. Its first performance was held in 1969, to much acclaim, critically and commercially. The first music director of the orchestra was Naviller Marriner who drew inspiration from the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields as a mode for this chamber ensemble. At its earliest years, it performed at venues such as the Thorne Hall at Occidental College, the Mark Taper Forum, the First Congregational Church of Los Angeles and Caltech’s Beckman Auditorium.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is today based at two venues; the Royce Hall at the UCLA and the Alex Theatre in Glendale. It performs fourteen orchestral series concerts each year at these venues, as well as venues such as the Ambassador Auditorium and The Colburn School’s Zipper Hall. It also presents a special Baroque Conversations series at the Zipper Hall and a much acclaimed Westside Connections series at the Santa Monica Performing Arts Center’s Broad Stage. It also holds a yearly silent film screening event, complete with live orchestral music played by the chamber at Royce Hall.
The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra ’s repertoire is home to baroque works as well as newer, contemporary commissioned works. It has gained fame for nourishing young artists at the start of their careers as well as working with the best known artists in the US. It organizes many special events, such as the special celebration of Mozart’s two hundred and fiftieth anniversary. The orchestra performed all twenty three of his works in fifteen months, a feat no other American orchestra has achieved, with Jeffrey Kahane conducting all from the keyboard just as Mozart was known to do.
It has won many awards, including the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers’ ASCAP First Place Award for Programming of Contemporary Music and the Award for Adveturous Programming. It has also received awards from the American Symphony Orchestra League. It has performed as part of the Chamber Music series in Carnegie hall and toured American capitals such as Vienna, Paris, Berlin and San Sebastian; truly an orchestra to catch live via Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra tickets.