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Classical Pick of the Week: Bringing the Past to the Present

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The LACO has been a major contributor to the music scene in Los Angeles for 40 years. You've probably heard their musicians in many movies, music recordings, and seen them (the mural of an orchestra on the 110? The LACO). How about seeing them live? LAist has covered them several times before, and this year is a good year to check them out for yourself.

The LACO is celebrating its 40th anniversary, and bringing back the founding conductor, Sir Neville Marriner for the opening gala. If you own any classical recordings, he probably conducted the orchestra, the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields (recent recordings include a recording with Joshua Bell of the Four Seasons).

This is the first time Marriner and Jeffrey Kahane (the current conductor), will appear on stage, with Kahane playing the solo for Beethoven's Piano Concerto in C Major. There is a free celebratory toast before the concert, and if you want to spend a little more money, dinner, dancing, and a live auction are also available. The concert is next Saturday at 6:30 at the Ambassador Auditorium.

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Marriner gala with the LACO
Saturday, September 27th, 2008 at 6:30 PM
Ambassador Auditorium

Photo by EMI - Alistair Morrison