LOS ANGELES CHAMBER ORCHESTRA: MASTERWORKS FOR STRING ORCHESTRA
May 6, 20237:30 PM
Immerse yourself in the velvet sounds of the string orchestra in this program, curated by LACO Concertmaster and Director of Chamber Music Margaret Batjer. Spanning more than 800 years, the works include 12th-century German abbess Hildegard von Bingen’s "O Virtus Sapientiae;" Benjamin Britten’s melodious Simple Symphony, with its sophisticated orchestrations of tunes he had written as a child; the compact but lively 10th String Symphony in B minor written by a teenaged Felix Mendelssohn; Paul Hindemith’s compelling Five Pieces for String Orchestra; and Edvard Grieg’s Holberg Suite, which sits at the intersection of Baroque-style dances and Nordic treatments and harmonies.
VON BINGEN O Virtus Sapientiae
BRITTEN Simple Symphony
String Symphony in B Minor
Five Pieces for String Orchestra
Holberg Suite for String Orchestra
Running Time: One hour and 37 minutes, including a 20-minute intermission.
PRELUDES @ THE WALLIS
Join us at 6:30 PM for a pre-concert conversation with the artists moderated by Classical California KUSC's Brian Lauritzen.