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​Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) is presenting The Four Seasons, as part of Baroque Conversations.

The Antonio Vivaldi series includes: Concerto in G minor for Two Violins, RV 517. Concerto in A minor for Two Violins, RV 522 (L’estro armonico), and The Four Seasons (Le Quattro stagioni).

The concertos were inspired not just by the seasons themselves, but by a set of four sonnets written about spring summer, autumn and winter. Speculated to be written by Vivaldi himself.

The Four Seasons is a LACO  staple and has been performed by the Orchestra over 35 times.

The performances take place at three different venues on the evenings of December 11, 13 and 14. What really makes this special is the leader, world-renowned Mandolinist, Avi Avital. Originally written for solo violin, the performance features Avi Avital’s virtuosic arrangement for solo mandolin.

About Guest Artist

Avi Avital is the first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy. A Deutsche Grammophon artist, he has recently appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Louis Symphony and in 2018-19 makes his debut with the San Diego, Seattle and Detroit symphonies, as well as his debut on the main stage of Carnegie Hall with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Born in southern Israel, Avital began learning the mandolin at the age of eight. He later graduated from the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padua, Italy, where he studied with Ugo Orlandi.

Avi Avital mandolin Margaret Batjer violin Tereza Stanislav violin Josefina Vergara violin Sarah Thornblade violin

The Orchestra’s signature baroque series explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque through the pre-classical period.

Schedule, Venues & Tickets

I recommend one takes a look at the Adventure Packs from LACO that offers discounts and flexibility with your schedule – easy to exchange tickets.  They are Final Four, Pushing the Envelope and Regal Classics. These four concert packages are geared to the first-timer, however, old-timers should not pass on the packs.

You can order packages for performances at the Alex Ford Theatre in Glendale (Eastside Concert Package) or Royce Hall (Westside Package).

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