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LACO’S Mozart & Schubert

It was another great evening out at UCLA’s Royce Hall. To get to the concert hall, you enter the lawn where the campus’s first four buildings stand -Powell Library, Kaplan Hall and Haines Hall. In honor of the year-long celebration of the 100 years founding of UCLA, a magical purple light illuminates the building across from Royce. 

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s program included selections from Jean-Philippe Rameau’s opera, Dardanus, Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 and the final two pieces by Franz Schubert. It was an exciting combination of music for the stage and music for the concert hall. 

Led by English-born Nicholas McGegan, hailed as “one of the finest baroque conductors of his generation” by The Independent, was exciting and works well with the orchestra and guest pianist Jeremy Denk.

Both Rameau and Mozart were known for their keyboard virtuoso, and pianist Denk played Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 19 deliciously. Denk is winner of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and the Avery Fisher Prize and is one of America’s foremost pianists. He has appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and recital appearances in Europe.

The orchestra closed with Schubert’s ambitious Symphony No. 6 which was influenced by opera and the music of Gioacchino Rossini. Nicknamed the “Little C major” to distinguish it from his later Ninth Symphony, in the same key, which is known as the “Great C major.” Schubert’s music is noted for melody and harmony and although he only lived to the age of 31, he composed more than 1000 works. Here is where conductor McGegan shined and led the orchestra with precision.

Pianist Jeremy Denk

This is a great year to bring the family out for celebratory evening of our city’s two greats – UCLA and Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.


Rameau, Music from Dardanus

Mozart, Piano Concerto No. 19

Schubert, Overture from Der Hausliche Krieg

Schubert, Symphony No. 6

This concert by Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) was given on Sunday, October 27, 2019, at Royce Hall, UCLA. 

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