PREVIEWS: Important, informative posts on this weekend’s LA Chamber Orchestra and LA Master Chorale concerts

By Robert D. Thomas
Music Critic
Southern California News Group

Los Angeles Master Chorale’s concerts this weekend feature a performance of its Peter Sellars-directed production of Orlando Di Lasso’s “Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter).”

Both the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra and Los Angeles Master Chorale have major concerts this weekend (see the LINK to my column in print last Sunday). Since both concerts involve works that will be unfamiliar to many of those in attendance, it will be worth your while to link to the following sites:

• Violinist Laurie Niles on her Web site has an informative interview with LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer about the West Coast premiere of Pierre Jalbert’s Violin Concerto HERE. Former LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane conducts.

• CK Dexter Haven, on his informative Web site “All is Yar” (LINK) has an extensive interview with LAMC Artistic Director Grant Gershon on the company’s reprise of Peter Sellars production of Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) by Renaissance composer Orlando Di Lasso.

Even if you are unable to attend, both posts are worth reading. If you are attending, you’ll have a better understanding of these two works after reading the above.


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