FLAX Grant

French Connection

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra presents dynamic concerts led by prominent French conductor Louis Langrée and featuring rising star Lise de la Salle on piano. Though they hail from the same nation, Langrée and de la Salle will collaborate for the first time, under the Chamber Orchestra’s auspices in Los Angeles. The 21-year-old de la Salle has emerged as one of the most acclaimed artists of her generation. She makes her LACO debut in Saint-Saëns’ Second Piano Concerto, a show-stopping nod to Parisian cabaret music. Celebrated music director of New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, Langrée also brings his refined sensibility, formidable technique and radiant personality to Ravel’s Pavane pour une infante défunte and the Symphony No. 2 of Beethoven.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is an ensemble unique to its time and place. Founded as a purely artistic outlet for Hollywood’s most gifted commercial musicians, LACO’s conservatory-trained players balance studio work and teaching with creative collaboration at the highest level. In its 41-year history, the Orchestra has made 30 recordings and toured Europe, Japan and the Americas, presenting 35 performances a year across greater Los Angeles.

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