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Oboe Virtuoso Allan Vogel Leads LA Chamber Orchestra Baroque Conversations Concert

Allan Vogel, LACO Principal Oboe (Photo: Michael Burke)
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) enlightening five-concert “Baroque Conversations†series showcasing exceptional Baroque music launches its sixth year with a program of Bach and Biber on Thursday, January 26, 7:00pm, at Zipper Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

Special guest Elissa Johnston, soprano, joins LACO Principal Oboe Allan Vogel, who leads the program in celebration of his 40th anniversary with LACO, Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, Principal Cello Andrew Shulman, Principal Flute David Shostac, Flute and Soprano Janice Tipton and Principal Keyboard Patricia Mabee. The concert opens with Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber’s Courente from Mystery Sonata No. 12, “The Ascension,†and also features pieces by Bach, ranging from Toccata in D minor, BWV 913, and Trio Sonata in G major, BWV 1038, to such arias as “Schafe können sicher weiden†(“Sheep may safely graze†) from Cantata No. 208 and “Bist du bei mir†(“If you are with me†), BWV 508, a work lost in the Second World War and rediscovered in the Kiev Conservatory in 2000. In signature LACO style, the artists share their insights into the music from the stage and invite questions from the audience.

LACO’s “Baroque Conversations†explores the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. A pre-concert reception, beginning at 6:00pm, is free to all ticket holders.

Tickets ($50) are available: www.laco.org or 213-622-7001, or at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain.

Student rush tickets ($10), based on availability, may be purchased at the box office the day of the concert.

For more information: www.laco.org

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