Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's (LACO) Baroque Conversations series features The Modern Brass Quintet in an all-brass Baroque program led by LACO Principal Trumpet David Washburn on Thursday, January 25, 2018, 7:30 pm, at Zipper Hall in downtown Los Angeles. The program includes Monteverdi's Toccata from L’Orfeo, Vivaldi's Concerto for two trumpets, Albinoni’s Concerto in B-flat for Trumpet and Brass Quintet, the second movement from Boyce’s Suite for Brass Quintet arranged by Howard Cable, and Giovanni Gabrieli’s Canzon II from Canzoni et Sonate. Also featured are Bach’s Violin Concerto in A minor arranged for brass quintet by Graham Dixon, and Contrapunctus 1, 7 and 8 from The Art of the Fugue arranged by Ralph Sauer. Members of The Modern Brass Quintet are trumpets Marissa Benedict and Daniel Rosenboom; Dylan Hart, horn; Steven Suminski, trombone; and Doug Tornquist, tuba.
Formed in 1992, The Modern Brass Quintet is one of Los Angeles's foremost proponents of brass chamber music both recent and canonic. Among other credits, the ensemble has been featured on the soundtrack for the acclaimed ABC-TV drama American Crime Story.
Washburn is associate principal trumpet of the LA Opera Orchestra and has served as principal trumpet and soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra. Active in recording studios as well, he has played principal trumpet on such soundtracks as War for the Planet of the Apes, Spiderman –Homecoming, Independence Day – Resurgence, Godzilla, The Amazing Spiderman, Karate Kid, Avatar and A Beautiful Mind. He has also been a part of the John Williams trumpet section for over 20 years, recording scores for Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Rogue One: A Star Wars Story, among others.
The enlightening five-concert Baroque Conversations series provides insight into the genesis of orchestral repertoire from early Baroque schools through the pre-classical period. Generously sponsored by Carol & Warner Henry, a Friend of LACO and the Ronus Foundation, Baroque Conversations continues during LACO's 50th anniversary 2017-18 season with three other programs on March 1, March 22 and April 26, 2018.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, marks its 50th anniversary in the 2017-18 season. Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, the Orchestra is known as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country's cultural capital, LACO has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world's great chamber orchestras"(KUSC Classical FM). LACO, which performs throughout greater Los Angeles, has garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming.
Tickets, starting at $45, are available online at laco.org, or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Single tickets can also be purchased at the venue box office on the night of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more. College students with valid student ID may purchase tickets for $8, subject to availability.
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