The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra expands its digital offerings with SummerFest 2021, a series of free streaming programs showcasing the orchestra’s first in-person concerts in 15 months.
The episodes are being released biweekly on Fridays at 6 p.m. from Aug. 27 through Oct. 22. They will be available on-demand by visiting laco.org/summerfest-2021. The episodes feature Music Director Jaime Martín conducting LACO concerts reopening the Walt Disney Concert Hall on June 26 and The Huntington’s Rothenberg Hall on July 1.
The debut on Aug. 27 spotlights Martín leading Ginastera’s “Variaciones Concertantes,” a work infused with the folkloric-influenced melodies and rhythms of Argentina.
The second episode, launching Sept. 10, includes the original 1915 version of de Falla’s ballet “El Amor Brujo” conducted by Martín at Rothenberg Hall and featuring mezzo soprano Suzanna Guzmán.
The third episode on Sept. 24 features Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4 in A major, “Italian.” The series continues on Oct. 8 from the Rothenberg Hall concert with Martín conducting Debussy’s iconic “Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” and “The Flower” by composer and 2019-20 Luna Composition Lab fellow KiMani Bridges.
The fifth episode, available on Oct. 22, concludes the series with Juan Pablo Contreras’ “Mariachitlán,” the title track on the composer’s Latin Grammy-nominated album.
For information, call (213)622-7001, ext. 4, or visit laco.org.
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