In Friday’s (5/3) Los Angeles Times, David Ng writes, “When she took over the role of executive director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2010, Rachel Fine had to learn the ropes of an established organization while also dealing with the recession that put a crimp on fundraising. … Now approaching her third year with the company, Fine appears to have fully settled into her job. She said that the orchestra’s outlook appears stronger after months of turbulence thanks to a rise in individual giving and an adventurous artistic slate under conductor Jeffrey Kahane. … The orchestra’s 2013-14 season, announced Thursday, will feature 10 concert series, with performances to be held in a variety of locations. Glendale’s Alex Theatre, one of the orchestra’s main venues, will be closed for renovations, so the group will perform at the Ambassador Auditorium in Pasadena for a few concerts. In addition to the group’s standard repertory of baroque and classical music, it will present pieces by new-music composers Bruce Adolphe, Aaron Jay Kernis, Anna Clyne and Hannah Lash in the new season.”

Posted May 3, 2013