The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Orlando (FL) Philharmonic, and the California Symphony are among the orchestras presenting world premieres this spring. For the final concert of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s season, Music Director Jeffrey Kahane will lead two performances in May of George Tsontakis’s Laconika, which was commissioned by Sound Investment, the orchestra’s patron commissioning group. The title of the piece contains the orchestra’s acronym (LACO) and is a play on the Greek word for “concise.” On April 17, the Orlando Philharmonic gave the world premiere of The Circle Closes by Stella Sung, its composer in residence. The performance, led by Music Director Christopher Wilkins, incorporated lighting designs by Ray Zwarich and was streamed live at the orchestra’s website. The California Symphony will premiere Mason Bates’s Silicon Blues in two May performances in Walnut Creek, marking the conclusion of Bates’s three-year residency with the orchestra.   

Posted April 22, 2010