Anything But Music As Usual At Family Concert by LA Chamber Orchestra

Performance Marks Conductor Jacomo Bairos' LACO Debut as well as PROJECT Trio’s Debut as LACO Family Concerts Artists-in-Residence


Sunday, February 26, 2012, at Alex Theatre
1 PM – “Instrument Petting Zoo”
2 PM – Performance

It will be anything but music as usual when the electrifying Brooklyn-based ensemble PROJECT Trio joins the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) and guest conductor Jacomo Bairos for the first of LACO's 2012 Family Concerts series on Sunday, February 26, 2012, 2 pm, at the Alex Theatre in
Glendale. PROJECT Trio, with its wildly eclectic mix of jazz, hip-hop and rock sounds and appearances on Nickelodeon and MTV, performs a high-octane twist on Copland's Appalachian Spring and other original works in its debut as LACO's Family Concerts artists-in-residence for the next three seasons. Bairos, who enjoys an international career as a conductor and educator, makes his LACO debut with this performance. Youngster at LACO's "Instrument Petting Zoo"
Photo by: Robbie McGraw

LACO Family Concerts, recommended for ages 5 to 105, are designed for children with little or no previous musical experience and include a performance prefaced by creative activities to amuse, enrich and engage them including an “Instrument Petting Zoo,” where youngsters handle and play brass, woodwind and string instruments with the assistance of students from the Pasadena Conservatory of Music; crafts with Kidspace Children’s Museum; dance-circles with the YMCA Glendale; and "create your own box harp" with the Autry Museum of the American West. Two additional LACO Family Concerts this season take place on Sunday, April 1 ("Fool for Dance") and Sunday, May 6 ("Mozart & Me").

Subscriptions, including all three concerts, are available at $51 and $30. Tickets for individual concerts are priced at $12 and $20. Both may be purchased online at laco.org or by calling LACO at 213 622 7001. Tickets to individual concerts will also be available at the venue box office on the day of the concert, if tickets remain. Discounted tickets are available by phone for groups of 12 or more.




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