Since the start of the World Series, a couple of local arts groups have been engaging in friendly feuds with their LA counterparts. Before Game 1 of the World Series, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra posted a video of their Principal Horn Player, Michael Thornton, wearing a Dodgers cap while performing “Take Me out to…
Archives for October 2017
You know that World Series has galvanized all aspects of the city when it’s even extended to chamber music as orchestras from Houston and Los Angeles have entered into a friendly rivalry over the Astros-Dodgers face-off.
Stereotypically, an artist is a perfectionist, a lonely individualist relentlessly slaving over his or her work. Though there’s some truth to that characterization, artists are often introspective, constantly challenged by their own criticism and motivation. Yet, as a member of a corps de ballet or a chamber orchestra, for example, an individual is often not meant to stand out but rather blend into the whole.
The pumpkins are out, as are the ghosts and goblins. Fall is upon us, and the River Oaks Chamber Orchestra (ROCO) is joining in the festivities.
ROCO offers a new take on an October tradition with its inaugural Musical Trick-or-Treat, where instead of candy being the reward at the door, it’s a musical performance. Audience members will travel in groups to four different historic Heritage Society homes. At each stop, they will hear a short piece of music performed by a single musician.