Delicious Sounds: Chefs, Authors, and Food Critics Visit L.A. Chamber Orchestra

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Starting March 1st, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the classical musicians whose portraits often grace the buildings along the Harbor Freeway, will play host to three different food personalities through March and April, including two hailing from Los Angeles. Cookbook author and chef Michael Ruhlman, LA Weekly critic Jonathan Gold, and chef of STREET and Border Grill, Susan Feninger will each be guests of honor during LACO’s “westside connections” performances, though it’s not abundantly clear whether they are involved in personally selecting the music. Of course, the brilliant performances at LACO are treat in themselves; what could be better than an evening indulging in classical music and the musings of some of our cities greatest food minds? Like the Bard said, “If music be the food of love, play on”.

Westside Connections 1 with special guest Michael Ruhlman
Thursday, 01 Mar 2012 @ The Broad Stage

Rossini – String Sonata No. 1 in G major
Giacomo Puccini – Crisantemi (“Chrysanthemums”)
De Falla – Suite Populaire Espagnole (arr. for Violin and Piano from “Popular Spanish Songs” by Kochanski)
Paul Schoenfield – Café Music

Westside Connections 2 with special guest Jonathan Gold
Thursday, 22 Mar 2012 @ The Broad Stage

Bach-  “Ich esse mit Freuden” (“I eat with joy”), from Cantata No. 84
Bernstein – La Bonne Cuisine—Four Recipes for Voice and Piano
William Bolcom – Lime Jello Marshmallow Cottage Cheese Surprise
Timothy Andres – Sorbet Dohnányi Sextet in C major for Piano, Violin, Viola, Cello, Clarient and Horn, Op. 37

Westside Connections 3 with special guest Susan Feniger
Thursday, 05 Apr 2012 @ The Broad Stage 

Saint-Saëns – Fantaisie for Violin and Harp, Op. 124
Bohuslav Martinů – La Revue de Cuisine, Jazz Suite for Clarinet, Bassoon, Trumpet, Violin, Cello and Piano, H. 161
Ravel – String Quartet in F major

Tickets can be purchases online at www.laco.org