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LA Opera Orchestra at Home

Posted on: May 28, 2020

Even though our stage is dark and our pit is empty, the LA Opera Orchestra hasn’t stopped performing.  

Roberto Cani, Hana Kim, John Walz, and Steven Becknell are breaking out their instruments and filling your homes with the sweet sounds of their world-class artistry.  But before we get into their musical stylings, our Richard Seaver Music Director, James Conlon, notes:  

These four talented musicians comprise just a fraction of the 61 artists who make up the core roster of the LA Opera Orchestra. They are all characterized not only by their instrumental virtuosity, but by their flexibility and musicianship, both of which are essential qualities in contributing to a great orchestra. With your help, we can provide support for the hundreds of artists and staff whose livelihoods have been effected. The LA Opera Relief Fund will provide much needed relief for those impacted by production cancellations and will help us continue to support our community during this unprecedented time.

We hope to play for you live, soon again. 

- James Conlon

If you're in a position to donate, please consider (and do) that

First up is 
Roberto Cani, our Stuart Canin Concertmaster. He’s playing two movements from Bach's A Minor Sonata on his violin. Listen in below. 

Next is Hana Kim, one of our First Violins.
She performs Loure and Gavotte en Rondeau of the E Major Partita by J.S. Bach from her home.

John Walz, our Principal Cello, performs BACH SARABANDE FROM Bach's CELLO SUITE NO. 3 from his living room
that you can enjoy in yours. 

Last but certainly not least is Steven Becknell, our Principal Horn. He plays the opening from Verdi’s masterpiece,
Don Carlo, which is set for four horns. 

Thanks for tuning in. We hope you enjoyed the sounds of our orchestra as much as we did.  Want to check out more of what LAO at Home has to offer?

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