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Three-time Grammy Award-winning violinist Hilary Hahn will make her only LA appearance this year in Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s season-opening concert. And equally big news: College students can see the concert for the equivalent of a dollar when they buy an All Access Pass.

Hilary Hahn

Hilary Hahn will perform in LACO's season opener. / Photo by Michael Patrick O'Leary, courtesy of LACO

Hahn will perform Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins and Violin Concerto in E major with LACO Concertmaster Margaret Batjer led by guest conductor Gemma New on Sept. 29, at Glendale’s Alex Theatre, and Sept. 30, at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

The concert also features LACO Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence Andrew Norman’s Try, a U.S. premiere of Franco Donatoni’s Eco and Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 4, “Italian.” Following each performance, the audience is invited to a free post-concert party in the lobby to celebrate LACO’s season opening.

Hahn and Batjer recorded Bach’s Concerto for Two Violins in 2003 for Deutsche Grammophon with LACO and LACO Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane. On Oct. 5, Hahn will release a highly anticipated new album of Bach sonatas and partitas for solo violin on Decca Classics, which is the follow-up (some 21 years later) to her debut album, Hilary Hahn Plays Bach, recorded when she was just 17 to great critical and popular success.

Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, 216 N. Brand Blvd., Glendale 91203
Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, 7 pm, Royce Hall, 340 Royce Drive, Los Angeles 90095

Tickets start at $28. For information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s 2018-19 season or to order tickets, call (213) 622-7001 or visit www.laco.org.

All Access Pass

College students ages 17 to 30 can enjoy one of the best bargains in the city with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s “Campus to Concert Hall All Access Pass,” which provides admission to some 30 LACO concerts and events for $30, the equivalent of just $1 per ticket.

Fortunate pass-holders can attend LACO’s 2018-19 season performances at some of Southern California’s leading venues, including all eight Orchestral Series concerts at Glendale’s Alex Theatre and UCLA’s Royce Hall; three In Focus chamber music programs at Santa Monica’s Moss Theater and San Marino’s Huntington Gardens; four Baroque Conversations programs at downtown LA’s Zipper Hall and in Santa Monica at St. Monica Catholic Church and First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica; and three Sound Investment salons where attendees meet and mingle with a composer and learn about their artistic process.

As an added bonus, the All Access Pass includes access to performance after-parties to mingle with musicians; advance reservation privileges; and the option to reserve up to three additional tickets at just $8 each for college friends (valid college ID required).

“Campus to Concert Hall All Access Passes” are available online at laco.org or by calling LACO at (213) 622-7001.