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A little traveling music for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
A little traveling music for the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

    If you had to pin a theme upon the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s season-opening program at the Alex Theatre Saturday night, it wouldn’t be “Beethoven 5,” as the program book simply called it. A more fitting one would have been “Travel.” First came a journey to Australia with Brisbane-born, now L.A.-based composer Cameron Patrick, then a rarely-performed piano concerto from that inveterate traveller Camille Saint-Saëns, and finally a trip back home, as it were, to the very core of the classical repertoire, Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony. Beethoven was there to pull the people into the tent, but the other pieces found music...

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