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Make this L.A. Chamber Orchestra guest conductor feel at home
Make this L.A. Chamber Orchestra guest conductor feel at home

With Jeffrey Kahane having announced that he will step down as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 2017, it is safe to assume that any guest conductor is a candidate for the position. There's time. The search will likely be long and extensive. Then again, LACO could make life easy for itself. Karina Canellakis' debut with the orchestra was over the weekend. I heard her at UCLA's Royce Hall Sunday night. In the old days, when cigar-chomping autocrats ran orchestras and couldn't care less about boards or committees, they simply signed as they saw fit. Canellakis is an astonishing musician. If this were the old days, she would already have a contract....

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