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Weilerstein, Hakhnazaryan lift L.A. Chamber Orchestra with youthful vigor
Weilerstein, Hakhnazaryan lift L.A. Chamber Orchestra with youthful vigor

Youth was served in Glendale’s Alex Theatre by the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Making his debut on the podium with LACO on Saturday night was Joshua Weilerstein -- born 1987, not long ago a Los Angeles Philharmonic Dudamel Fellow, more recently assistant conductor of the New York Philharmonic. The soloist was the Armenian cellist Narek Hakhnazaryan, born in 1988, one of the last protegés of the revered Mstislav Rostropovich. And there was a piece on the program by Joseph Hallman, born in 1979, which made him the oldster of the three. At the pre-concert talk, an audience member made note of the irony of this youthful trio onstage and the advanced average age of those...

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