German conductor Christof Perick was named today as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for the 1992 season.
The orchestra’s current director, Iona Brown, will continue through the 1991-92 season. She was appointed to the post in February, 1987, and has been invited to continue her association with the ensemble by performing two weeks of concerts in subsequent seasons.
Perick, born in Hamburg in 1946, has conducted many of the world’s major orchestras including the Berlin, New York, Vienna and Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as the N.H.K Symphony in Japan.
His association with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra began in April, 1987. Every year since then, he has conducted the orchestra in works ranging from Mozart and Beethoven to Strauss and Stravinsky. This season, he will conduct the Chamber Orchestra in two of its five Mozart Festival programs.