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Pianist/conductor Jeffrey Kahane, Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, conducts Mozart Concerto No. 22 in E-flat K.482 from the keyboard, plus the Barber Symphony No. 1 and Lutoslawski Symphony No. 4. Kahane, who recently began performing/conducting concerti using an iPad as his score, will find kindred technological spirits at NEC, home to the Borromeo Quartet, which has been playing from laptop computers for years. Kahane has other ties to the Boston area as well. He was one of the founders of the Gardner Chamber Orchestra at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and led that ensemble as artistic director from 1991-95. He was also the first recipient of the Andrew Wolf Chamber Music Award, created to honor the late pianist Andrew Wolf who had headed the All-Newton Music School.
Jeffrey Kahane Biography:
Now in his 15th season as Music Director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Jeffrey Kahane is equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium. He has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist, recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov and John Adams.
Since making his Carnegie Hall debut in 1983, Kahane has given recitals in many of the nation's major music centers including New York, Chicago, Boston, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Atlanta. He appears as soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Rotterdam Philharmonic, Israel Philharmonic and the Leipzig Gewandhaus, and is also a popular figure at all of the major US summer festivals. Kahane is equally well-known for his collaborations with artists and chamber ensembles such as Yo-Yo Ma, Dawn Upshaw, Joshua Bell, Thomas Quasthoff and the Emerson and Takacs Quartets.
Kahane made his conducting debut at the Oregon Bach Festival in 1988. Since then he has guest conducted orchestras such as the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics, Philadelphia Orchestra, Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Academy of St. Martin's in the Fields, and the Chicago, Detroit, St. Louis, Baltimore, Indianapolis, Dallas and New World symphonies among others. Kahane concluded his tenure as Music Director of the Colorado Symphony in June 2010 and was Music Director of the Santa Rosa Symphony for ten seasons. He has received much recognition for his innovative programming and commitment to education and community involvement with all three orchestras and received 2007 ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming for his work in both Los Angeles and Denver.
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