Guest conductor Karina Canellakis, winner of the 2016 Sir Georg Solti Conducting Award, makes her second Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra appearance to lead the US premiere of Dai Fujikura’s Secret Forest, Beethoven’s energetic and uplifting Symphony No. 2 in D Major and Mozart’s dramatic Piano Concerto No. 24 in C Minor, performed by a gifted pianist David Fray.
Performances are on Saturday, April 21, 8 p.m. in Glendale’s Alex Theatre and Sunday, April 22 7 p.m. in Royce Hall. Fujikura’s work has been described as a riot of imaginative bird and insect noise – well worth exploring.