Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz’s Season Opening – Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) – the innovative performance space at Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles – kicks off its’ 17th season in grand style on Friday, September 15, 2017 at 8pm with an exclusive performance of the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra conducted by Maestro Carlo Ponti.

Carlo Ponti and the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra return to the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz with gripping musical masterpieces by Camille Saint-Saens and Dmitri Shostakovich framing Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s most admired orchestral work.

The 75 minutes concert with an intermission will take place at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz.

The performance will feature a catered pre-concert reception at 7:30pm. Individual tickets are $40 for adults and $25 for students.

The September 15th, 2017 performance will mark the beginning of the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra’s 2017 – 2018 subscription concert series of two performances at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz as its’ official orchestra-in-residence for the upcoming season.

A subscription package including both concerts from the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra’s 2017 – 2018 subscription concert series of 2 performances at the Theatre Raymond Kabbaz is available at $56 for adults and $32 for students.

This all-inclusive option includes access to both Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra 2017 – 2018 performances at the Theatre on September 15, 2017, including pre-concert reception, and May 24, 2018.

17th Season Launch

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz

10361 W. Pico Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90064

Friday, September 15, 2017


Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra conducted by Maestro Carlo Ponti.

The 75 minutes concert with an intermission.


Individual tickets and packages are available online here.


TRK’s 2017/2018 Season Opening Night with the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra wishes to acknowledge

the support of the Italian Institute in Los Angeles, and Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles.


Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra:

Reflecting it’s mission to serve as a catalyst in reaffirming, advocating and supporting music education in schools and in the community, the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra, in partnership with Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles, will allocate all net profit from its’ subscription concerts at Theatre Raymond Kabbaz towards the advancement and support of music education programs in educational institutions, including Le Lycée Français de Los Angeles’ Music Department.

Maestro Carlo Ponti:

Maestro Carlo Ponti is known for taking audiences of all ages on musical journeys of unique interpretive depth and has won numerous prizes for his dedication to the advancement of young musical talent. Ponti has been associate conductor of the Russian National Orchestra since 2000, served as music director and principal conductor of the San Bernardino Symphony from 2001 to 2012, and in 2013 founded the Los Angeles Virtuosi Orchestra – an ensemble that emphasizes music’s educational value,

He has also appeared with the Simon Bolivar Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta de Valencia, Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra, Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg, Orchestra del Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, Coro e Orchestra del Teatro San Carlo, Roma Sinfonietta Orchestra, Orchestra della Repubblica di San Marino, Orchestra della Magna Grecia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Galicia, Orquesta Sinfonica de Mineria, Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra, Ural Philharmonic Orchestra, Samara Philharmonic Orchestra, Tbilisi State Opera Orchestra, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, Budapest Strings, Budapest Concert Orchestra, Alba Regia Symphony Orchestra, Cyprus Symphony Orchestra, Napa Valley Symphony, Verbier Festival Orchestra, Sphinx Symphony Orchestra, American Youth Symphony, Pro Arte Orchestra and UCLA Philharmonia.

Celebrated as “a brilliant debut” (Audio and Record), Ponti’s recording with the Russian National Orchestra of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition on Pentatone Classics quickly garnered critical acclaim. A second album with the RNO featuring Rimsky-Korsakov’s Scheherazade was hailed as “superb” (All Music) and “a work in which every little instrumental timbre has a meaning all its own” (Audio Video Club of Atlanta).

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz:

Theatre Raymond Kabbaz (TRK) is a non-profit institution dedicated to the promotion of art and culture in the West Los Angeles area. This 220-seat theater welcomes multidisciplinary and multicultural shows.

TRK’s mission is to be an open window on French and international cultures and to inspire and sustain a lifelong appreciation for the arts.

“The goal of our programming is to produce a range of live performances with an eclectic array of creative artists from around the world,” says Pierre Leloup, Théâtre Raymond Kabbaz Director, “Our events bring diverse cultural traditions from across the globe to our stage, enriching the lives of our students and attendees from the greater Los Angeles area.”


Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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