Tonight I had the pleasure of attending the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s Westside Connections concert at the Moss Theater in Santa Monica. Their special guest was Richard Montoya, a very talented writer/actor/filmmaker. He read from his work, a delightful, very effective means of political satire, which I found both extremely funny and often right on target.
The musicians were all excellent, and the special program was curated and hosted by the adventurous Margaret Batjer. I particularly enjoyed the Trio for Harp, Flute and Viola by Chavez, and especially the Dvorak String Quartet No. 12. The Dvorak soared exquisitely, and the four musicians were especially well-blended and moved as one. Wonderful music and performances all around!
For more information about the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, visit laco.org. For more about Mr. Montoya, visit the Culture Clash website, he is a member: cultureclash.com.