Our fall 2019 enrollment is now open! Are you a dedicated community musician wanting to explore baroque repertoire, learn baroque playing style and perform concerts?
Our goal is to encourage, support and expand the early music community in Los Angeles, and to be inclusive in our reach to give the maximum number of highly motivated players the opportunity to participate. We kick off our 2019-2020 season with "Surf 'n' Turf" featuring music on themes of earth and water.
While we are primarily a string-based group we welcome and will accept wind players if there is interest. So far, we’ve welcomed alto and tenor recorders, baroque flutes and baroque bassoons to our ranks. Strings include violin, viola, cello, double bass, viols, violone, harpsichord, theorbo and baroque guitar. Owning a baroque instrument is not required, but pitch is set at standardized baroque pitch A=415hz and we generally play in Shifted Vallotti/Young temperament.
Rehearsals Fall 2019:
Weekly: Mondays 7:00 to 9:30 pm (final Monday 7:00 to 10:00 pm) from October 14 through November 18
Dress rehearsal: Saturday, November 23, 1:00-4:00 pm
Seating call: Sunday, November 24, 2:00 pm
Venue: LAB's home at St James' Episcopal Church, 1325 Monterey Road, South Pasadena, CA 91030
Interested in a principal position or solo opportunities with the orchestra? Auditions take place 5:00-6:00 pm at the church, prior to the first rehearsal.
Concert day information:
Concerts at 4:00 pm
With a final seating rehearsal at 2:00 pm
Tickets: All our main season concerts are free. Donations are encouraged but, of course, optional.