LA’s community baroque orchestra directed by violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon in the next of their one hour concert at St. James’ celebrating 300th-400th birthdays and one end-of-life anniversary. Alexa Haynes-Pilon features as soloist in a cello concerto by Neapolitan composer Leonardo Leo, plus works by Biber, Bertali, Rosenmüller and Swedish composer Zellbell. Followed by LAB’s regular cheese and wine reception in the Guild Room. Free concert entry, but donations are gratefully accepted.
Los Angeles Baroque (LAB) is LA's only community baroque orchestra, directed by violinist Lindsey Strand-Polyak and cellist Alexa Haynes-Pilon. Founded in 2016, LAB gives dedicated community, student and professional musicians from across greater Los Angeles regular opportunities to explore repertoire, learn baroque playing style (suitable for music composed c1600-1750) and perform. LAB gives three main season concerts a year at its home of St. James' in South Pasadena, hosts workshops, and undertakes community outreach projects and performance collaborations. LAB's goal is to encourage, support and expand the early music community in Los Angeles, and to be inclusive in reach to give all highly motivated players the opportunity to participate.
*Image: The Dancing Couple, by Jan Steen (1663), the Widener Collection