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Conductor Jeffrey Kahane withdraws from December concerts at L.A. Chamber Orchestra

December 2, 2010 | 11:49 am

Kahane The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has announced that conductor Jeffrey Kahane has had to withdraw from his December concerts with the group due to his continued recuperation from an extended illness. In September, Kahane canceled his season-opening appearances with the orchestra as a result of a bout with mononucleosis, according to the organization.

Pianist Anne-Marie McDermott is scheduled to replace Kahane for the Baroque Conversations series concert Dec. 9 at Zipper Concert  Hall. Michael Stern, music director of the Kansas City Symphony (and Isaac Stern's son), will take the podium Dec. 11 at the Alex Theatre in Glendale, and Dec. 12 at UCLA’s Royce Hall.

Kahane has served as music director of the L.A. Chamber Orchestra for 14 seasons. His most recent withdrawal is the latest in a string of cancellations for the conductor. Kahane bowed out of the orchestra's final series of concerts for the 2009-10 season due to his mother's illness.

-- David Ng

Photo: Jeffrey Kahane. Credit: Los Angeles Times

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