Metro Art Presents Mahan Esfahani

Historic Ticketing Hall

October 2, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm

We are pleased to collaborate with LA Chamber Orchestra to host a new series of chamber music concerts at Union Station.

Our first presentation features Mahan Esfahani, who has ushered the harpsichord into the mainstream, performing in leading venues with major orchestras across Europe and the Far East. He studied musicology and history at Stanford University and completed his studies with the celebrated Zuzana Ružicková in Prague. He was the BBC New Generation Artist from 2008-10, was shortlisted for the Royal Philharmonic Society “Instrumentalist of the Year,” and Gramophone “Artist of the Year” two years running, and performed the first harpsichord recital in the history of the BBC Proms. In 2016-17 Esfahani was appointed LA Chamber Orchestra’s first ever Baroque Conversations Artistic Partner for the next three seasons. Esfahani recently signed with Deutsche Grammophon, releasing Time Present and Time Past to critical acclaim. His recording of Bach’s Goldberg Variations comes out August 2016.

The mission of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is to enrich and connect our community through intimate and transformative musical experiences which exemplify and foster artistic excellence, education and innovation.

Metro Art Presents showcases free arts and cultural programs at historic Union Station. Produced by Metro Art, the diverse, all ages programming is designed to creatively activate the landmark station, engage the Los Angeles community and attract new riders.

Photo: © Bernhard Musil / DG. Courtesy Deutsche Grammophon