Equally at home at the keyboard or the podium, Jeffrey Kahane has established an international reputation as a truly versatile artist. During his highly successful tenure as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, he created a number of new initiatives, including Westside Connections, Baroque Conversations, Discover Concerts and Sound Investment, and oversaw the commissioning and first performances of more than fifty works. He is now the orchestra’s conductor laureate.
He has conducted the New York Philharmonic on numerous occasions; additional highlights include conducting a concert version of Kurt Weill’s opera The Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny with the Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, playing and conducting a concert of three Mozart Concertos at New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival and playing and conducting the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival.
Jeffrey Kahane is music director of the Sarasota Music Festival and a professor of keyboard studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.