LA gains $1.5 million to honour an oboe

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has just landed the largest gift in its history – a check for $1.5 million from philanthropists Carol and Warner Henry.

The donation is for the Allan Vogel Chair, named after the LACO’s former principal oboe Allan Vogel, who retired last year after 44 years in the seat.


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  • Cool. Alan Vogel was (is?) a great player, not as well known as many of his contemporaries perhaps due to LACO’s somewhat lower international profile.

  • Fantastic news! Allan Vogel has been an esteemed faculty member of the Sarasota Music Festival for many years and is MUCH appreciated here in Sarasota. And it’s “is” — not “was!”

  • Allan has many fans in Eugene, from his years playing brilliantly at the Oregon Bach Festival.
    What a beautiful honor for a great player!

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