Equally at home at the keyboard or on the podium, Jeffrey Kahane is recognized by audiences around the world for his mastery of a diverse repertoire ranging from Bach, Mozart, and Beethoven to Gershwin, Golijov, and John Adams. He appears as soloist with major orchestras such as the New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Toronto and San Francisco symphonies, and is also a popular artist at all of the major US summer festivals. The 2016-17 season will be Mr. Kahane’s 20th and final season as music director of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. He oversaw a three-week citywide festival in January 2017 that honored the legacies of composer Kurt Weill and civil rights activist Rabbi Joachim Prinz and culminated in Kahane conducting Weill’s final Broadway opera, Lost in the Stars. Additional 2016-17 season highlights include return visits to New York’s Mostly Mozart Festival, where he play/conducts three Mozart concertos; a solo recital for CAL Performances at UC/Berkeley; and re-engagements with the Houston, Oregon, Utah, Colorado, and Alabama symphonies. A graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Mr. Kahane was the First-Prize winner at the 1983 Rubinstein Competition, a finalist at the 1981 Van Cliburn Competition, and the recipient of a 1983 Avery Fisher Career Grant. He is a professor of keyboard studies at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music.