sound investment

Have you ever listened to a favorite symphony or concerto and wondered what life experiences and inspiration shaped the composer’s ideas, how the orchestra players reacted upon first reading the new score or how the composer felt as musicians finally gave sonic life to notes on paper? When you commission a new work of music through LACO’s Sound Investment program, you can get your own answers, straight from the artist’s mouth.

Each season, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra commissions and premieres a new piece of music composed especially to suit its unparalleled musical talents. As an “investor,” you will be invited to a series of intimate salons where you can meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work. Sound Investment membership contributions provide critical underwriting for the composer’s fee and costs of the premiere concerts.

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investing in a commission offers a wealth of returns

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sound investment plus ($500):

  • invitation for two to a reading of the full score at LACO rehearsal
  • a signed copy of the score
  • plus all Sound Investment benefits

  • sound investment ($300):

  • access for two people to three salons with the Sound Investment composer
  • a pair of tickets to the world premiere performance of the new work
  • your name on the dedication page of the printed score
  • salon info for the 2017-18 season

    Join us for salons with the composer throughout the season to ask questions about how music is made and bond with fellow investors.

  • tue jun 6 2017
  • tue nov 14 2017
  • thu feb 22 2018
  • sound investment plus reading: thu oct 12 2017
  • premiere: sat feb 24 & sun feb 25 2018
  • contact info

    Contact Monica Miklas, assistant director of events & projects, at 213 622 7001 × 207 or monicamiklas@laco.org for more information about joining Sound Investment.

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    2017-18 sound investment composer: ellen reid

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    Reid photo James Matthew Daniel

    Reid photo James Matthew Daniel

    Ellen Reid is a composer and sound artist whose work “brims with canny invention” (LA Weekly). Reid’s work is largely collaborative and takes the form of opera, chamber music, electronic pop songs, immersive interactive media, and scores for film and theater. Reid’s work has been hailed as “ineffably moving” by Marc Swed of the LA Times, “radiant” by Alex Ross of the New Yorker, and it’s been said that her vocal writing would “make you believe that the mythical sirens really existed” (KCRW). This season, Reid is an Artist in Residence at National Sawdust, where she will collaborate with wild Up, Beth Morrison Projects, Brooklyn Youth Chorus, Jodie Landau, Royce Vavrek and Vision Into Art. Her piece for LAPQ was included on LA Phil’s Noon to Midnight festival, and her music in Buster’s Mal Heart- starring Rami Malek- was heard at the Toronto Film Festival. Her upcoming projects include a 40-minute work for the Los Angeles Master Chorale, solo cello piece for Johannes Moser, Prism with Roxie Perkins and James Darrah (produced by BMP), The Colony with filmmaker Sarah Adina Smith, a commission from Opera America, and an album of electronic pop songs. She and Missy Mazzoli co-founded Luna Composition Lab, a mentorship program directed at young self-identified female and gender non-conforming composers, in partnership with Face The Music. Ellen received her BFA from Columbia University and her MA from California Institute of the Arts. She splits her time between her two favorite cities – Los Angeles and New York.

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    questions?

    Contact Monica Miklas, assistant director of events & projects, at 213 622 7001 × 207 or monicamiklas@laco.org for more information about joining Sound Investment.