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.

ach 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 providl;e critical underwriting for the composer’s fee and costs of the premiere concerts.

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A membership contribution of $300 or more gives you:

  • access 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

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

  • mon, oct 5, 2015
  • wed, feb 24, 2016
  • wed, may 11, 2016
contact info

Contact Michelle Weger, director of institutional giving, at 213 622 7001 × 203 or michelleweger@laco.org for more information about joining Sound Investment.

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2016 sound investment composer: matthew aucoin

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photo Todd Rosenberg

photo Todd Rosenberg

Composer, conductor, pianist and poet Matthew Aucoin calls classical music “one of the freest, wildest art forms I know.” Composing at age four and playing an entire opera score from memory on piano at 11, Aucoin immersed himself in jazz and indie rock during his teens, which ultimately influenced his compositional voice and his choice to study literature at Harvard. Best known for his operatic and chamber works, the 25-year-old has been commissioned by Lyric Opera Chicago, American Repertory Theater and radio program This American Life, and had works premiered by the likes of baritone Rod Gilfry and cellist Yo-Yo Ma. Appointed the Metropolitan Opera’s youngest-ever assistant conductor, Aucoin will lead the world premiere of his new work for LACO in May 2016.

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questions?

Contact Michelle Weger, director of institutional giving, at 213 622 7001 × 203 or michelleweger@laco.org for more information about joining Sound Investment.