In the second half of the Concert Preludes before LACO’s Bel Canto concert, Jeffrey Kahane continues his conversation with composer-in-residence Derek Bermel. Jeffrey plays musical examples to illustrate the intricacies and meter of Mr. Bermel’s A shout, a whisper, and a trace. An accomplished clarinetist, Derek Bermel performs excerpts from his works.

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2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.