“Chamber music has a sense of closeness, intimacy and proximity. But, right now, we are all at home. We are all isolated. We’re all living in Close Quarters.” –James Darrah, Creative Director of Digital Content.

Director and Designer James Darrah joins forces with “America’s finest chamber orchestra” and Music Director Jaime Martín to create a digital series at the intersection of music, art and film that celebrates the essence of L.A.

Close Quarters — LACO’s new premium streaming series — features classical music performances set to compelling visual elements. Each musical composition from the “Close Quarters” season is paired with a mix of visual art and movement in a way that embraces the use of cutting-edge film and cinema techniques.

This series, available for free starting November 6, features images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud, an historical industrial space in L.A.’s Chinatown. The studio —  a creative hub for L.A.-based artists and filmmakers — will create works in a variety of mediums inspired by the Orchestra’s music.

This groundbreaking collaboration presents a new avenue for classical music and a unique look at what the future can hold in balancing music, art and technology 

“I look forward to working closely with James Darrah, whose compelling artistry will greatly enrich our new virtual platform.”  – Jaime Martin, Music Director



James Darrah at LACO is generously underwritten by Ruth Eliel and Bill Cooney.

Border Crossings Part 1 is sponsored by Anne + Jeffrey Grausam. This episode is dedicated to the memory of baroque music champion, Warner Henry, and in honor of the Henry Family.

Appalachian Spring is sponsored by Diane Henderson.

Bach’s Brandenburg 5 is sponsored by Ned + Dana NewmanTereza Stanislav is sponsored by Hilda Herrera Adler. Additional support for Jaime Martín + Jeffrey Kahane comes from Dr. Hervey + Doris Segall. 

López, Montgomery + Contreras is sponsored by Gary Larsen.

Contreras, Del Águila + Jofre is sponsored by Anne-Marie + Alex Spataru. Additional support for this program comes from Evelyn + Stephen Block and Anna Rosicka + H. Allen Evans.

‘The Soldier’s Tale’ is sponsored by Ann Graham Ehringer and Bill + Priscilla Kennedy.


Steinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

The Orchestra also receives public funding via grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.



We stream our broadcasts on Youtube and Facebook and they are subsequently available on demand at LACO AT HOME.

*Please note that these performances are pre-recorded and are not open to the public. Also, due to the fluid nature of the COVID-19 pandemic, all programs, artists, dates, times and prices are subject to change.



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