2020/21 SEASON: LACO CLOSE QUARTERS

“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

 

SPONSORS 

LACO: Close Quarters season sponsors include:
Anne + Jeff Grausam
Dana + Ned Newman
and Anne-Marie + Alex Spataru.

James Darrah with LACO: Close Quarters is generously underwritten by Ruth Eliel and Bill Cooney.

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.

 

HOW TO WATCH

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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