Building on its recent and historic catalog of recordings, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is recording Mazzoli’s work as part of a follow-up to their 2019 record, Jalbert, Bach, Part & Vasks: Music for Violin & Orchestra. 

The first live recording dates —  LACO’s November 2019 concerts —  had Jaime Martín and the Orchestra joining forces with Principal Bass David Grossman and GRAMMY Award-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli to tackle Dark With Excessive Bright for Double Bass and Strings. 

Take a glimpse behind-the-scenes as David Grossman discusses Dark With Excessive Bright for Double Bass with the composer: Missy Mazzoli.

Our first LACO AT HOME broadcast — in March 2020 — featured the West Coast premiere of Mazzoli’s Dark With Excessive Bright for double bass and strings performed by Grossman.

More about Missy Mazzoli

GRAMMY-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (The New York Times) and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York). Mazzoli is LACO’s 2019/20 Artist-in-residence and her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanuel Ax, Opera Philadelphia, Scottish Opera, LA Opera, Cincinnati Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago Fringe Opera, the Detroit Symphony and the LA Philharmonic. In 2018 she was nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Classical Composition” for her work Vespers for Violin, recorded by violinist Olivia De Prato.

More about David Grossman

Double bassist and composer David J. Grossman enjoys a multi-faceted musical career on both the East and West Coasts. Born and educated in New York City, he joined the New York Philharmonic as its youngest member in Spring 2000, and has continued to be a member since.


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