• Saturday, Oct 15, 2022 | 8 pm | Royce Hall
  • Sunday, Oct 16, 2022 | 7 pm | Alex Theatre



Both Sound Investment Commission, West Coast Premiere

25 minutes


Symphony No. 9 in d minor, Op. 125, “Choral”

65 minutes

Sat, Oct 15 at 8 P.M.• Royce Hall • Buy TicketsSubscribe and Save

Sun, Oct 16 at 7 P.M. • Alex Theatre • Buy TicketsSubscribe and Save

LACO’s 2022/23 season opens with Music Director Jaime Martín triumphantly leading the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in Beethoven’s transcendent Symphony No. 9.

A constellation of Southern California vocalists, featuring soloists courtesy of LA Opera’s Domingo-Colburn-Stein Young Artist program, round out this powerful and intimate performance of Beethoven’s rousing masterwork.

Contemporary composer Shelley Washington’s new work, Both, an exploration of life beyond the binary, opens the program.

Both is the first of three of LACO’s Sound Investment commissions of the season, and is part of New Music USA’s Amplifying Voices program, which fosters collaboration and collective action between US orchestras and composers toward racial and gender equity in classical music. The initiative creates co-commissions and the sharing of existing repertoire by women and BIPOC composers, and currently features 45+ partner orchestras and nine composers across the nation.

About the Chorus

Members of the Los Angeles Master Chorale will serve as section leaders.

The other 48 choristers are made up contingents from smaller groups including:

  • Los Angeles Master Chorale
  • Gay Men’s Chorus LA
  • Trans Chorus LA
  • Vox Femina
  • USC Chamber Singers
  • Donald Brinegar Singers
  • Choral Arts Initiative
  • Angel City Chorale
  • Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director at Los Angeles Master Chorale, serves as Choir Master.

Questions about tickets or subscriptions for this season? Our box office can be reached Monday through Friday, 12-5pm at 213-221-3920 or at boxoffice@laco.org.


Shelley Washington

2021/22 sound investment composer

Ryan Wolfe

bass baritone

Margaret Batjer


Tereza Stanislav

Assistant Concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

Principal Violin II

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Violin II

Robert Brophy

Acting Principal Viola

Jonathan Moerschel

Acting Associate Principal Viola

Armen Ksajikian

Acting Principal Cello

Trevor Handy

Acting Associate Principal Cello

Myles Yeazell

Cello * LA Orchestra Fellow

Geoffrey Osika

Acting Principal Bass

Rose Lombardo

Acting Principal Flute

Claire Brazeau

Acting Principal Oboe

Chris Stoutenborough

Principal Clarinet

Damian Montano

Acting Principal Basson

Michael Thornton

Principal Horn

David Washburn

Principale Trumpet

Steve Suminski

Guest Principal Trombone

Wade Culbreath

Principal Timpani

Ted Atkatz


Vicki Ray

Acting Principal Piano

Ryan Sweeney

Personel Manager


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Student Rush Tickets

Rush Tickets are available to students for $8 at the box office starting one hour prior to start time. One ticket per valid student ID; subject to availability at the discretion of the box office.