Beyond the Horizon

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Live Premiere: May 7 at 6:30 P.M. (PT)

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The creative and collaborative interweaving of classical music with elements of social justice, language, and improvisation has made Jessie Montgomery one of America’s most relevant and sought-after composers. For the second episode of her Close Quarters musical curationMontgomery is working directly with episode director Isabel Leonard to craft an original work of video art incorporating the composer’s brilliant and eclectic program with cinematic footage of the orchestra. Isabel Leonard, internationally known as a Grammy Award-winning mezzo-soprano, makes her directorial debut with this episode of Close Quarters. 

‘Beyond The Horizon’ is sponsored by Ruth Eliel + Bill Cooney. Additional support for this program comes from Raulee Marcus.


Nadia Sirota

music producer

Tereza Stanislav

assistant concertmaster

Josefina Vergara

principal second violin

Erik Rynearson

principal viola

Andrew Shulman

principal cello

James Darrah

Art Director

Lezley Saar

Fine Artist

Yee Eun Nam

Visual Artist


LACO’s new premium streaming series – returning March 12 – presents a new avenue for classical music and a unique look at what the future can hold in balancing music, art and movement.

Close Quarters features classical music performances set to images and art created and processed in a first-of-its-kind digital studio at Wilhardt + Naud. Music Director Jaime Martín and Director and Designer James Darrah seek to create a digital series that celebrates collaboration in an age of isolation.

Learn More about Close Quarters

Close Quarters is a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra original series and you can find it for free on Youtube, Facebook and our website. We’ve created a printer-friendly version of the Spring season broadcast schedule.

Learn More download the schedule now (pdf)!

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