PRE-BROADCAST

Composer Roundtable

HOSTED BY ELLEN REID

💬 LIVE: JANUARY 15 AT 5:30 P.M.

The 45 minute virtual event will be facilitated using the online, social conferencing platform Zoom. This event is being streamed globally. If you are joining us from outside the United States, please use this time zone converter to check your local live streaming time.

Panelists

ABOUT ELLEN REID

Ellen Reid, LACO’s Creative Advisor and Composer-in-residence, is one of the most innovative artists of her generation. A composer and sound artist whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring, ensemble and choral writing, she was awarded the 2019 Pulitzer Prize in Music for her opera, p r i s m.

Along with composer Missy Mazzoli, Ellen co-founded the Luna Composition Lab. Luna Lab is a mentorship program for young self-identified female, nonbinary, and gender non-conforming composers. Since the fall of 2019, she has served as Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence for Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra.

Ellen received her BFA from Columbia College, Columbia University and her MA from California Institute of the Arts. She is inspired by music from all over the globe, and she splits her time between her two favorite cities – Los Angeles and New York. Her music is released on Decca Gold.

MORE INFO: https://www.laco.org/people/ellen-reid/

LUNA LAB: https://www.kaufmanmusiccenter.org/luna-lab/

ABOUT JUAN PABLO CONTRERAS

Juan Pablo Contreras is a Latin GRAMMY®-nominated composer and Universal Music recording artist who combines Western classical and Mexican folk music in a single soundscape.

MORE INFO: https://www.juanpablocontreras.com/

ABOUT MIGUEL DEL ÁGUILA

Three-time Grammy-nominated American composer Miguel del Aguila is among the most distinctive and highly regarded composers of his generation, with over 120 works that couple drama and driving rhythm with nostalgic nods to his South American roots. His music, recorded in 45 CDs, has been hailed as “brilliant and witty” (The New York Times), “sonically dazzling” (Los Angeles Times), and “exquisitely imaginative” (Fanfare).

Learn More: https://migueldelaguila.com/about/

ABOUT JP JOFRE

Juan Pablo Jofre Romarion aka JP Jofre, is an award-winning bandoneon player and composer. Mr. Jofre has been repeatedly highlighted by the New York Times and praised as one of today’s leading artists by Great Performers at Lincoln Center. His music has been recorded by Paquito D’ RiveraOrpheus Chamber Orchestra and choreographed/performed by ballet-star Herman Cornejo (Principal Dancer of the American Ballet Theatre) among others.

Learn More: https://www.jpjofre.com/bio/

ABOUT JIMMY LÓPEZ

An “undeniably exciting composer” (Opera News), with “a brilliant command of orchestral timbres and textures” (Dallas Morning News) and “a virtuoso mastery of the modern orchestra” (The New Yorker), López has created works performed by leading orchestras around the world and in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, Gewandhaus Lepzig, Kennedy Center, Vienna’s Musikverein, Konzerthaus Berlin, Nordic Music Days, the 2010 Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, and the Aspen, Tanglewood, and Grant Park music festivals. “Fiesta!”, one of his most famous works, has received 100 performances worldwide making it one of the most performed contemporary orchestral works. “

Learn More: https://www.jimmylopez.com/

ABOUT CLOSE QUARTERS

LACO’s new streaming series 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.

Close Quarters is a Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra original series and you can find it for free on YoutubeFacebook and our website.