Shin, Reid + Britten

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In this star-studded episode, guest conductor Grant Gershon leads a LACO-commissioned world premiere by Sound Investment Composer Peter S. ShinLumee’s Dream from Ellen Reid’s Pulitzer Prize-winning opera p r i s m, and Britten’s Les illuminations. Shin’s premiere incorporates animation and drawn portraiture by visual artist Jian Lee. The pioneering nature of this collaboration lies in the fact that Shin and Lee are actively working together to conjure up visuals as the piece is written in real time throughout the multi-month artistic process. Britten’s Les illuminations and Ellen Reid’s Lumee’s Dream spotlights internationally renowned soprano and native Californian Nicole Cabell in her LACO debut.

The Britten and Reid selections are cinematic in natureand will be woven together by a new opera dance-theater film by director George Miller and choreographer Rebecca Steinberg—exploring the deeply complex array of relationships present throughout this wisely-curated pair of repertoire.

Read the text  for Britten‘s Les illuminations and Ellen Reid‘s Lumee’s Dream.

‘Shin, Reid + Britten’ is sponsored in part by Peggy + Jack Falcon.


Tereza Stanislav

Acting Concertmaster

Julie Gigante

Acting Assistant Concertmaster

Grace Oh

Violin I

Josefina Vergara

Principal Second Violin

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Second Violin

Erik Rynearson

Principal Viola

Andrew Shulman

Principal Cello

Armen Ksajikian

Associate Principal Cello

Giovanna Clayton

Cello + Vocals on Hyo

David Grossman

Principal Bass

David Moore

Acting Associate Principal Bass

Rose Lombardo

Acting Principal Flute

Claire Brazeau

Principal Oboe

Chris Stoutenborough

Acting Principal Clarinet

Damian Montano

Acting Principal Bassoon

Dylan Hart

Acting Principal Horn

Erick Jovel

Acting Principal Trumpet

Wade Culbreath

Principal Timpani

George Miller

Stage Director

Jian Lee

Visual Artist

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