Shin, Reid + Britten

Virtual Event

Premiered on May 21

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

Grace Oh

Violin I

Josefina Vergara

Principal Second Violin

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Second Violin

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


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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