Price + Mendelssohn

Virtual Event

Premiered July 11, 2020

Principal Cello Andrew Shulman joins forces with Concertmaster Margaret Batjer and Andrew von Oeyen — one of the most captivating pianists of his generation — for elegant and insightful interpretations of Florence Price’s “The Deserted Garden” and Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor.


This concert, part of LACO SummerFest, was made possible by a generous gift from Terri +Jerry Kohl.


Florence Price

The Deserted Garden

3 minutes


Piano Trio in D minor

31 minutes


About LACO SummerFest

LACO is excited to announce plans for an innovative new digital concert series: LACO SummerFest 2020. The “Fest” is a series of biweekly, pre-recorded classical music concerts curated by LACO musicians. These 30-minute performances are recorded using newly-released COVID-19 safety guidelines for film and television production in Los Angeles County. The concerts will be shared every other Saturday night beginning July 11 through September 5 on LACO’s social channels and website.

“Our goal for the series is to put our LACO musicians back to work and provide a safe path forward for musical performances to return to L.A. This is built on the thought of being for our town and not for us,” says LACO Executive Director Ben Cadwallader.

The LACO Summer Festival will begin with a professionally-mixed musical performance from the Colburn School’s state-of-the-art, Zipper Hall. Expect lively programs that reflect LACO’s signature mix of adventurous new music and classic chamber music repertoire.

Each broadcast will initially be available at and subsequently on demand at

*Please note that these performances are pre-recorded and are not open to the public.


The LACO Summer Festival was made possible by generous gifts from:
Terri + Jerry Kohl
Leslie Lassiter
Ann + Ray Lowe
Anne-Marie + Alex Spataru and Friends of LACO


LACO SummerFest supports the stellar musicians of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Viewers who wish to support LACO and the artists on screen are encouraged to visit or call (213) 622-7001, EXT. 4.

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A series of biweekly, pre-recorded 30-minute performances created using newly-released COVID-19 safety guidelines for film and television production in Los Angeles County.