JAN 29 AT 6:30 P.M. (PDT)

Close Quarters: Episode 7

"The Soldier's Tale" (pt. 1) + Spiva

Stravinsky’s theatrical work “L’Histoire du soldat” (The Soldier’s Tale), written for septet and three actors, is about a soldier named Joseph who is tricked by the devil to sell his fiddle for financial gain. Inspired by the work, LACO Artistic Advisor and composer Derrick Spiva Jr. utilizes the same combination of instruments and actors for his LACO commission, “Mother of Bravery.” Spiva’s text explores the path from fear to bravery, a path of self-discovery and commitment to everyday brave small and big actions.

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LACO Commission, World Premiere

Derrick Spiva Jr.

Mother of Bravery

10 minutes

Event Schedule

Calendar for "The Soldier's Tale" (pt. 1) + Spiva

  • 6:30pm

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Livestream event

Livestream event

January 29, 2021 6:30pm


LACO’s new premium streaming series – which premieres November 6 – 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 Fall season broadcast schedule.

Learn More download the schedule now (pdf)!

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Viewers who wish to support LACO and the artists on screen are encouraged to visit laco.org/donate or call (213) 622-7001, EXT. 4.


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