Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, our Orchestra’s first SESSION of the 2018-19 season featured the world premiere of “The Body Overcome” by Derrick Spiva Jr., hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

Derrick Spiva Jr.
Artist-Educator and Composer Derrick Spiva Jr.

“These composers and their music serve as bridges between musical traditions, emphasizing the connections between things that may initially appear to be dissimilar,” says Derrick, who served as our Composer In Residence in the 2015-16 season and is noted for conducting, composing and teaching styles that reflect the multicultural atmosphere of Los Angeles, where he lives and works.

SESSION continues in Winter 2019 with conductor/composer Matthias Pintscher and in spring 2019 with conductor/composer and wild Up director Christopher Rountree, whose work stands at the intersection of classical music, new music, performance art and pop.

Photos by Michelle Shiers Photography.

SESSION is made possible by Ruth L. Eliel & Bill Cooney, Howard & Judith Jelinek, Leslie Lassiter, Clare Baren & David Dwiggins, NancyBell Coe & William Burke and Fariba Ghaffari.

adventure pack: final four

A four concert package geared to the first-timer that showcases the ensemble’s artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers. Includes tickets to hear the Mozart Requiem conducted by Jaime Martín in his debut performance as music director designate.

adventure pack: pushing the envelope

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a four concert package aimed at adventurous listeners featuring World Premieres from composers James Newton Howard, Sarah Gibson and Juan Pablo Contreras as well as the West Coast premiere of Grammy award-winning Bryce Dessner’s Voy A Dormir.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.