Building on its recent and historic catalog of recordings, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is set to begin recording the follow-up to their 2019 record, Jalbert, Bach, Part & Vasks: Music for Violin & Orchestra.

LACO Music Director Jaime Martín

The first live recording date — set for LACO’s November 16-17 concert weekend — has Jaime Martín and the Orchestra joining forces with Principal Bass David Grossman and GRAMMY Award-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli to tackle Dark With Excessive Bright for Double Bass and Strings.

The upcoming live-concert performance of Dark With Excessive Bright will be produced by GRAMMY award-winning producer Judith Sherman.

Martín recently made a series of recordings for Ondine Records with the Gävle Symphony Orchestra. The series included the Brahms Serenades, Songs of Destiny, Brahms choral works with the Eric Ericson Chamber Choir and a recording of the Brahms Piano Quartet arranged by Schoenberg. He has also recorded Schubert Symphony No. 9 and Beethoven Symphony No. 3 “Eroica” with Orquestra de Cadaqués and various discs with the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra for Tritó Records.

⁠Marking their first appearance on Swedish record label BIS, and produced by ten-time Grammy Award-winner Judith Sherman, the disc features concertante violin works performed by concertmaster Margaret Batjer.

⁠Jalbert, Bach, Part & Vasks: Music for Violin & Orchestra, LACO’s latest release, marks their first appearance on Swedish record label BIS, and was also produced by Judith Sherman. The disc features concertante violin works performed by concertmaster Margaret Batjer.

Grammy-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli was recently deemed “one of the more consistently inventive, surprising composers now working in New York” (The New York Times) and “Brooklyn’s post-millennial Mozart” (Time Out New York). Mazzoli is LACO’s 2019/20 Artist-in-residence and her music has been performed all over the world by the Kronos Quartet, eighth blackbird, pianist Emanuel Ax, Opera Philadelphia, Scottish Opera, LA Opera, Cincinnati Opera, New York City Opera, Chicago Fringe Opera, the Detroit Symphony and the LA Philharmonic. In 2018 she was nominated for a Grammy in the category of “Best Classical Composition” for her work Vespers for Violin, recorded by violinist Olivia De Prato.

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