In anticipation of LACO’s Mandolin concert on January 23 and 24, Jeffrey Kahane talks about mandolinist Chris Thile’s musical background and praises his “astonishing” Bartok-inspired Mandolin Concerto. He also gives an overview of the other pieces on the program. This clip is an excerpt from an interview with host P.J. Ochlan that was broadcast on Retro 1260 AM.

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2019-20 Orchestral Series

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging 2019-20 Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Bottled at the source

Juan Pablo Contreras, LACO’s on-deck Sound Investment composer, taps the wellspring of his Mexican heritage and the spirit of great nationalist composers in his latest work.

reframe & rearrange

LACO is working alongside Derrick Spiva Jr. — a classical music composer and LACO’s newly appointed artist-educator — to reimagine music education as an opportunity for youth to celebrate cultural differences.