On Thursday, July 1, LACO travels to The Huntington in San Marino, to give the first live performance in Rothenberg Hall since it, too, was temporarily shut down due to the pandemic. The centerpiece of the program is the original 1915 version of de Falla’s extraordinary sung ballet El amor brujo conducted by Martín and featuring celebrated mezzo soprano, LA’s own Suzanna Guzmán. Martín also leads Debussy’s iconic Prélude à “L’après-midi d’un faune” and the world premiere of Kimani Bridges’ The Flower.

“We can’t wait to see LACO’s dedicated fans and supporters back in the concert hall to express our gratitude to them,” says LACO Executive Director Ben Cadwallader. “We’ve been looking forward to this moment for such a long time and it’s a huge boost to the entire LACO family.”

Both programs will be recorded for the second season of SummerFest, LACO’s highly regarded digital chamber music series, which will stream weekly beginning in July at no cost on LACO’s YouTube channel.

LACO recognizes the generous support of the Colburn Foundation and the Andrew W. Mellon FoundationSteinway is the official piano of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. The Orchestra also receives public funding via grants from the City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra SummerFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall is made possible by a generous leadership gift from Terri + Jerry Kohl.

SummerFest with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is sponsored by the Alan G. and Jane A. Lehman Foundation.