Exciting news: as we reach the first milestone of the epic marathon that is #LACO205, it is time for our first enter-to-win event!

You should hopefully know by now that #LACO205 is the challenge to generate a donation a day for 205 consecutive days (Mon-Fri, including holidays, but not weekends). The streak so far is a respectable fifteen days!

As extra incentive to participate these next few weeks, each person who donates during the month of October will be entered in a drawing to win a special prize package just in time for Halloween. The winner will receive a “Composer/Conductor Kit”, so named for the 18th century composers who also conducted. The dual role of the composer-conductor was typical of the era, and described a few composers you may recognize – Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven.

The lucky winner will receive a package that includes a baton (perfect for commanding the attention of your players), a pair of eye glasses (so you can decipher your chicken scratch), a cravat (frilly and fit for the classiest composer-conductor), a white wig (to pull the whole look together), Wagner On Conducting (by Wagner himself, originally published in 1869) and a few extra goodies.

The deadline to enter is October 25, the Friday before Halloween. For full details on how to enter, visit #LACO205 enter-to-win.

Thank you for your support, and good luck!

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION 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.

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Sound Investment

Have you ever listened to a favorite symphony and wondered what shaped the composer’s ideas? How the orchestra players reacted upon first reading the new score? How the composer felt as musicians finally gave sonic life to notes on paper?

You can get answers when you commission a new work of music through Sound Investment.

LA Orchestra Fellowship

The LA Orchestra Fellowship is a two-year orchestra intensive for musicians on violin, viola, and cello.

Fellows are mentored in chamber and orchestral performance and gain invaluable experience while training and playing alongside Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra musicians, faculty at USC Thornton and mentor members of the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles.