In this podcast, series curator Margaret Batjer talks with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about Westside Connections 1 the first in the series featuring on Music and the Mind. The discuss the Schumann songs on the program, and how they fit into his relationship with Clara, as well as the concept of the tortured artist and the musical soul. Are all great artists emotionally volatile? Where does the “Musical Soul” live? Learn more in this podcast and at the concert on March 3.

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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.