Having played the violin for 15 years, music has always been front and center in my life. Starting out with the keyboard, I personally decided at five years old that it simply wasn’t for me. Instead, I chose the violin and switched to a life of standing and finger calluses. And now, as a rising senior at Scripps College, I’m happy to say that I now sit down in secret while practicing in the music rooms. But in all sincerity, music truly has been a great part of my life and a part that I can’t imagine living without. It has taught me patience, understanding and diligence — traits that I have certainly needed and called upon both as a student and an intern. While I have decided not to pursue a career in music, I always hope to continue playing the violin and joining music ensembles that give back to the music-making community.

As LACO’s new marketing intern for the 2015 summer, I’ve been given a behind-the-scenes tour of the music-making process. While many only see the stage and performers, I’m able to experience how concerts come to being. From assembling program books to organizing tickets for will-call, I look forward to being a part of an organization that really does bring great music to the Los Angeles arts community. In the future, I hope I will be able to continue participating in the arts, whether it be with my violin or with an incredible music organization like LACO.

2019-20 Sound Investment Composer: Juan Pablo Contreras

Each season, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra commissions and premieres a new piece of music composed especially to suit its unparalleled musical talents. “Investors” are invited to a series of intimate salons where they meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work.

new season, new friends

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.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.