Avi Avital

guest artist

The first mandolin soloist to be nominated for a classical Grammy, Avi Avital is one of the foremost ambassadors for his instrument. A Deutsche Grammophon artist, he has recently appeared with the Chicago Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic and St. Louis Symphony and in 2018-19 makes his debut with the San Diego, Seattle and Detroit symphonies, as well as his debut on the main stage of Carnegie Hall with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra. Born in southern Israel, Avital began learning the mandolin at the age of eight. He later graduated from the Conservatorio Cesare Pollini in Padua, Italy, where he studied with Ugo Orlandi.

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.