Orchestra

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1968 as an artistic channel for film and recording studios’ most gifted musicians.

One of the country’s finest chamber orchestras, LACO is renowned as the most passionate orchestra of its kind and invites everyone – first-timers and devoted listeners alike – to revel in its joyful and beautiful music.

Music Director

Jaime Martín

Music Director

Conductor Laureate

Jeffrey Kahane

Conductor Laureate

contemporary music chair

Ellen Reid

Contemporary Music Chair

2023/24 sound investment composer

Nina Shekhar

2023/24 Sound Investment Composer

violin 1

Margaret Batjer

Concertmaster

Director of Chamber Music

Tereza Stanislav

Assistant Concertmaster

violin II

Josefina Vergara

Principal Violin II

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Violin II

cello

Andrew Shulman

Principal Cello

Armen Ksajikian

Associate Principal Cello

bass

David Grossman

Principal Bass

flute

Ben Smolen

Principal Flute

oboe

Claire Brazeau

Principal Oboe
Allan Vogel Chair, endowed by the Henry Family

clarinet

Joshua Ranz

Principal Clarinet

bassoon

trumpet

David Washburn

Principal Trumpet

percussion

Wade Culbreath

Principal Percussion

keyboard

Patricia Mabee

Principal Keyboard

harp

JoAnn Turovsky

Principal Harp

personnel manager

Ryan Sweeney

Personnel Manager

librarian

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Fellowship

ALEJANDRO LOMBO

LA ORCHESTRA FELLOW - FLUTE

Eder Rivera

LA ORCHESTRA FELLOW - OBOE

MATTHEW PERALTA

LA ORCHESTRA FELLOW - DOUBLE BASS

NICOLAS VALENCIA

LA ORCHESTRA FELLOW - VIOLA