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

creative advisor & composer-in-residence

Ellen Reid

creative advisor + composer-in-residence

Artistic Advisor

Derrick Skye

artistic advisor

fka Derrick Spiva Jr.

2022/23 sound investment composer

Marc Lowenstein

2022/23 Sound Investment Composer

violin 1

Margaret Batjer

concertmaster

Director of Chamber Music

Tereza Stanislav

assistant concertmaster

violin 2

Josefina Vergara

principal violin II

Sarah Thornblade

associate principal violin II

cello

bass

David Grossman

principal bass

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

harp

JoAnn Turovsky

principal harp

keyboard

Patricia Mabee

principal keyboard

percussion

Wade Culbreath

principal percussion

personnel manager

Ryan Sweeney

personnel manager

librarian

LA Orchestra Fellows

Malik Taylor

LA orchestra fellow: horn

Myles Yeazell

LA orchestra fellow: cello

Composer Teaching Artist Fellows

Sakari Dixon Vanderveer

2021/22 Composer Teaching Artist Fellow

Brenna Dickson

2021/22 Composer Teaching Artist Fellow

Christian Cruz

2021/22 Composer Teaching Artist Fellow

Kian Ravaei

2021/22 Composer Teaching Artist Fellow