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 + composer

fka Derrick Spiva Jr.

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

viola

cello

bass

David Grossman

principal bass

oboe

Claire Brazeau

principal oboe
Allan Vogel Chair, endowed by the Henry Family

clarinet

Joshua Ranz

principal clarinet

bassoon

Kenneth Munday

principal 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

Myles Yeazell

LA orchestra fellow: cello

Wilfred Farquharson

LA orchestra fellow: viola

Jay Julio Laureta

LA orchestra fellow: viola

Malik Taylor

LA orchestra fellow: horn