Orchestra

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1968 to fill a gap in Los Angeles’ music offerings and as an artistic channel for film and recording studios’ most gifted musicians. LACO’s unique size provides the flexibility to present more diverse programming.

Playful and passionate,the Orchestra’s 25-40 musicians (depending on the performance) play strings, woodwinds, and percussion instruments to produce a full and rich sound with a repertoire widely recognized for its exciting musicality.

Music Director

Jaime Martín

music director designate

Conductor Laureate

Jeffrey Kahane

conductor laureate

creative advisor & composer-in-residence

Andrew Norman

creative advisor & composer-in-residence

2018-19 sound investment composer

Sarah Gibson

2018 — 19 sound investment composer

artist-educator

Derrick Spiva Jr.

artist-educator and composer

violin II

Josefina Vergara

Principal Violin II

Sarah Thornblade

Associate Principal Violin II

viola

cello

flute

oboe

Claire Brazeau

Principal Oboe
Allan Vogel Chair, endowed by the Henry Family

clarinet

Joshua Ranz

Principal Clarinet

bassoon

Kenneth Munday

Principal Bassoon

trumpet

harp

JoAnn Turovsky

Principal Harp

keyboard

Patricia Mabee

Principal Keyboard

percussion

personnel manager

Ryan Sweeney

Personnel Manager

librarian

SESSION

Set in out of the ordinary locales, SESSION is a unique experience where LACO musicians join forces with compelling composers. Each program is designed to fit the unique properties of a space and test ideas about the relationship between performers and audience.

Sound Investment

Meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work.