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


Derrick Spiva Jr

artist-educator & composer

2018-19 sound investment composer

Sarah Gibson

2018 — 19 sound investment composer

violin 2

Josefina Vergara

principal violin II

Sarah Thornblade

associate principal violin II




David Grossman

principal bass



Claire Brazeau

principal oboe
Allan Vogel Chair, endowed by the Henry Family


Joshua Ranz

principal clarinet


Kenneth Munday

principal bassoon


David Washburn

principal trumpet


JoAnn Turovsky

principal harp


Patricia Mabee

principal keyboard


Wade Culbreath

principal percussion

LA Orchestra Fellows

Sydney Adedamola

LA orchestra fellow: violin

Ayrton Pisco

LA orchestra fellow: violin

Bradley Parrimore

LA orchestra fellow: viola

Juan-Salvador Carrasco

LA orchestra fellow: cello

personnel manager

Ryan Sweeney

personnel manager


adventure pack: final four

A four concert package geared to the first-timer that showcases the ensemble’s artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers. Includes tickets to hear the Mozart Requiem conducted by Jaime Martín in his debut performance as music director designate.

adventure pack: pushing the envelope

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a four concert package aimed at adventurous listeners featuring World Premieres from composers James Newton Howard, Sarah Gibson and Juan Pablo Contreras as well as the West Coast premiere of Grammy award-winning Bryce Dessner’s Voy A Dormir.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.