LACO’s staff is regularly recognized by audiences for its helpfulness and willingness to go “out of the way” to create an inviting and comfortable concert-going experience for audiences.


Ben Cadwallader

Executive Director Designate

Ruth Eliel

interim executive director


Julia Paras

director of advancement + leadership giving

(213) 622-7001, ext 211

Brandon Faber

Assistant Director of Individual Giving + Events

(213) 622-7001, ext 221

finance & administration

Karin Burns

director of finance & administration

(213) 622-7001, ext 208

Zachary Olea

accounting associate

(213) 622-7001, ext 220


Coleman Richardson

assistant director of patron journey

(213) 622-7001, ext 210

Mike Mancillas

assistant director of digital strategy & design

(213) 622-7001, ext 209

Marika Suzuki

marketing & design coordinator

(213) 622-7001, ext 207

Artistic Operations and Community Programs

Elizabeth Ostrow

Artistic Planning Consultant

Andrea Laguni

interim general manager

(213) 622-7001, ext 213

Taylor Lockwood

operations manager

(213) 622-7001, ext 212

David Rakita

Artistic Coordinator

(213) 622-7001, ext 204

Stephanie Yoon

community engagement coordinator

(213) 622-7001, ext 224

Orchestral Series

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a seven concert series that showcases the ensemble’s trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

Baroque Conversations

Explore the genesis of the Baroque repertoire with this three concert series. Legendary musicians introduce the works from the stage and engage the audience in short, compelling talks.

In Focus: Beethoven

Margaret Batjer curator

Join concertmaster Margaret Batjer for a three concert series of remarkable chamber works by one of the most recognized and influential musicians of any period: Beethoven.