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.


Ruth Eliel

interim executive director


Julia Paras

director of advancement & leadership giving

213 622 7001 x 211

Brandon Faber

assistant director of special events & corporate sponsorship

213 622 7001 x 221

finance & administration

Karin Burns

director of finance & administration

213 622 7001 x 208

Zachary Olea

accounting associate

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Justus Zimmerman

director of marketing & communications

213 622 7001 x 201

Coleman Richardson

assistant director of patron journey

213 622 7001 x 210

Mike Mancillas

digital strategy & design manager

213 622 7001 x 209

Marika Suzuki

marketing & design coordinator

213 622 7001 x 207

Artistic Operations and Community Programs

Andrea Laguni

interim general manager

213 622 7001 x213

Taylor Lockwood

operations manager

213 622 7001 x 212

Stephanie Yoon

community engagement coordinator

213 622 7001 x 224


Scott Harrison

senior advisor

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.