Introducing Jaime Martín

As LACO enters a new era with music director Jaime Martín, the ensemble invites you to join them for some of the finest and most personal musical experiences in the country. Jaime’s passion for a diverse range of music and his dedication to expanding the reach of orchestral music will energize and connect both musical newcomers and devoted listeners.

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“… after hearing [Jaime Martín] conduct a rousing program with his new band Sunday night at UCLA’s Royce Hall … It hardly takes a crystal ball to know that he will make fans quickly.”

— Mark Swed, L.A. Times

creative advisor Ellen Reid

Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and incoming creative advisor Ellen Reid

Jaime Martín has appointed Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid to succeed Andrew Norman as LACO’s Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence. Ellen, whose breadth of work spans opera, sound design, film scoring and ensemble and choral writing, is one of the most innovative artists of her generation. She will play an important role in LACO’s artistic trajectory over the next three seasons and create new works for the Orchestra, including a sound installation that will welcome patrons during Jaime’s inaugural season.

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New season, new friends

The season is also deeply personal for Jaime, who introduces LA audiences to several exceptional artists with whom he has enjoyed particularly meaningful professional relationships: Anne Sofie von Otter, Christian Tetzlaff and Denis Kozhukhin.

“As I introduce myself to LACO audiences, I have chosen to create a broad, yet very personally resonant program, and so I am thrilled to be able to present three close musical friends.”
— Jaime Martín, Music Director

Artists-in-residence: Missy Mazzoli & Sheku Kanneh-Mason

LACO 2019-20 guest artists-in-residence: Grammy nominated composer Missy Mazzoli and 2016 BBC Young Musician of the Year Sheku Kanneh-Mason

Grammy-nominated composer Missy Mazzoli and British cello virtuoso Sheku Kanneh-Mason — whose 2018 debut with LACO was postponed due to his “command performance” at the Royal Wedding — will be joining the Orchestra as guest Artists-in-Residence. Missy is one of the most in-demand American composers and Sheku is the first black musician to win a BBC Young Musician of the Year award.

Beethoven 250

A big year approaches: In 2020, the world will celebrate Beethoven’s 250th birthday.

In celebration of Beethoven’s 250th birthday, Jaime has been gearing up for a season that explores the work of one of the most recognized musicians of any period: Beethoven.

The Orchestral Series is bookended by two of Beethoven’s most successful and popular works: Symphony No. 7 and Eroica. In Focus, concertmaster Margaret Batjer’s long-running chamber music series, provides additional insights into the composer’s most personal, revealing chamber pieces.

World Premieres

Composers Andrew Norman, Juan Pablo Contreras and Derrick Spiva Jr. will have world premieres on LACO’s 2019-20 Orchestral series

LACO is working with three noted L.A. composers on new commissions to be premiered by Jaime. Andrew Norman is inaugurating a three-year project, Derrick Spiva Jr. is completing a trilogy and Juan Pablo Contreras — named LACO’s 2019-20 Sound Investment composer — is working with our groundbreaking commissioning club to develop a new piece of music

“I am elated to work with Andrew Norman, Derrick Spiva and Juan Pablo Contreras, artists whose extraordinary relationships with LACO have been so meaningful, to make them part of my first season.”
— Jaime Martín, Music Director

2019 — 20 Orchestral Series

Jaime Martín
In his first season as Music Director, Jaime Martín will conduct seven programs, presents three world premieres, a U.S. premiere/co-commission and a West Coast premiere;

Join “America’s finest chamber orchestra” for a seven concert Orchestral Series that showcases the ensemble’s trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

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The Venues

The Orchestral Series takes place at two outstanding venues: UCLA’s elegant Royce Hall and Glendale’s historic and atmospheric Alex Theatre. This  provides convenience and accessibility for both West and Eastsiders – in essence, putting the Orchestra’s music where its audiences live.

Alex Theatre

216 N Brand Blvd Glendale, CA 91203

Since 1925, the Alex Theatre has been a Los Angeles area landmark. Designed by architects Charles R. Selkirk and Arthur G. Lindley, the Alexander Theatre, as it was originally known, opened its doors as a vaudeville and motion picture house.

Royce Hall

10745 Dickson Court, Los Angeles, CA 90095

Like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, Royce Hall is one of America’s great concert halls, distinguished not only for its impeccable beauty and refined acoustics, but also for the ghosts of performances that haunt it.

2019 — 20 Orchestral Series Events

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging Orchestral Series showcases the ensemble’s remarkable artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

2019 — 20 Baroque Conversations

David Washburn
Principal trumpet David Washburn is a Yamaha Performing Artist and is principal trumpet.

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

The 2019-20 Baroque Conversations series kicks off in November when music director Jaime Martín conducts Handel’s joyful Water Music.

In January, principal trumpet David Washburn and principal horn Michael Thornton co-lead Baroque Brass III with works from Bach, Scarlatti and others. Principal keyboard Patricia Mabee crosses borders for a program of South American music from and inspired by the 17th century.

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The Venues

The 2019-20 Baroque Conversations series takes place at two outstanding venues: Santa Monica’s First Presbyterian Church and the elegant Rothenberg Hall located at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. This  provides convenience and accessibility for both West and Eastsiders – in essence, putting the Orchestra’s music where its audiences live.

The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd Street santa monica, CA

The First Presbyterian Church moved into its current location on 2nd Street in Santa Monica in 1975. An extensive remodeling was completed in April of 2007.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Rothenberg Hall features a 374-seat auditorium with exceptional acoustics and audiovisual capabilities. The interior is warmed by paneling in white oak, a wood that also lines walls in the historic buildings on the property.

2019 — 20 Baroque Conversations Events

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s vibrant and engaging Baroque Conversations explores the genesis of the Baroque repertoire. Legendary musicians introduce the works from the stage and engage the audience in short, compelling talks.

Rothenberg Hall Seating Chart

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2019 — 20 in focus: beethoven

Concertmaster Margaret Batjer
Concertmaster Margaret Batjer

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.

Curated by concertmaster Margaret Batjer, In Focus features some of Beethoven’s most successful and popular works. In addition to Beethoven, the series includes master works by Strauss, Mendelssohn and a Clara Schumman work for piano and string quartet arranged by 2018-19 Sound Investment composer Sarah Gibson.

Order three concerts @ First Presbyterian
Order three concerts @ The Huntington
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The Venues

In Focus takes place at two outstanding venues: Santa Monica’s First Presbyterian Church and the elegant Rothenberg Hall located at The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. This  provides convenience and accessibility for both West and Eastsiders – in essence, putting the Orchestra’s music where its audiences live.

The First Presbyterian Church of Santa Monica

1220 2nd Street santa monica, CA

The First Presbyterian Church moved into its current location on 2nd Street in Santa Monica in 1975. An extensive remodeling was completed in April of 2007.

The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Rd, San Marino, CA 91108

Rothenberg Hall features a 374-seat auditorium with exceptional acoustics and audiovisual capabilities. The interior is warmed by paneling in white oak, a wood that also lines walls in the historic buildings on the property.

2019 — 20 in focus Events

Concertmaster Margaret Batjer’s vibrant and engaging in focus explores the great chamber works of Beethoven. Margaret tells the stories behind the music and answers audience questions in a relaxed conversation.

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