sound investment

Have you ever listened to a favorite symphony or concerto and wondered what life experiences and inspiration shaped the composer’s ideas, how the orchestra players reacted upon first reading the new score or how the composer felt as musicians finally gave sonic life to notes on paper? When you commission a new work of music through LACO’s Sound Investment program, you can get your own answers, straight from the artist’s mouth.

Each season, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra commissions and premieres a new piece of music composed especially to suit its unparalleled musical talents. As an “investor,” you will be invited to a series of intimate salons where you can meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work. Sound Investment membership contributions provide critical underwriting for the composer’s fee and costs of the premiere concerts.

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A membership contribution of $300 or more gives you:

  • access to three salons with the Sound Investment composer
  • a pair of tickets to the world premiere performance of the new work
  • your name on the dedication page of the printed score
salon info

Join us for salons with the composer throughout the season to ask questions about how music is made and bond with fellow investors.

  • mon sep 26 2016
  • wed nov 30 2016
  • wed mar 16 2017
contact info

Contact Monica Miklas, assistant director of events & projects, at 213 622 7001 × 207 or monicamiklas@laco.org for more information about joining Sound Investment.

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2017 sound investment composer: julia adolphe

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Adolphe photo Martin Chalifour

Adolphe photo Martin Chalifour

Composer Julia Adolphe’s music has been described as “alive with invention” (The New Yorker), “colorful, mercurial, deftly orchestrated” (The New York Times) and a “mastery of dynamic as well as harmonic complexity” (Financial Times). Adolphe’s works have received performances across the U.S. and abroad by renowned groups such as the New York Philharmonic, Inscape Chamber Orchestra, the Serafin String Quartet, members of the JACK Quartet, Grammy-nominated pianist Aron Kallay and the Great Noise Ensemble. Her awards include a 2016 Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award, a 2015 Charles Ives Scholarship from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, as well as grants from New Music USA and American Composers Forum. Adolphe is a native New Yorker living in Los Angeles.enroll now

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questions?

Contact Monica Miklas, assistant director of events & projects, at 213 622 7001 × 207 or monicamiklas@laco.org for more information about joining Sound Investment.