Fifty years ago, chamber music awakened in Los Angeles with the creation of Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. Sir Neville Marriner, after auditioning musicians for the Orchestra, remarked on what he found here.
“I am overcome by the quality of musicians in this city! Not in London, not in Berlin, not in Vienna, not even in New York are there musicians of such uniformly high quality!”
— Sir Neville Marriner
The dream of the founding board was to awaken the entire art form—orchestral, ensemble, solo—to do justice to this precious resource our city has.
LACO has long fulfilled this city’s need for a Chamber Orchestra, but many fellow music lovers have long shared a dream that Los Angeles would one day be home to a society of chamber music ensembles performing and partnering at the highest levels. Chamber music draws listeners close to the music and its creation. It provides a unique connection to the purity of the musical experience. I’m pleased to report that Chamber Music LA is the beginning of that dream made true.
Eight acclaimed Los Angeles presenters, committed to the intimacy and up-close immediacy of this diverse genre, have partnered to make sure your diary is as full of concerts as possible. The groups span centuries of practice and countless musical styles and formats. Their sounds are timeless, but they meet you here, in the nation’s most vibrant region for the performance of music that matters.
Learn more, and subscribe to the Play On! Newsletter, at chambermusic.la.