Every summer, LACO welcomes a new high school intern from the Constitutional Rights Foundation, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to “assuring our country’s future by investing in our youth today.” I am happy to introduce you to this summer’s intern, Luz Valencia, who works withLACO through mid-July. In her first blog, she shares how she came to enjoy music:

“As a rising senior in high school and having only three years of true experience, I do not possess the knowledge that most musicians do, but one thing’s for sure: I love music. I was introduced to the saxophone in the seventh grade but did not actually begin to like it until I reached the ninth grade; when I met my loving band director. His love for music made my love for music grow stronger and even encouraged me to try a new instrument in the tenth grade, which is when I met the love of my life, the trombone. Ever since the day I laid hands on it I refused to put it down and practice every chance I get.

I am currently in the jazz band, concert band and am in charge of the marching band at my school. None of this was by chance or luck, I had to work hard to be part of these groups as I have done to become an intern here at LACO. With hard work comes great reward and I look forward to all the memorable experiences I will encounter and skills I will acquire.”

adventure pack: final four

A four concert package geared to the first-timer that showcases the ensemble’s artistry and trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers. Includes tickets to hear the Mozart Requiem conducted by Jaime Martín in his debut performance as music director designate.

adventure pack: pushing the envelope

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a four concert package aimed at adventurous listeners featuring World Premieres from composers James Newton Howard, Sarah Gibson and Juan Pablo Contreras as well as the West Coast premiere of Grammy award-winning Bryce Dessner’s Voy A Dormir.

adventure pack: regal classics

Join Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra for a budget-friendly three concert journey through European music history showcasing the undisputed cornerstones of orchestral repertoire including Bach’s Orchestral Suites Nos. 1 & 3 as well as works by Mozart, Handel and Haydn.