noteworthy & new
We are thrilled to announce our 2013-14 Orchestral Series season, which launches September 21 at Ambassador Auditorium and September 22 at Royce Hall. Click here to read the Los Angeles Times coverage and click here to read the full press release on our press page.
LACO audience members, LAUSD Meet the Music participants and LACO supporters share how LACO makes great musical personal for them in our latest video. Click here to watch!
LACO’s long anticipated release of Lorraine on Yarlung Records is now available to purchase. The album features mezzo-soprano Lorraine Hunt Lieberson’s famed 2003 LACO performance of Bach’s Mein Herze schwimmt im Blut and the 2012 Margaret Batjer lead Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 4.
Click here to read Classicstoday.com’s fantastic review.
Purchase your copy at yarlungrecords.com or at the LACO gift shop during Orchestral Series concerts.
the LACO blog
I have been a great fan of film music for as long as I can remember. There is something magical about going to a theater, getting comfortable in those soft seats, and allowing the sounds and the music of a film to swallow you whole. When I decided to make film music a central topic of my research as a doctoral student, people would ask me all the time about the scores to certain films, especially those that I had recently seen. I can speak for hours about certain scores, and I think of myself as something of a connoisseur, but when I see a film for the first time, I try to de-activate that hyper-critical part of my brain. I want to allow myself to see and hear a film without an agenda. Like everyone else, I want to be transported by film, not fixate on whether the composer used an English horn or an oboe.