Jaime Martin and LA Chamber Orchestra dazzle and inspire in their two-concert return
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Jaime Martin and LA Chamber Orchestra dazzle and inspire in their two-concert return

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra finally returned to the stage this past week. And there was much rejoicing (yaaaaay). These weren’t the first classical music concerts in Southern California since the US began emerging from the haze of the Covid-19 crisis. The Los Angeles Philharmonic made that happen, playing two orchestral concerts at the Hollywood … Continue reading

Things are looking up:  LA Chamber Orchestra to re-open Walt Disney Concert Hall with free concert, extend Jaime Martin’s contract, and more
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Things are looking up: LA Chamber Orchestra to re-open Walt Disney Concert Hall with free concert, extend Jaime Martin’s contract, and more

Big news from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: First, the orchestra, led by Music Director Jaime Martin, will begin playing again this summer The initial concert on Saturday, June 26, will be at Walt Disney Concert Hall   It will be the first performance for a live audience at WDCH since the venue closed for the … Continue reading

A chat with Jaime Martin:  LACO’s new chief discusses his approach to conducting new music, plus soloists and composers he’ll feature in his first season
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A chat with Jaime Martin: LACO’s new chief discusses his approach to conducting new music, plus soloists and composers he’ll feature in his first season

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra begins its 2019-2020 season this coming weekend with two concerts featuring a world premiere from Andrew Norman and works by Beethoven and Berlioz. The weekend also marks the official beginning of Jaime Martin’s tenure as LACO’s Music Director. The Spaniard takes over the orchestra in a time of transition, with … Continue reading

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announces 2019-20 season
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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra announces 2019-20 season

Let the parade begin of Southern California musical organization’s 2019-2020 season announcements.  First up:  the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra. I’ll write up a detailed evaluation of Jaime Martín‘s first season as LACO’s Music Director in the near future.  For now, let’s just say I like it.  I like it a whole lot. The most tantalizing … Continue reading

How and why Jaime Martin became LA Chamber Orchestra’s next Music Director:  an in-depth look behind the scenes
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How and why Jaime Martin became LA Chamber Orchestra’s next Music Director: an in-depth look behind the scenes

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra begins its 2018-19 season in earnest with performances this weekend (at the Alex Theatre on Saturday and UCLA’s Royce Hall on Sunday) featuring violinist Hillary Hahn.  While guest conductor Gemma New will be on the podium this weekend, these concerts represent the first full season of a new era. LACO … Continue reading

My $0.02 on the LA Chamber Orchestra’s 2018/19 season
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My $0.02 on the LA Chamber Orchestra’s 2018/19 season

While everyone in the classical music space has been holding its collective breath waiting for the Los Angeles Philharmonic, that benevolent 800-lb. gorilla of the Southern California artistic landscape,  to release details of the rest of its 2018/19 season, we should pause and examine next year’s season recently announced by the smaller yet artistically worthy … Continue reading