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LACO SummerFest

LACO SummerFestLos Angeles Chamber Orchestra to Begin Gathering Together for Live Performances, with Social Distancing and No Audience, Launches Historic “LACO Summerfest” Series, Its First-Ever Summer Chamber Music Festival, Featuring Five Digital Live Concerts at Zipper Hall Recorded Specifically for Streaming

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO), ranked among the world’s top musical ensembles, will be among the first classical music ensembles in the country to resume gathering together for live performances – with social distancing and no audience – following the shut down due to the global pandemic when it launches  “LACO SummerFest,” the Orchestra’s first-ever summer chamber music series. LACO SummerFest includes five concerts, each spotlighting several LACO artists and special musical guests performing together live at Zipper Hall, in downtown Los Angeles, a broad range of chamber music that will be recorded specifically for the series, with new programs streaming every other Saturday from July 11 through September 5, 2020, at 5 pm (PDT). Each broadcast will initially be available at and subsequently on demand at, as well as

The festival’s opening concert, which streams on Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 5 pm (PDT), features Concertmaster Margaret Batjer, Principal Cello Andrew Shulman and special guest pianist Andrew von Oeyen. The program includes Florence Beatrice Price’s The Deserted Garden, for violin and piano. Although Price was a musical pioneer who became the first black female American composer to have a symphony performed by a major U.S. orchestra, her career was stunted due to the systemic racism in classical music which she and so many other artists of color have encountered and continue to encounter. Also on the program is Mendelssohn’s Piano Trio in D minor, considered one of the composer’s greatest and most popular chamber works.

Subsequent SummerFest concerts (artists and programs listed below) stream on July 25, August 8 and 22 and September 5, 5 pm (PDT). The concert on July 11 is made possible by a generous gift from Terri and Jerry Kohl. The July 25 concert is made possible by a generous gift from LACO Board Chair Leslie Lassiter.

Presenter / Producer: Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Listed Categories
Music > Classical
Music > Chamber Music

Event Phone: 213-622-7001

Los Angeles CA 90012

LA - Central / Downtown
LA - Hollywood / Westside

Performance Dates: 7/11/2020 - 9/5/2020
Saturday, 07/11/2020
Saturday, 07/25/2020
Saturday, 08/08/2020
Saturday, 08/22/2020
Saturday, 09/05/2020

Performance Times
5:00 p.m. (PDT)
and subsequently on demand

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