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Introduction to LACO and Salastina
by Lisa Sutton, Pittance Chamber Music, and Patrick Scott, Jacaranda Music

Juan Pablo Contreras: Mariachitlán!

Felix Mendelssohn: Excerpts from Symphony No. 3 “Italian”
III: Con moto moderato

IV: Saltarello (Presto)

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra

Music Director
Jaime Martín

Violin I
Margaret Batjer, concertmaster
Tereza Stanislav, assistant concertmaster
Tamara Hatwan
Jennifer Munday
Susan Rishik
Jessica Guideri
Sara Parkins
Michael Siess

Violin II
Josefina Vergara, principal
Cheryl Norman-Brick, acting associate
Carrie Kennedy
Joel Pargman
Amy Hershberger
Hana Kim

Erik Rynearson, principal
Victoria Miskolczy, associate principal
Robert Brophy
Carole Castillo

Andrew Shulman, principal
Armen Ksajikian, associate principal
Trevor Handy
Leah Hansen

David Grossman, principal
Nicholas Recuber, acting associate

Sandy Hughes, acting principal
Diana Morgan

Claire Brazeau, principal
Adrienne Malley

Joshua Ranz, principal
Chris Stoutenborough

Kenneth Munday, principal
Damian Montano

Michael Thornton, principal
Allen Fogle, acting principal
Teag Reaves

David Washburn, principal
Erick Jovel

Alex Iles, guest principal

Tyler Stell, acting principal


Meet Salastina
with Maia Jasper White and Kevin Kumar 

Ludwig van Beethoven: String Quartet No. 14 in C sharp minor, Op. 131 – II. Allegro molto vivace
Adam Schoenberg: Go
Ludwig van Beethoven: Piano Trio No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 1
Isaac Albéniz: Asturias
Johann Sebastian Bach: Sonata No. 2 in A minor – IV. Allegro
Traditional: Little Bright Moon
Kian Ravaei: Family Photos – I. At the Carnival
Mark O’Connor: Appalachia Waltz
Arnold Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 13 in C Major, K. 415 – I. Allegro
Béla Bartók: Piano Quintet – II. Vivace (Scherzando)
Astor Piazzolla: Primavera Porteña
Derrick Skye: American Mirror – I. Part I

Performed by:
Seth Asarnow, bandoneon
Amy Sue Barston, cello
Meredith Crawford, viola
Nathan Farrington, double bass
Philip Graulty, electric guitar
Hilary Hahn, violin
Jeffrey Kahane, piano
HyeJin Kim, piano
Kevin Kumar, violin
Yo-Yo Ma, cello
Wu Man, pipa
Luke Maurer, viola
Yoshika Masuda, cello
Rebecca Merblum, cello
Peter Myers, cello
Erik Rynearsen, viola
Pablo Sainz-Villegas, guitarist
Andrew Shulman, cello
Marek Spakeiwicz, cellist
Chris Thile, mandolin and vocals
Time for Three
Michael Valerio, double bass
Maia Jasper White, violin


About LACO

Beloved by audiences and praised by critics, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, known to Angelenos as LACO, is a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks as well as a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country’s cultural capital, LACO has been proclaimed “America’s finest chamber orchestra” (Public Radio International), “LA’s most unintimidating chamber music experience” (Los Angeles Magazine), “resplendent” (Los Angeles Times), and “one of the world’s great chamber orchestras”(KUSC Classical FM).

LACO has made 31 recordings, toured Europe, South America and Japan, performed across North America, and garnered eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming. The Orchestra’s offices are located in downtown Los Angeles. Jaime Martín, praised as “a visionary conductor, discerning and meticulous” (Platea Magazine), joined LACO as Music Director at the start of our 2019/20 season. Learn more at laco.org


About Salastina

Described as “the future of chamber music” (and likened to “a secret society”), Salastina invites composers, listeners, and artists to celebrate the beauty of the past and present, and to carry it forward into the future with a spirit of inclusiveness. For Salastina, chamber music is more than performances: it is community-building, education, and conversation.

Many of our Resident Artists earn their bread and butter recording for major motion pictures. But chamber music is what we do for fun, and to feed our souls.

For the 2021/22 season, Salastina performs in exclusively indoor/outdoor courtyards in Santa Ana, West LA, and Pasadena. Learn more at salastina.org