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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra shifting gears after 20 years with new music director / KABC-Yahoo

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The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra is shifting gears after 20 years, with Music Director Designate Jaime Martín, who's excited about ushering in a new era this September as LACO's sixth-ever Music Director. The LACO, ranked among the world's top musical ensembles, marks an exciting new era as Martín builds upon the orchestra's rich legacy as a preeminent interpreter of historical masterworks and, with eight ASCAP Awards for Adventurous Programming, a champion of contemporary composers. Headquartered in the heart of the country's cultural capital, LACO is "more important with each passing year," (Los Angeles Times), "America's finest chamber orchestra" (Public Radio International) and "one of the world's great chamber orchestras" (KUSC Classical FM). Martín's appearance as LACO's Music Director Designate in early 2019 was described by the Los Angeles Times, as "a thrilling performance, and the orchestra played like it was having the time of its life," adding, "he will make fans very quickly." Overseas, he has been praised as "a visionary conductor, discerning and meticulous" (Platea Magazine), and London's The Telegraph said, "his infectious enjoyment of the music communicated to the orchestra and audience alike."

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