Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra continues its all-digital 2020-21 Season, CLOSE QUARTERS, with an entire episode spotlighting the exceptional artistry of LACO Artistic Advisor Derrick Spiva Jr., a composer and musician whose music, infused with cross cultural elements, is “something to savor” and “enormous fun to listen to” (Los Angeles Times).

Music Director Jaime Martín conducts the world premiere of Spiva’s LACO-commissioned Mother of Bravery for septet and narrator, featuring Spiva as the narrator. 

The repertoire also includes the world premiere of Spiva’s Mind The Rhythm, a two-part work performed by Assistant Concertmaster Tereza Stanislav on amplified solo violin with pre-recorded electro-acoustic percussion and electronics by Spiva, the episode’s musical curator. 

Spiva also co-directs the episode with noted dancer/choreographer Shauna Davis, whose work is featured as well. They are collaborating closely with LACO Creative Director of Digital Content James Darrah on the visual curation, which spotlights Stanislav and Spiva, and marks the CLOSE QUARTERS return Davis, who previously interpreted LACO’s music in the series premiere episode in November, available on demand. 

Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, the new episode is available to the public at no cost and can be streamed on demand following its premiere on Friday, January 29, 2021, at 6:30 pm (PT), at https://www.laco.org/close-quarters/, LACO’s YouTube and Facebook live channels. Find out more on LACO’s website – https://www.laco.org/