Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra’s (LACO) groundbreaking Sound Investment commissioning program was established to engage audiences in developing a new piece of music composed especially to suit its unparalleled musical talents.

On Thursday, May 7, 2020, at 7pm (Pacific time) Sound Investment presents an exclusive virtual salon featuring a conversation and Q&A with Pulitzer Prize-winner Ellen Reid, LACO’s Creative Advisor and Composer-in-Residence, Sarah Gibson, Juan Pablo Contreras and Peter Shin.

Reid, Gibson and Contreras, the three previous Sound Investment composers, join Shin, LACO’s 2020-21 Season Sound Investment composer. His music navigates issues of national belonging, the co-opting and intermingling of disparate musical vernaculars and the liminality between the two halves of his second-generation Korean-American identity. The four artists will share their backgrounds as composers in today’s classical music climate and their Sound Investment experiences, as well as offer a look forward to Shin’s upcoming Sound Investment work with LACO and a Q&A.

This interactive event on Zoom is open to Sound Investment supporters from the last three years and new members who sign up by May 6. To join Sound Investment, visit laco.org/soundinvest. The salon will also be available for free live streaming on Facebook Live; visit https://www.facebook.com/pg/LAChamberOrchestra/.