In a new partnership, NYC’s Kaufman Music Center (KMC) teams up with Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) to present the world premieres of eight works by 2019-20 Fellows in KMC’s Luna Composition Lab program, plus participants in Luna Lab with LACO. The program includes music by teen composers Olivia Bennett, KiMani Bridges, Madeline Clara Cheng, Ebunoluwa Oguntola, Anya Lagman, Sage Shurman, Chloe Villamayor and Emily Webster-Zuber. Filmed in Zipper Hall at The Colburn School in Los Angeles
Founded by 2018 Grammy nominee Missy Mazzoli and 2019 Pulitzer Prize winner Ellen Reid with Kaufman Music Center in 2016, Luna Lab addresses the gender imbalance in the field of classical music by providing aspiring female-identifying, non-binary and gender nonconforming composers age 12-18 with a year of one-on-one mentorship, performance opportunities and high-quality recordings of their work.
Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra has an over 50-year history of extraordinary artistry, and counts in its composer family Andrew Norman, Ellen Reid, Sarah Gibson, Derrick Spiva, Juan Pablo Contreras and great female leaders including Music Director Iona Brown and Executive Director Deborah Rutter.
Ebunoluwa Oguntola, The Dimensions
KiMani Bridges, The Flower
Madeline Clara Cheng, Ceiling Stars
Olivia Bennett, Mass
Sage Shurman, Enchanted
Anya Lagman, Unravel
Chloe Elise Villamayor, Fragments of [anything] to breathe to
Emily Webster-Zuber, The Sun Shines Fair
Thank you to Luna Lab's Supporters.
Luna Meets LACO is made possible via generous support from Santa Monica/Westside Legacy Fund for Women and Girls.