Close Quarters — LACO’s new premium streaming series — features classical music performances set to compelling visual elements. Each musical composition from Close Quarters season is paired with a mix of visual art and movement in a way that embraces the use of cutting-edge film and cinema techniques.
The series continues on December 4 with Copland’s masterpiece Appalachian Spring conducted by Music Director Jaime Martín with LACO Conductor Laureate Jeffrey Kahane on piano in their first joint appearance.
This digital program features compelling visual elements directed by groundbreaking director/designer/artist James Darrah, LACO 2020/21 Creative Director of Digital Content, and new poetic text written on election night by prominent Los Angeles-based trans actor/filmmaker/poet Zackary Drucker, a producer and integral voice on the acclaimed Amazon TV series Transparent.
Drucker wrote about her experience and mindset while listening to Appalachian Spring for the first time as the polls closed in Florida. Thanks to the generosity of individual donors, the program is available to the public at no cost and can be streamed at LACO.org/laco-at-home, and on LACO’s YouTube channel and Facebook live.