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This 1-hour documentary is an insider's view into the birth of a composition. Each season through Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra's Sound Investment program, a new piece of music is commissioned, with salons held throughout the process so Sound Investment investors can get to know the composer and follow the composition's progress. Derek Bermel (pictured) was the most recent Sound Investment composer. LACO and singer Luciana Souza (also pictured) premiered his Mar de Setembro in May 2011.
In this documentary, we hear from Bermel, Souza and Sound Investment investors. We'll also hear the world-premiere performance of this stunningly sensual new work performed by the LA Chamber Orchestra, led by Jeffrey Kahane, with Luciana Souza as soloist.
Sound Investment: Opening a World of Music is hosted by Alan Chapman and was produced by Katie McMurran for Classical KUSC.