A few eyebrows were raised when the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra (LACO) named world-renowned flute player turned conductor Jaime Martín as its sixth music director late last month. For one thing, he’s only been a full-time podium presence for the past five years, conducting primarily in Scandinavia and his native Spain. For another, the search process started in 2014, and Martin only made his debut as a LACO guest conductor in September 2017. “I thought I had arrived too late to be considered for the post,” he recently admitted. Here he joins KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal to talk about his new post.
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