Los Angeles Children's Orchestra



World-renowned pianist John Perry, considered “the dean of American piano teachers,” will be among the featured artists at a February 21 benefit at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center, to help raise money for the Los Angeles Children’s Music Foundation youth projects. This gala will help the Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra (LACO) perform at an invitation-only festival at Carnegie Hall in Spring of 2017; it will also help fund the new Pascale Camerata Orchestra (PCO).   Read More

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The Secret of Our ‘America’s Got Talent’ Success: Starting Children at the Right Age in Music
By Susan Pascale, Director, Pascale Music Institute

Here at the Pascale Music Institute in South Pasadena, we’ve recently had the challenge and the thrill of a lifetime. Our Los Angeles Children’s Orchestra, made up of 36 kids ages 8-13, won two nationally-televised rounds on America’s Got Talent. They appeared on the NBC program in June and July, playing classical arrangements of Beatles and Rolling Stones songs on stringed instruments, while dancing an elaborate choreography. Even the cellists and bassists danced while they played! (See the video below)