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Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra

The Los Angeles Recorder Orchestra is one of a growing number of recorder orchestras that have sprung up in Europe and around the United States in recent years. The recorder is a Renaissance or Baroque flute. Renaissance music written for “flute” was actually performed at that time on an alto recorder.

Our orchestra was founded in 2004 and currently has about thirty players from all around Southern California, playing all different sizes and shapes of recorder, from the tiny 9-inch sopranino to the 8-foot-plus SubContraBass. The group plays compositions ranging from the Renaissance period to the present.

We generally perform three concert programs per year, typically February, June, and September. We play a wide variety of music. Our concerts are free to the public.

The music you hear by using the Play button under our picture is an excerpt from LARO’s recording of Respighi’s Ancient Airs and Dances Suite I – Passo, from our recent Through the Looking Glass concert.