LARO was founded in the summer of 2004 by Lia Starer Levin and Thomas Axworthy, two musician/teachers who were inspired by the recorder orchestra movement that originated in England, offering a performing challenge for more advanced recorder players.
LARO is a non-profit organization. We have a Board of Directors, Officers, Music Director, and members. We are a recorder orchestra affiliate of the American Recorder Society.
We present three Concert programs each year in venues around greater Los Angeles, and have recorded a CD for each of the programs. We also do other special performances upon request. The schedule for Performances open to the public is posted under Performances / Upcoming.
LARO has members playing all sizes of recorder including sopranino, soprano, alto, tenor, bass, great bass, contrabass, sub great bass, and sub contrabass.
The Music Director, Tom Axworthy, is an active performer in many ethnic, specialty and classical chamber music groups. His early instruments have been heard in numerous film and TV soundtracks. Mr. Axworthy chooses LARO’s music and concert venues, does arranging of the music for recorder orchestra, leads the rehearsals and conducts the concerts.
LARO is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and donations are tax-deductible. LARO Bylaws are available here. To support our orchestra, please contact our Music Director Tom Axworthy at 562-773-2265 or scemcEntertainment@yahoo.com.