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Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Names Shulman, Ranz to Principal Posts

Los Angeles Chamber Names Shulman, Ranz to Principal Posts

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra yesterday announced the addition of two principal players to its roster of already impressive musicians.  Andrew Shulman, cellist, and Joshua Ranza, clarinetist, have been named to principal positions in their respective instruments.

Both musicians have extensive backgrounds. Shulman has performed as both cellist and conductor around the world with such orchestras as the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, City of Birmingham, Utah and Singapore symphonies. An unusual honor, Shulman has recorded over 25 CDs, most of which are in current release. He is a faculty member of both USC and UCLA and is a prominent studio musician. Ranz joined the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1999, and has been acting-principal clarinet for the past two seasons. The current appointment is a result of audition with the orchestra which invites all clarinetists to compete. His background includes Pacific Symphony, studio calls, and faculty member at Aspen Music School and Festival, Pomona College and Biola University.

The Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra begins its 40th anniversary season with a special gala performance on Saturday, September 27 at the Ambassador Auditorium, Pasadena with celebrated conductor Sir Neville Marriner and the LACO conductor Jeffrey Kahane as piano soloist.

The regular season begins Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Alex Theatre, Glendale.

By Bill Peters

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