February 28, 2012
photo Donna Turner Ruhlman
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen interviews LACO concertmaster Margaret Batjer about the 2012 Westside Connections series, which she curates and hosts. Batjer discusses the personal impetus behind this year’s theme, Music & the Culinary Arts, as well as the interesting music that surfaced while programming the series. Additionally, Batjer elaborates on what makes Westside Connections more than your average chamber music series.
The concerts feature three important culinary figures, Michael Ruhlman (Mar 1), Jonathan Gold (Mar 22) and Susan Feniger (Apr 5), who have all made significant impacts on their field. Each concert features a discussion with the guest speaker and a performance, featuring unique works centered on the art of food.