meet cameron patrick

Australian composer Cameron Patrick chats with Brian Lauritzen about his growing up with a musical family and his approach to creating this world premiere piece influenced by the Australian landscape. Come to LACO’s season opening concerts on September 20 & 21 to hear the premiere of Lines of the Southern Cross.

meet matthew

KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen chats with this weekend’s guest conductor, Matthew Halls about his experience as a conductor and the big shoes he has to fill as the Artistic Director at the Oregon Bach Festival.

Come to see the Brit in action on Saturday, January 24 or Sunday, January 25, when he conducts Mozart, Beethoven and Haydn.

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alisa and the cello

Special guest soloist for the Bach and Mozart concert, Ray Ushikubo talks with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about his favorite composers and what to expect for LACO’s final concert of the season.

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popular baroque

Although this weekend’s LACO concert, Mostly Baroque, seems innocent enough — Bach, Mozart, Handel, Stravinksy — it is actually an evening of performance tour de force. Margaret Batjer shares highlights of the evening with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen in our latest podcast, including Jeffrey Kahane performing and conducting the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 and principal flute David Shostac who performs Mozart’s “Gran Partita” and the Brandenburg Concerto. The two also discuss what make Baroque music so popular and how it has endured almost 400 years later.

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what does music tell us?

Jeffrey Kahane goes behind the scenes of the Discover series in a fascinating podcast with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen. On Saturday, February 23, Kahane takes audiences into the music of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, followed by a performance of the work with LACO, which Kahane conducts from the piano.

In this podcast, Kahane divulges the importance of this work to him personally and professionally, discusses how stunningly original the Concerto was to the audience at its premiere and explores the Orpheus myth associated with the work, while commenting on the 100-year old debate about whether music has a story to tell audiences in the first place.

Join Kahane and Lauritzen for this podcast before you take in the latest instillation of LACO’s popular Discover series.

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preparing for rilling

Preparing to perform with one of the world’s foremost conductors is no easy undertaking. Jo-Michael Scheibe, USC Thornton School of Music’s Chair of the Department of Choral and Sacred Music rose to the occasion with the USC Thornton Chamber Singers. In LACO’s latest podcast, KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen discusses with Scheibe the ensemble’s rehearsal methods, his personal preparation and why this version of Mozart’s Requiem is unique.

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