May 13, 2014orchestral Download
May 09, 2014westside
John Rubinstein chats with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about his father, the Romantic composers and his role in the final Westside Connections concert of the season on May 15 at The Moss Theater.Download
May 08, 2014orchestral
Enjoy the final few minutes of this “wondrous new piece for string ensemble” (LA Observed), co-commissioned by LACO from Anna Clyne, featuring soloists Jennifer Koh and Jaime Laredo.Download
April 22, 2014orchestral
KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen talks with Sound Investment composer Hannah Lash about This Ease. See the world premiere of her piece in this weekend’s concert on Saturday, April 26 or Sunday, April 27.Download
March 27, 2014westside
Richard Montoya chats with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about the history Culture Clash, storytelling and racial identity. See the Culture Clash comedian himself on April 3 at The Moss Theater for the second chamber music series that examines the influence of Los Angeles on creative output.Download
March 12, 2014orchestral
Soloist Jennifer Koh discusses her love of Bach and the continuing musical relationship she has with former teacher, Jaime Laredo. See the dynamic duo on Saturday, March 22 at the Alex Theatre or Sunday, March 23 at Royce Hall.Download
February 19, 2014orchestral
Music director Jeffrey Kahane discusses the Beethoven’s inspiration for the “Eroica” Symphony.
Learn more on Saturday, February 22 at LACO’s annual Discover concert.Download
February 10, 2014westside
Westside Connections guest artist Arnold Steinhardt discusses growing up in Los Angeles and how the city of angels influenced his creativity.
The first concert of the series is Thursday, February 13 at 7:30 pm at the Ann and Jerry Moss Theater in Santa MOnica.Download
January 22, 2014orchestral
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.Download
September 19, 2013concert preludes
Beilman maintains a hectic performances schedule and spoke with Lauritzen via Skype from Berlin, where he toured with our friends the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. Interestingly, Beilman references a recent concert in Berlin by Anne Sophie Mutter and the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Mutter performed Lutosławski’s Chain 2 (originally composed for her)with the orchestra and Beilman has carefully watched the video for technical inspiration. The piece was commissioned by Paul Sacher for the Basler Kammerorchester in Switzerland, where Mutter gave the world premiere.
And now it travels to Los Angeles with Jeffrey Kahane conducting the work for the first time with LACO. This is also Beilman’s first performance of the work and he gives his perspective on the fun differences between the Lutosławski and the Mozart “Turkish” Violin Concerto — his other solo feature for the weekend.