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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Benjamin Beilman, the violin soloist for this weekend’s Mozart: Turkish Violin Concerto, chats with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen in LACO’s latest podcast.
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.