27-year-old conductor Joshua Weilerstein discusses what inspired him to follow in his family’s footsteps to pursue music as a career and what performance “changed his life”.
Architect Frederick Fisher discusses Los Angeles as a shifting community, starting as a “Frontiertown,” where its unique geography has made room for experimental architecture, and the role of music as it resonates in his work.
Principal flute David Shostac chats with Brian Laurtizen in today’s podcast. Shostac, who joined the Orchestra in 1975, traces the legacy of LACO and why he loves the Mozart flute concerto.
Music director Jeffrey Kahane and Brian Lauritzen discuss LACO’s annual Discover concert.
LACO’s composer-in-residence Andrew Norman chats about his musical upbringing, his new faculty position at USC and his world premiere for the first Westside Connections concert, inspired by Frank Gehry’s house.
Guest conductor and soloist Karina Canellakis chats with Brian Laurtizen in today’s podcast. The up and coming conductor discusses her musical upbringing and what it’s like to perform double duty at one concert — as both conductor and violinist.
Music director Jeffrey Kahane discusses the century-spanning repertoire showcased in LACO’s upcoming concert, from Baroque composer Jean-Philippe Rameau to Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Aaron Jay Kernis. Watch Jeffrey in his signature style as he conducts from the keyboard in Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 on Nov. 15/16.
British cellist Steven Isserlis chats with Brian Lauritzen about his musical upbringing and the perils of traveling with a Stradivarius. Listen in and see Isserlis play Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 2 in D major on October 18/19.
Take a moment and listen to Music Director Jeffrey Kahane discuss the 2014-15 season with Brian Lauritzen. From longtime friendships to rising new stars, this season has a lot in store for our patrons!
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.