Chris Thile, who performs the California premiere of his Mandolin Concerto with LACO on January 23 and 24, chats with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about his Southern California roots, writing for Orchestra and how the second movement theme of the concerto is based on the sounds of the New York subway.

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