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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Set in out of the ordinary locales, SESSION is a unique experience where LACO musicians join forces with compelling composers. Each program is designed to fit the unique properties of a space and test ideas about the relationship between performers and audience.

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Meet the composer, hear excerpts of the score-in-progress and attend a full orchestral rehearsal of the completed work.