In this podcast, concertmaster and series curator Margaret Batjer joins KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen to discuss this year’s theme for Westside Connections: Music and the Mind. Listen in as Margaret and Brian discuss how this intriguing theme came to be and how it will be played out in each concert.

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Orchestral Series

Join "America's finest chamber orchestra" for a seven concert series that showcases the ensemble’s trademark mix of regal classics and music from today’s leading composers.

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In Focus: Beethoven

Margaret Batjer curator

Join concertmaster Margaret Batjer for a three concert series of remarkable chamber works by one of the most recognized and influential musicians of any period: Beethoven.