LACO concertmaster, and curator/host of Westside Connections, Margaret Batjer the upcoming series with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen.

More than your average chamber music series, Westside Connections examines how music connects with other mediums and how understanding that crossroad changes how a listener hears the music.

Listen in and learn more about how Batjer created this year’s theme and the unique classical works that surfaced as a result.

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S E S S I O N spiva

Produced in collaboration with Four Larks, SESSION featured the world premiere of The Body Overcome by Derrick Spiva Jr, hindustani vocalist Saili Oak, a US premiere by composer Juan Pablo Contreras and works by Conor Brown, Salina Fisher and Reena Esmail.

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