Composer/conductor Benjamin Wallfisch discusses coming from a musical family, writing music for movies vs. the concert hall and conducting your own composition, with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen. Invited by music director Jeffrey Kahane two years ago to conduct LACO, Wallfisch was also commissioned to compose a Violin Concerto for assistant concertmaster Tereza Stanislav. She give the world premiere with the Orchestra this weekend as part of Beethoven’s Second.

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