In anticipation of LACO’s Mandolin concert on January 23 and 24, Jeffrey Kahane talks about mandolinist Chris Thile’s musical background and praises his “astonishing” Bartok-inspired Mandolin Concerto. He also gives an overview of the other pieces on the program. This clip is an excerpt from an interview with host P.J. Ochlan that was broadcast on Retro 1260 AM.

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