Margaret Batjer, founder and curator of LACO’s Westside Connections series, chats with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen in an intriguing podcast about this Thursday’s concert with special guest Jane Hamilton.
The evening includes works from Brahms and Golijov, both who encountered profound life experiences that inspired the composition of these pieces. Brahms dedicated his Sextet to his fiancée Agathe von Siebold, who later left the composer broken-hearted. Golijov’s “Tenebrae” express both beauty and pain through its depiction of violence and the beauty of our existence.
Listen in to hear more about the music and how our lives influence the creation of art.