Conductor and pianist Ignat Solzhenitsyn joins KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen on topics including the trailblazing ways of Lutoslawski, preparing for a concert in which he plays and conducts at the same time and the open-ended possibilities for the drum roll that begins Haydn’s Symphony No. 103. Join us to for Haydn’s Drum Roll on January 22 & 23.
LACO’s principal cellist, and soloist for the Spotlight on LACO concert, Andrew Shulman talks with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about the beautiful tones of the Schumann Cello Concerto in A minor.
LACO’s principal clarinet Joshua Ranz chats with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about the jazz and Latin influences in Copland’s Clarinet Concerto. Ranz is the featured soloist in the Concerto at the Spotlight on LACO concerts on December 11 and 12.
Get a preview of this weekend’s concert as KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen talks with Carl St.Clair about Beethoven’s life and how the many elements of his surroundings affected the Seventh Symphony. Get the inside scoop and then hear the full discourse at Discover Beethoven 7 on November 6 at Ambassador Auditorium.
Also, read about the Adams Schnellar Timpani that will be used for this special concert.
Violinist Leila Josefowicz talks with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about growing up as a virtuoso and the upcoming performance of Prokofiev’s Violin Concerto No. 1 with LACO at this weekend’s infinite enchantment.
From Great Romantics on May 16, LACO composer-in-residence Derek Bermel talks shop with Sound Investment composer George Tsontakis, whose new piece Laconika was premiered to critical acclaim at the concert.
Each year our Sound Investment program allows a group of music lovers to commission a new piece of music and gain insights into the composition process by attending salons with the composer throughout the year, hearing early readings of the piece, seeing sketches and even attending a full rehearsal. For more information, visit laco.org/soundinvest.
PJ Ochlan of KJAZZ 88.1 The Arts Report took a call from our Silent Film co-chairman Roger L. Mayer to talk about Roger’s love of Buster Keaton, his passion for film preservation and the experience of hearing a new score performed live by a full Orchestra.
LACO’s Silent Film will be held Sunday, May 23 at Royce Hall, and will feature a world premiere score by composer Timothy Brock to Buster Keaton’s classic The Cameraman. Disney’s 1924 film Alice’s Wild West Show is also on the bill, with a score by Alexander Rannie. Tickets are still available online or by calling the LACO box office at 213 622 7001 × 215.
2009-10 Sound Investment commission recipient George Tsontakis talks to KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen about the world premiere of his new LACO-commissioned work Laconika.
Laconika will be premiered at Great Romantics, the final Orchestral Series concert of our 2009-10 season.
From the final Baroque Conversations concert of our season, leader and violinist Margaret Batjer, soloists Roland Kato and Josefina Vergara and LACO musicians answer a host of lively questions from our enthusiastic audience.
Don’t forget that subscriptions for next year’s five concert Baroque Conversations series are already on sale, and can be purchased by calling the LACO Box Office at 213 622 7001 ×215.
In today’s podcast LACO music director Jeffrey Kahane discusses the work of Sound Investment composer George Tsontakis, whose new piece Laconika will receive its world premiere performances on May 15 and 16 at our Great Romantics concert, the final Orchestral Series concert of the season. Don’t fret though! Our 2010-11 Orchestral Series concerts are now online, and the next season begins on September 25.
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