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LA Phil Podcasts (Inside the Music, Upbeat Live, and more!)

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Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowned musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guest artists and members of the LA Phil and participate in Q & A!

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Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowned musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guest artists and members of the LA Phil and participate in Q & A!

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Very nice

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Just what I was looking for, I hope there will be more! :)

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11 Ratings
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Very nice

By No history, - Oct 15 2015
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Just what I was looking for, I hope there will be more! :)
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LA Phil Podcasts (Inside the Music, Upbeat Live, and more!)

Latest release on Feb 01, 2019

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Inside the Music - Buddha Passion

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Classical KUSC's Brian Lauritzen discusses Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon composer Tan Dun's stunning evening-length oratorio, Buddha Passion, based on stories inspired by the Dunhuang Cave paintings. Buddha Passion will have its U.S. premiere Feb 8 & 9, 2019, at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Tix: http://bit.ly/TanDun-Buddha On Friday, February 8, your ticket gives you access to pre- and post-concert content! Join Brian Lauritzen for an Inside the Music pre-concert talk — and stick around after the performance for a post-show Q&A with Brian and the artists.

Feb 01 2019

9mins

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Inside the Music - Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

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Classical KUSC's Brian Lauritzen discusses Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique,” in this first Inside the Music podcast from the LA Phil's 2018-19 season! Tchaikovsky concert tix: http://bit.ly/MTT-Tchaik6-SC Starting Friday, Nov 30, 2018, Michael Tilson Thomas and the LA Phil perform Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 6 — as well as the conductor's own Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind — at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Your ticket gives you access to pre- and post-concert content! Join Brian Lauritzen for an Inside the Music pre-concert talk — and stick around after the performance for a post-show Q&A with Brian and the artists.

Nov 26 2018

20mins

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Upbeat Live - October 6, 2018: Kristi Brown-Montesano

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Concert: LA Fest: Dudamel Kicks Off the 100th Season Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. For more information: http://laphil.com/upbeatlive About the Speaker: Kristi Brown-Montesano, Chair of Music History at the Colburn Conservatory of Music, received her Ph.D. in musicology from UC Berkeley, with a specialization in 18th-century western European music. A trained vocalist, studying with Stephanie Friedman and Jeffrey Thomas, Brown-Montesano was a long-time member of the American Bach Soloists. Her book Understanding The Women of Mozart's Operas (Univ. of Calif. Press, 2007), offers a detailed study of the female characters in the Da Ponte operas (The Marriage of Figaro, Don Giovanni, and Così fan tutte) and The Magic Flute, re-evaluating common critical tropes and assumptions about this fascinating roles. Brown-Montesano has presented and published essays on uses of classical concert music in film, trends in marketing opera, the Wagnerian influence on the films of Lars von Trier, and gender politics in contemporary classical-music culture. Current projects include unraveling the mystery of Arthur Conan Doyle’s choice of the violin for his fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, collaborating on a book on music and American television, an evaluation of postwar pop-culture reception of J.S. Bach in the US, and a study on opera, education, and children. As a teacher and “public musicologist,” Brown-Montesano values every opportunity for connection and dialogue with students, teachers, musicians and audience members. In 2014, she was honored to participate in the UCLA Musicology Department’s Distinguished Lecture Series; in 2017, she was a panelist and presenter at the first “Women in Music Festival” at Mount Saint Mary’s University. An active speaker in the Los Angeles classical-music community, Brown Montesano collaborates with a number organizations in the Southern California area, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Salon de Musiques chamber series, Opera League of Los Angeles, Mason House Concerts, Performances a la Carte, and—beginning next year—La Jolla Music Society.

Nov 21 2018

33mins

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LA Phil Artist-Collaborator Yuval Sharon on Europeras 1 & 2

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LA Phil Artist-Collaborator Yuval Sharon discusses his production of Europeras 1 & 2 as part of our Fluxus Festival. See it for yourself Nov 6, 10 & 11, 2018, at Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City. Tix and info: http://bit.ly/EuroperasSC “For two hundred years the Europeans have been sending us their operas. Now I’m sending them back.” That’s how John Cage described Europeras 1 & 2, and he wasn’t kidding. The LA Phil, The Industry and LA Phil Artist-Collaborator Yuval Sharon team up again for a wild new production of Cage’s radical revelation. Location: Sony Pictures Studios in Culver City (10202 W. Washington Blvd, Culver City, CA 90232) Directions and Map: https://ucarecdn.com/2f800a94-2ff6-4cf6-aca1-32eb887a3051/ Parking address closest to gate: 4080 Overland Ave, Culver City, CA 90232) Visit http://fluxuslaphil.tumblr.com, where essays by prominent artists and scholars on aspects of the Fluxus movement and documentation of festival events will be posted throughout the LA Phil's 2018/19 season.

Oct 30 2018

18mins

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Inside the Music - Peter Sellars & Refik Anadol: A New Presentation of Schumann's Das Paradies

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KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen goes inside the multimedia aspect of "Das Paradies und die Peri" by Robert Schumann with media artist Refik Anadol and director Peter Sellars. "Das Paradies" will be performed June 1-3, 2018, at Walt Disney Concert Hall by the Los Angeles Philharmonic conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Tix: http://bit.ly/2IZ6FsW Your ticket gives you access to pre- and post-concert content! Join Brian Lauritzen for an Inside the Music pre-concert talk — and stick around after the performance for a post-show Q&A with Brian and the artists.

May 21 2018

20mins

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Upbeat Live - April 17, 2017: Árni Heimir Ingólfsson re: Reykjavík Festival: Jóhann Jóhannsson

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Concert: Reykjavík Festival: Jóhann Jóhannsson Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. For more information: laphil.com/upbeatlive About the Speaker: Árni Heimir Ingólfsson is Iceland’s leading musicologist and a renowned pianist, choral conductor, and music educator. Born in Reykjavík, he majored in piano performance and music history at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and received his PhD in musicology from Harvard University. He is currently Associate/Visiting Professor of Musicology at the Iceland Academy of the Arts, as well as being Artistic Advisor for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra. Ingólfsson has devoted much of his career to researching Icelandic music history. He has published widely in Icelandic and English, including an article published by Harvard University Press in the 2013 volume City, Chant, and the Topography of Early Music. His biography of the Icelandic composer Jón Leifs was nominated for the Icelandic Book Award and an English version will be published in 2018 by Indiana University Press. His most recent book, published in 2016, is the first comprehensive history of classical music to be written in the Icelandic language. Ingólfsson has given lectures at conferences in Europe and the United States, been Visiting Erasmus Lecturer at the Vienna Conservatory of Music, and has held visiting fellowships in musicology at Oxford University, Boston University, and Harvard. As a musician, Ingólfsson is primarily active as a collaborative pianist and choral conductor. He is the founder and artistic director of the Carmina Chamber Choir, which has appeared in various concerts in Iceland, England, Germany, France, and Sweden, as well as at the Reykjavik Arts Festival. On the Icelandic label Smekkleysa, he has produced three CDs with music from medieval Icelandic manuscripts, two of which won the Icelandic Music Awards for Best Classical CD of the Year. One of these CDs, Melodia, was also Editor’s Choice in Gramophone. Ingólfsson has worked with a wide range of prominent musicians including composer Nico Muhly and singer-composer Björk, arranging several tracks for her 2011 Grammy-nominated album Biophilia.

May 11 2018

31mins

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Upbeat Live - January 15, 2017: Eric Bromberger re: Mehta & Shankar

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Concert: Mehta & Shankar Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. For more information: laphil.com/upbeatlive About the Speaker: Eric Bromberger received his Ph.D. in American Literature from UCLA and taught literature and writing courses at Bates College (Lewiston, ME) and San Diego State University.  A violinist, he joined the La Jolla Symphony Orchestra in 1980 and began writing the orchestra’s program notes the following year.  Those notes drew the attention of presenters and performers, and soon he was able to quit his day job and devote himself to his first love, music.  He is presently program annotator for the Minnesota Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, Washington Performing Arts at the Kennedy Center, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, 92nd Street Y in New York City, San Francisco Performances, University of Chicago Presents, La Jolla Music Society, and others.  He wrote the liner notes for the Alexander String Quartet’s recent recordings of the quartet cycles of Mozart, Beethoven, Shostakovich, and Bartók.

May 11 2018

28mins

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Upbeat Live - April 20, 2017: Alan Chapman re: From the New World

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Concert: From the New World Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. For more information: laphil.com/upbeatlive About the Speaker: Alan Chapman is heard weekdays on Classical KUSC (91.5 FM). He also produces and hosts “Modern Times” on Saturday nights and “A Musical Offering,” a program of Baroque music Sunday mornings. He was a longtime Professor of Music at Occidental College and served as a Visiting Professor at UCLA and UC Santa Barbara. In recent years he has been a member of the music theory faculty of the Colburn Conservatory. Well known as a pre-concert lecturer, he has been a regular speaker on the Upbeat Live series since its inception in 1984. He also works closely with the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Pacific Symphony, and has been heard globally as programmer and host of the inflight classical channels on United and Delta Airlines. After receiving his undergraduate degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, he earned a Ph.D. in music theory from Yale University. His analytical work has appeared in The Journal of Music Theory, and he is a contributor to A New Orpheus: Essays on Kurt Weill (Yale University Press, 1986), winner of the 1987 Deems Taylor Award for excellence in writing on music. Dr. Chapman is also active as a composer-lyricist and pianist. His songs, which have been performed and recorded by Andrea Marcovicci, Amanda McBroom, and many other artists throughout the United States and in England, have been honored by ASCAP, the Johnny Mercer Foundation, and the Manhattan Association of Cabarets. His children’s opera Les Moose: The Operatic Adventures of Rocky and Bullwinkle, commissioned by Los Angeles Opera, was premiered in 15 public schools in 1997. Peter and Mr. Wolf, a work chronicling the tribulations of an eighth-grader in search of a science project, was commissioned by Chamber Music Palisades and premiered in 2008 with Chapman as narrator. He frequently appears with his wife, soprano Karen Benjamin, in evenings of his original songs as well as concerts dedicated to preserving the American Songbook. They have performed at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, New York’s Town Hall, the Los Angeles Music Center, Pepperdine University, Ford Amphitheatre, Broad Stage, Dallas Museum of Art, and many other venues across the United States. Their CD, Que Será, Será: The Songs of Livingston and Evans, features the late Ray Evans telling the stories behind such beloved songs as “Mona Lisa” and “Silver Bells.”

May 11 2018

30mins

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Upbeat Live - February 24, 2017: Daniel Kessner re: Hélène Grimaud Plays Brahms

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Concert: Hélène Grimaud Plays Brahms Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. For more information: laphil.com/upbeatlive About the Speaker: Composer-flutist-conductor Daniel Kessner received his Ph.D. with Distinction at the University of California, Los Angeles, in 1971, studying with Henri Lazarof. His more than 140 compositions have received over 800 performances worldwide, and 28 works are recorded commercially. Most of his scores are available from Theodore Front Musical Literature at tfront.com. Kessner’s most important awards include the Queen Marie-José International Composition Prize in Geneva (1972), a 2003 Fulbright Senior Scholar Award to lecture and perform at the Musikhochschule in Trossingen, Germany, a Fulbright Senior Specialist Grant to perform and lecture in Trondheim, Norway in 2007, and similar residency at the Universidade do Minho in Portugal in 2011. He is now Professor Emeritus at California State University, Northridge, retired after a career of 36 years teaching composition and music theory and directing various ensembles from 1970 through 2006. As a flutist, he has given flute-piano recitals with his wife, Dolly Eugenio Kessner, in France, Italy, Holland, Germany, El Salvador, England, Portugal, Norway, and the Czech Republic, and has performed in numerous chamber music concerts. He has appeared as a guest conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic New Music Group, the Black Sea Philharmonic of Romania, the Moorpark Symphony Orchestra, and more recently the Trondheim Sinfonietta, among others. He has been an Upbeat Live lecturer for the Los Angeles Philharmonic since 1983. In the spring semester of 2006 he joined the faculty of the University of Hawaii on a one-semester appointment. In the fall of 2006 he accepted a similar position at the Thornton School of Music of the University of Southern California. He enjoys an active career as a composer, conductor and flutist.

May 11 2018

43mins

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Upbeat Live - March 25, 2017: Christian Campos re: Tetzlaff Plays Dvořák

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Concert: Tetzlaff Plays Dvořák Upbeat Live provides historical and cultural context for many concerts, featuring engaging speakers, audio examples, and special guests. These events are free to ticket holders and are held in BP Hall, on the second floor, accessible after your ticket is scanned. For more information: laphil.com/upbeatlive About the Speaker: Los Angeles native Christian Campos is managing artistic director of the Horizon Music Group. Under Campos’ stewardship, the ensemble has collaborated with the Cincinnati Boychoir (Bach cantatas), Long Beach Camerata Singers (Handel’s Messiah), Pacific Chorale (Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna), and Bach Collegium San Diego (Bach’s St. John Passion). Campos has performed at the Oregon, Los Angeles, Long Beach, and Whittier College Bach Festivals. His conducting style has been described as “expressive, varied and tuned perfectly with the music” (Long Beach Grunion Gazette). Campos graduated from DePauw University where he studied music and economics while participating in honors programs in business management and information technology. A champion of world music, he received a grant from the ASIANetwork to study Indian Carnatic Music, the result of which was the first ever online database of ragas, composers, and compositions. Since returning to California, he has worked as a guest conductor and contractor of choirs and orchestras, regularly performing with musicians from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, and Los Angeles Master Chorale. He has contracted for the American Choral Directors Association, Chorus America, Broad Stage, Santa Monica College, CalState Long Beach, Fullerton, Los Angeles, and San Bernardino, and a host of area performing organizations. Christian has been featured on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Upbeat Live pre-concert series; in previous seasons he worked as a score reader at the Hollywood Bowl and lecturer as part of the Student Insiders pre-concert series. Campos has served on the faculty at Pomona College and the USC Thornton School of Music, where he recently completed his coursework towards a Doctor of Musical Arts degree. For more information, please visit www.christiancampos.net.

May 11 2018

43mins

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