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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 13, 2017: Árni Heimir Ingólfsson re: Reykjavík Festival: Sigur Rós & LA Phil

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Concert: Reykjavík Festival: Sigur Rós & LA Phil Night 1 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

50mins

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Upbeat Live - April 2, 2017: Christoph Bull re: Organ Recital: Felix Hell

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Concert: Organ Recital: Felix Hell 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: Born in Mannheim, Germany, Christoph Bull has performed and recorded around the world, including France, Switzerland, Austria, Denmark, Northern Ireland, Russia, India, Taiwan and El Salvador, at national and regional conventions of the American Guild of Organists and at venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Lincoln Center in New York City, Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa, the Cathedrals of Moscow, Saint-Denis and Salzburg as well as rock clubs like The Viper Room, The Roxy and The Whisky in Los Angeles. He’s collaborated with leading orchestras, conductors, choirs and ensembles including the Los Angeles Master Chorale, James Conlon, Carl St.Clair, Pacific Chorale, Pacific Symphony and Grammy-winning Southwest Chamber Music. He improvised his first melodies on the piano at the age of five and gave his first organ recitals and rock concerts with a band at the age of twelve. Following his graduation at Karl-Friedrich-Gymnasium Mannheim and organ studies at University of Church Music in Heidelberg and Musikhochschule Freiburg, he earned degrees at Berklee College of Music, University of Southern California and American Conservatory of Music on multiple scholarships. His organ teachers were Cherry Rhodes, Hermann Schäffer, Ludwig Dörr, Samuel Swartz, Christoph Schöner and Paul Jordan. He won prizes in numerous organ and composition competitions, including “Jugend musiziert”, Michael Masser Competition, Berklee College of Music Songwriting Competition and International Organ Competition Marcello Galanti. Christoph Bull is the creator of the genre-crossing, collaborative multi-media series organica, combining traditional and contemporary music. His collaborators include DJs, video artists, live painter, instrumentalists and singers. He has also contributed to projects by Steven Spielberg, Robin Williams, Harry Connick Jr., George Clinton and Bootsy Collins (Parliament Funkadelic), Cindy Lauper, Lili Haydn and Nishat Khan and opened the organ series at Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa and Villa Aurora in the Pacific Palisades. He’s received several awards from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers for creative and innovative concert programs and has released a number of CDs, including License To Chill, Old School, organica 2001, organica 2, and organica 3. His musical Treasure Island, a collaboration with lyricist Tim Mathews, was premiered in both the U.S. and Germany. His solo album First & Grand, the world premiere recording of the Walt Disney Concert Hall Organ, was celebrated by the international trade press and showcases the stylistic versatility and expressiveness of his playing. His original song “Peace” was featured on the benefit album 2 Unite All together with songs by Peter Gabriel, Stewart Copeland and others. His music has been broadcast on TV and radio, including on NPR’s flagship station in Southern California, KCRW, on Classical KUSC and the Minnesota Public Radio program “Pipedreams”. Christoph Bull is based in Los Angeles. In addition to his activities as a concert organist, composer, singer-songwriter, speaker, university organist and organ professor at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), he is organist-in-residence at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles, playing the largest church pipe organ in the world.

May 11 2018

44mins

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Upbeat Live - March 10, 2017: Eric Bromberger re: Beethoven & Shostakovich

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Concert: Beethoven & Shostakovich 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

31mins

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Upbeat Live - September 29, 2017: Bruce Alan Brown - Mozart 1791: Final Piano Concerto | Upbeat Live

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Concert: Mozart 1791 - Final Piano Concerto 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

May 11 2018

37mins

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Upbeat Live - April 6, 2017: Veronika Krausas re: Salonen & Sibelius

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Concert: Salonen & Sibelius 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: Of Lithuanian heritage, composer Veronika Krausas was born in Australia raised in Canada, and lives in Los Angeles. She has directed, composed for, and produced multi-media events that incorporate her works with dance, acrobatics and video. The Globe & Mail (Toronto) writes “her works, whose organic, lyrical sense of storytelling are supported by a rigid formal elegance, give her audiences a sense that nature’s frozen objects are springing to life.” She was one of 6 composers involved in the acclaimed mobile opera Hopscotch. Alex Ross of the New Yorker called Hopscotch, “a remarkable experimental opera.” Her first opera, The Mortal Thoughts of Lady Macbeth, based on Shakespeare’s Macbeth, was premiered at the New York City Opera’s VOX 2008 festival. A full production was mounted in Los Angeles in August 2010 to sold-out audiences. Mark Swed of the Los Angeles Times said of her chamber opera, “Something novel this way comes.” Her newest opera Ghost Opera, a dramma giocoso with libretto by André Alexis and The Old Trout Puppet Company, will première with Calgary Opera at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity in May 2019. Commissions and performances include the Los Angeles Philharmonic, The Industry, New York City Opera, Tanglewood Contemporary Music Festival, Ensemble musikFabrik, Chicago Architecture Biennial (2016), Piano Spheres for Gloria Cheng, The Vancouver Symphony, ERGO Projects, Esprit Orchestra, Fort Worth Opera, Jacaranda Music, Motion Music, and the Penderecki String Quartet. Krausas has music composition degrees from the University of Toronto, McGill University in Montreal, and a doctorate from the Thornton School of Music at USC in Los Angeles, where she is a faculty member in the Composition Department.  She serves on the advisory boards of Jacaranda Music and People Inside Electronics.

May 11 2018

38mins

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