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Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Classical KUSC's weekly on-air arts magazine


October 18, 2014: Opera's "It" Director Barrie Kosky, Fantasia: Music Evolved

Opera director Barrie Kosky wowed audiences with The Magic Flute, now he's back at LA Opera with a double bill full of suspense; enter the world of Fantasia with new video game; Arts News; Around Town arts calendar; what's wrong with Lakme on Ask the Dean.

Posted 10/18/2014 8:00:00 AM


October 4, 2014: LA Odyssey Project; Organist Christopher Houlihan

The LA Odyssey Project brings sea monsters and cyclops to a library near you; an interview with organist Christopher Houlihan before he makes his debut at Disney Hall; Kenneth Turan reviews "Gone Girl;" Ask the Dean teaches a singer how to breathe.

Posted 10/4/2014 8:00:00 AM


September 27, 2014: John Williams, the best-loved composer in all of Hollywood

We spend most of the program this week with composer John Williams, who will be honored September 30 in the LA Phil's season-opening gala; Also, on Ask The Dean, what's the difference between a philharmonic and a symphony?

Posted 9/29/2014 8:23:00 AM


September 20, 2014: Australian composer Cameron Patrick; Violinist and bona fide rock star, Andrew Bird

A visit to the Australian outback with composer Cameron Patrick, who's written a new work for the LA Chamber Orchestra; Plus, violinist Andrew Bird on growing up classical; Kenneth Turan takes a look at a new documentary on the fall of Saigon; And, on Ask the Dean, did ballets shrink?

Posted 9/20/2014 8:00:00 AM


September 13, 2014: An Art Deco treatment for Verdi's "La Traviata"

Opera director Marta Domingo is the creative mastermind behind LA Opera's season opening production, La Traviata. She'll tell us about giving Verdi's masterpiece an Art Deco makeover. Also, a string quartet whose performances are completely improvised. And Dean Rob Cutietta answers a question about musical exports.

Posted 9/13/2014 8:00:00 AM

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