Classical KUSC


Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Classical KUSC's weekly on-air arts magazine


October 25, 2014: Jewish Women's Theatre, Burning Down the House at PMCA

The evolution of LA's Jewish Women's Theatre; Burning Down the House, evocative photos at the Pasadena Museum of California Art; film critic Kenneth Turan reviews a doc about a notorious leak and an animated feature about a baby in a bamboo stalk; Ask the Dean talks sax.

Posted 10/25/2014 8:00:00 AM


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

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