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Arts Alive with Brian Lauritzen

Classical KUSC's weekly on-air arts magazine


April 18, 2016: Bartok in the Ballpark, American Youth Symphony

Host Brian Lauritzen and his KUSC colleagues weigh in on classical music for baseball players at bat; the American Youth Symphony doesn't look a day over 50, we take you to a rehearsal; Dean Rob investigates a mysterious Tchaikovsky symphony on Ask the Dean; film critic Kenneth Turan on three films he calls fascinating; Arts News; Around Town arts calendar.

Posted 4/18/2015 8:00:00 AM


April 12, 2015: "Mexico: Fantastic Identity" at MOLAA, Violinist Hilary Hahn

We take you to the Museum of Latin American Art to see Mexico: Fantastic Identity. Plus Hilary Hahn went from playing a tiny violin at age 4 to a big career in classical music. For her new album, she tells us, she returned to a pair of concertos she first learned to play as a child. On Ask the Dean: why do we call it "Modern" music when it was written 100 years ago?

Posted 4/11/2015 8:00:00 AM


April 4, 2015: YOLA & LA Phil in Japan, TE San Pedro Rep

The light and somber moments of YOLA and LA Phil’s trip to Japan; a hungry young theater company gets a taste for Shakespeare; film critic Kenneth Turan on three new movies putting art on the big screen; Ask the Dean answers a question about classical programming in the wake of a national tragedy.

Posted 4/4/2015 8:00:00 AM


March 28, 2015: YOLA in Japan, Whistler's Mother at the Norton Simon

Brian Lauritzen on what happened when a handful of Youth Orchestra LA musicians met their peers of El Sistema Japan; a painting exchange brings three masterworks from Paris' Musee D'Orsay to Pasadena; Ask the Dean answer a question about location, location, location ... in a concert hall; Around Town arts calendar; Arts News

Posted 3/28/2015 8:00:00 AM


March 21, 2015: Bach in the Subways; Seymour: An Introduction

We celebrate Bach's birthday with Bach in the Subways; our interview with the piano teacher extraordinaire that inspired Ethan Hawke's documentary "Seymour: An Introduction"; Kenneth Turan reviews a distopian sequel and a some rare zombie gems; Ask the Dean finds the best seat in the house; Arts News: Around Town arts calendar

Posted 3/21/2015 8:00:00 AM

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