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KUSC brings you interviews with movers and shakers in the world of the arts.

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Composer Lionel Sainsbury on The Evening Program

British composer Lionel Sainsbury chats with KUSC's Jim Svejda about how Sainsbury became the composer he is today and about many of his compositions, including his Cello Concerto, Violin Concerto, Two Nocturnes for strings, Soliloquy for solo violin, and works from his new piano CD Sunlight and Storms. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 7/24/2014 3:27:00 PM

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Marilyn Horne with Jim Svejda

Jim Svejda interviews American mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne about her career and the upcoming season at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, where Horne is head of the vocal program. Originally aired on The Evening Program with Jim Svejda on June 17, 2014. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 6/30/2014 1:50:00 PM

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Theodore Bikel with Jim Svejda

Austrian-American actor, folk singer, musician, and composer Theodore Bikel talks to Jim Svejda about NOT going to Africa to film The African Queen, meeting Maria von Trapp and when he knew Fiddler on the Roof was going to be a success.

Posted 6/13/2014 12:25:00 PM

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2014 Best Score Oscar Nominee Thomas Newman

The score that Thomas Newman eventually wrote for Saving Mr. Banks was given the unusual demand to weave his own music with the classic Sherman Brothers songs for Mary Poppins. He discusses these joyful challenges with Jim Svejda.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, music has been edited out of this program.

Posted 2/21/2014 3:52:00 PM

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2014 Best Score Oscar Nominee Steven Price

Composer Steven Price received his first Oscar nomination for the space-disaster film Gravity. He discusses with Jim Svejda his decision to compose psychologically in order to match the approach of director Alfonso Cuaron, as well as how he worked without two standards of modern film scoring: No temp track & no percussion.

Note: Due to copyright restrictions, music has been edited out of this program.

Posted 2/19/2014 9:57:00 AM

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