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KUSC Interviews

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


Jim Svejda with LACO Principal Oboe Allan Vogel

LACO Principal Oboe Allan Vogel is retiring after more than 40 years with the orchestra. In this conversation, Vogel talks to Jim Svejda about his life and work. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 5/25/2016 1:26:00 PM


LACO Music Director Jeffrey Kahane with Jim Svejda

KUSC's Jim Svejda talks to Jeffrey Kahane about upcoming LACO concerts, the Sound Investment program, and a very memorable concert.

Posted 3/23/2016 11:34:00 AM


David Shostac with Jim Svejda

DAVID SHOSTAC was appointed principal flute of the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra in 1975 and can also be heard on hundreds of motion picture soundtracks. He's retiring from LACO after this season. Here he speaks with Jim Svejda about his time with LACO. (musical selections have been abridged)

Posted 3/21/2016 1:18:00 PM


A Master Class in Film Composition: John Williams and Jim Svejda

Composer John Williams talks to KUSC's Jim Svejda about the music for Star Wars: The Force Awakens, which garnered Williams his 50th Academy Award nomination.

Posted 2/24/2016 10:52:00 AM


Composer Carter Burwell Talks about "Carol"

KUSC's Jim Svejda talks to composer Carter Burwell about his Oscar-nominated score for the movie "Carol."

Posted 2/23/2016 12:20:00 PM

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