This weekend bears witness to its pervasive impact of Minimalism our culture today. Steve Reich’s opera Three Tales opens the Long Beach Opera company’s 40th anniversary season on Saturday and Sunday at the Ernest Borgnine Theatre in Long Beach and the LA Phil is currently giving the world premiere of Reich’s Music for Ensemble and Orchestra. Just across the street at the Dorothy Chandler the LA Opera is presenting a work by another minimalist icon Philip Glass and his opera Satyagraha. In a recent conversation with KUSC’s John Van Driel, Steve Reich explains his unconventional introduction to music.
From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. KUSC will be covering those experiences on Arts Alive. And when you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online at kusc.org/artsalive.