KUSC brings you interviews with movers and shakers in the world of the arts.
March 18, 2019
Superstar pianist Yuja Wang stopped by KUSC to chat with Jim Svejda about the rewards and challenges of her repertoire and how the shallow can become sublime.
February 16, 2019
Marc Shaiman joins Jim Svejda to discuss his score for Mary Poppins Returns.
February 15, 2019
Oscar-nominated composer Ludwig Goransson talks to Jim Svejda about traveling to Africa to research the score for Black Panther.
February 14, 2019
Nicholas Britell earned an Academy Award nomination for the music of Moonlight. He teamed up with Moonlight director Barry Jenkins again for If Beale Street Could Talk and, again, earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Score. Here Britell talks to Jim Svejda about making music that feels like real emotions.
February 13, 2019
Terence Blanchard is up for an Oscar for his BlacKkKlansman score. He stopped by The Evening Program to talk about the stranger-than-fiction story, why he was scared to write the score for Malcolm X and how he’s learned to read Spike Lee’s mind.
February 12, 2019
KUSC’s Jim Svejda talks to Oscar-nominated composer Alexandre Desplat about his spare score for Wes Anderson’s “Isle of Dogs”.
November 12, 2018
American choral composer Morton Lauridsen joins Jim Svejda for a conversation about his latest recording and where we finds his most potent sources of inspiration.