Listed here are the previous friends we have had as our weekly “Classical Californian” since launching on September 20, 2023!
October 25, 2023: Althea Waites – Pianist Althea Waites has had a protracted profession as a live performance soloist, chamber musician and collaborative artist, recording a number of albums, the newest Reflections in time, that includes works by Margaret Bonds, Jeremy Siskind, Samuel Coleridge Taylor and Curt Cacioppo. The alternatives she plans to share this week embody a efficiency that reminds her of the comb stroke she had on a chilly evening within the Sixties, an ill-fated Tchaikovsky symphony that helped save her life, a late work by Beethoven that she waited to study, and a Verdi choice that’s each operatic and reflective.
October 18, 2023: Adam Schoenberg – Adam Schoenberg has twice been within the high 10 of most carried out residing composers by orchestras in the USA. Whereas nonetheless a scholar on the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, he was launched to a number of items that he’ll carry out this week – each within the classroom and in entrance of a movie show viewers. A gorgeous aria by Henry Purcell, a haunting duet by Messiaen, a number of modern composers whose names will not be well-known, the alternatives are works which have impressed and influenced him, or that he enjoys educating his college students.
October 11, 2023: Laura Karpman – Laura Karpman wrote the soundtrack to the Marvel Studio sequence Ms. Marveland the upcoming film The miracles… For her Classical Californian playlist, she returns to a number of the music she listened to obsessively as a scholar – from the orchestration of sunshine and darkish from Stravinsky’s music, to the slippery strings of Benjamin Britten, to a jazzy reinterpretation of Ravel . And we’ll hear considered one of her favourite works by Samuel Barber, which she had the possibility to re-examine in considered one of her personal items.
October 4, 2023: Nicholas Phan – Known as a tune cycle Stranger written for the tenor by composer Nico Muhly, the playlist begins exploring the immigrant expertise in their very own phrases; one other quick set of songs by Jake Heggie, and a tune with a poem by Walt Whitman, composed by Michael Tilson Thomas.
September 27, 2023: Anne Akiko Meyers – The violinist’s playlist consists of two composers who’ve written concertos for her, some alternatives from the world of movie music, in addition to works by a number of composers finest recognized for writing for choral voices.
September 20, 2023: Jake Heggie – The composer of the operas Strolling Useless man And Moby Dick helped launch the sequence and selected to play a recording that launched him to the voice of Frederica von Stade, some music for the live performance stage and film display by Mason Bates, and a visionary opera scene by Gordon Getty.
Primarily based within the USC Constructing in downtown Los Angeles, Classical KUSC broadcasts hand-picked, commercial-free classical performances, skilled music commentary and protection of the humanities in Southern California. The listener-supported station has been broadcasting for greater than 75 years because the College of Southern California broadcast service on 91.5(FM) in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs, 91.1 KDSC in Thousand Oaks, 93.7 KDB in Santa Barbara and 99.7 KESC in Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo. It’s streamed dwell on Kusc.org and attracts listeners from everywhere in the world.