LA PHIL AT HOME
- By J COOK
Have you reached the end of the streaming rainbow? Bored of (un)reality television? Need something different? Well, how about letting your ears do the driving, and leave the visuals to the aural spectacle that the LA Phil is streaming at a computer near you. This may sound a bit strange, but please indulge me for a moment. Grab a nice glass of wine or beer … or stronger. Sit down in your favorite comfortable chair. Then press play on one of the many incredible concerts recorded by the Phil. Dudamel is leading the charge with programs of Copland and Stravinsky along with a roster of brilliant guest artists doing Mahler, Handel, and of course, Beethoven. Conductor laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen wraps up the series on June 21 with an interesting night putting the formalism of Bach beside the expressionism of Hindemith. This will not only be the series finale but will also follow Salonen’s at-home series, also on KUSC, which began April 20. Not only will he run through his personal reflections on a curated selection of music, but it will offer insight into the concert series finale.
Both series are hosted by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen who will also be conducting interviews to shed additional light on these musical motifs/movies for your mind/imagination. So change it up for a night and huddle ‘round the intertube just like our grandparents before us!
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