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Every day, I talk about music on the radio. Sometimes, I talk about music before, during, and after concerts. Below are some of my 2017-18 appearances.

 
Sunday, January 14, 2:00p
A pre-concert talk for Itzhak Perlman and the LA Phil’s performance of Bach’s Violin Concerto No. 1 in a minor, Brahms’ Variations on a Theme by Haydn, and Elgar’s Enigma Variations.
 
Friday, January 19, 7:00p
Inside the Music #2: Pre-concert talk and post-concert Q&A for principal guest conductor Susanna Mälkki and the LA Phil’s performance of Strauss’ Alpine Symphony, the U.S. premiere of Bernd Alois Zimmermann’s Cello Concerto, en forme de pas de trois (with dancers from the Tero Saarinen Company), and the Bach (arr. Webern) Fuga (Ricercata) from The Musical Offering.
 
Tuesday, January 23, 7:00p
A pre-performance talk for the Circa Ensemble’s performance of scenes from Monteverdi’s Il Ritorno d’Ulisse in Patria.
 
Thursday, January 25, 7:00p
A pre-concert talk for the Thierry Fischer and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra’s performance of Stravinsky’s Petrushka, Respighi’s Fountains of Rome, and Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, Egyptian, with soloist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.

 

Past Events

October 6, 2017 – Inside the Music at the LA Phil: Gustavo Dudamel conducts excerpts from Mozart’s The Magic Flute and Martin Fröst performs Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto.

October 7, 2017 – Salastina Music Society: world premiere of American Mirror by Derrick Spiva.

October 8, 2017 – Salastina Music Society: world premiere of American Mirror by Derrick Spiva.

October 8, 2017 – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: a conversation with Sussan Deyhim, Ory Shihor, and Christopher Rountree.

October 14, 2017 – Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra: a conversation with conductor Peter Oundjian.

October 15, 2017 – Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts: a conversation with the Harlem Quartet

October 16, 2017 – Philharmonic Society of Orange County: Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Ricardo Muti, performs music by Schubert, Mozart, and Schumann.

October 30, 2017 – Philharmonic Society of Orange County: Mariinsky Theatre Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev, performs music by Richard Strauss and Tchaikovsky.

December 1, 2017 – Westwood Presbyterian Church: a pre-performance discussion of Handel’s beloved oratorio The Messiah.

December 16, 2017 – Salastina Music Society: an in-depth exploration of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a special version for violin and chamber ensemble.

December 17, 2017 – Salastina Music Society: an in-depth exploration of Vivaldi’s Four Seasons in a special version for violin and chamber ensemble.

A pre-performance conversation with violinist Sarah Chang and pianist Julio Elizalde in advance of their recital of sonatas by Brahms and Franck and the Romanian Folk Dances by Bartók.
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