ListenUp! pre-concert conversations with Music Director Grant Gershon and Classical KUSC Radio Host Alan Chapman are a great way to learn more about the music you will hear during the concert. ListenUp! is hosted one hour prior to most concerts and free to all ticket holders on a first-come first-served basis. Seats are limited, so please allow some extra time to assure your seat.
Oftentimes Grant and Alan will be joined by special guests including composers, musicologists or guest artists who bring an extra dimension to the conversation with behind-the-scenes insights about the music. Past guests have included Nico Muhly, Lalo Schifrin, Steve Reich, David Lang, Ricky Ian Gordon, Morten Lauridsen, Thomas May, Billy Childs and many more.
Listen to past pre-concert conversations:
Brahms RequiemSun, January 27, 2013
Handel's MessiahSun, December 23, 2012
Rejoice! Bach MagnificatMon, December 17, 2012
Monteverdi VespersMon, November 19, 2012
Organ ExtravaganzaMon, October 22, 2012
Tribute to GóreckiMon, June 11, 2012
Bach St. John PassionSun, April 01, 2012
Bruckner & StravinskyMon, February 13, 2012
Handel's MessiahMon, December 19, 2011
Rejoice! A Classical ChristmasMon, December 12, 2011
the little match girl passionMon, November 14, 2011