ListenUp! pre-concert conversations with Artistic 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.