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.
Past pre-concert conversations:
Israel in Egypt Sun / Feb 11, 2018
Handel's Messiah Sun / Dec 17, 2017
Bach: The Six Motets Sun / Dec 10, 2017
Stravinsky's Les Noces Sun / Mar 26, 2017
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis Sun / Jan 22, 2017
Beethoven's Missa Solemnis Sat / Jan 21, 2017
Christmas with Eric Whitacre Sun / Dec 4, 2016
Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) Sun / Oct 30, 2016
Lagrime di San Pietro (Tears of St. Peter) Sat / Oct 29, 2016
Sonic Masterworks Sun / Jun 5, 2016
Alexander's Feast Sun / Apr 17, 2016
Alexander's Feast Sat / Apr 16, 2016
Anthracite Fields (Music of the Coal Miner) Sun / Mar 6, 2016