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Classical Californians: James Conlon | Tune In Wednesday at 7pm!

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Bonnie Perkinson

This week's Classical Californian is the Music Director of Los Angeles Opera, conductor James Conlon. For many years, through a project called "Recovered Voices," he's tried to shine a spotlight on music that was suppressed or prevented from having the performances that they deserved. A double-bill at LA Opera through March 17th brings together a pair of works that fall into that category, and we'll get a taste of music by the composers of those works and more - William Grant Still, whose Afro-American Symphony was groundbreaking in the history of Black American composers getting their works performed by major orchestras; Alexander Zemlinsky, who was in Mahler's circle in Vienna, and whose works were banned by the Nazis; there are also selections by Erwin Schulhoff and Felix Mendelssohn. Tune in Wednesday at 7 pm!

Published on 02.26.2024