He may not be as recognizable in the U.S. as two of his classmates - Esa Pekka Salonen (former LA Philharmonic conductor) or Osmo Vanska (former Music Director of the Minnesota Orchestra), but the reputation of Finnish conductor Jukka-Pekka Sarasate is just as great in Canada, Norway and Finland.
Concertos highlight soloists. It's what they do. And, what makes this LACO concert special is that as they can revel in the fact that each member of the ensemble is a brilliant soloist in their own right.
Overcoming long odds after a serious accident, violinist Augustin Hadelich's ability is all the more remarkable.
When was the last time you heard of anyone being inspired by elevator music? MacArthur Genius Jeremy Denk started his latest project just that way - his own Beethoven Journey.