Virtual Pre-Concert Talks

In normal seasons, the Festival’s pre-concert talks have been a popular event that gives listeners a fascinating view of the compositional felicities of and programmatic connections between works that comprise a concert program.

Last year,  Dr. Ryan Dudenbostel, among the most engaging classical music (and other genres) advocates on the planet, converted his live conversations to the video medium. The results were magical!  And they offered patrons a chance to watch in the week before attending a live concert. 

So we have asked him to do it again for 2022.  Stay tuned!!!

By way of background, Dr. Dudenbostel is Director of Orchestral Studies at Western Washington University, where he conducts the WWU Symphony Orchestra, coordinates the graduate program, and directs the contemporary music ensemble NowHearThis! Previously, he was Music Director of the El Sistema-based Santa Monica Youth Orchestra in Los Angeles. He recently served as Interim Artistic Director of the Marrowstone Music Festival, and regularly returns to LA for concerts with the Jacaranda new music series.