Learn About the Music
Pre-Concert Talks and Events
Enhance your concert experience with pre-concert talks!
Upbeat Live is an informative and engaging way to learn about the music before your concert. Renowed musicologists will take you through music theory, guided listening and the program's historical and cultural context. Plus, you'll hear interviews with guests and members of the LA Phil and participate in the Q&A!
Inside the Music
Inside the Music is a series hosted by KUSC DJ and classical music brainiac Brian Lauritzen. Your concert ticket gains you exclusive access to pre-show presentations, post-show talks with the musicians, video that takes you beyond the program notes, and an online game. It's a choose-your-own musical adventure unlike anything you've seen, heard or felt before.
Enhance your listening and appreciation of classical music through Music 101 with KUSC's Alan Chapman. These music appreciation courses are designed for all LA Phil audiences, from those who know very little about classical music and its history, to those who are more familiar. Choose one or both classes, each of which explores a variety of topics illustrated with musical examples from the LA Phil 2018/19 season, plus vibrant visuals and a lively Q&A.