Los Angeles Philharmonic http://wrti.org en Esa-Pekka Salonen: A 21st-Century Conductor And Composer http://wrti.org/post/esa-pekka-salonen-21st-century-conductor-and-composer <p></p><p>Esa-Pekka Salonen is best known for his fruitful 17-year tenure as the music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, now led by Gustavo Dudamel. Together, with conductor Michael Tilson Thomas, Salonen is credited with putting the West Coast on the classical music map in an entirely new way. As WRTI’s Jim Cotter reports, the conductor will return to LA's Disney Hall later this year.</p><p>http://youtu.be/mbBw03Q_3zw</p><p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:56:28 +0000 Jim Cotter 6212 at http://wrti.org Esa-Pekka Salonen: A 21st-Century Conductor And Composer A Profile of Esa-Pekka Salonen http://wrti.org/post/profile-esa-pekka-salonen <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles acclaimed Finnish composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen. As a composer, Salonen is quoted saying &quot;Musical expression is bodily expression, there is no abstract cerebral expression in my opinion. It all comes out of the body.&quot; As a conductor he has simply stated that the primary reason he took up conducting was to ensure that someone would conduct his own compositions. &nbsp;He is currently principal conductor and artistic advisor of the Philharmonia Orchestra in London, and conductor laureate of the Los Angeles Philharmonic.</p> Sat, 23 Jun 2012 17:09:13 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 4047 at http://wrti.org A Profile of Esa-Pekka Salonen Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas http://wrti.org/post/mahler-people-la-philharmonic-caracas The <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15004257/los-angeles-philharmonic-orchestra" target="_blank">Los Angeles Philharmonic</a> and its conductor, <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15329418/gustavo-dudamel" target="_blank">Gustavo Dudamel</a>, have just returned from a tour in Caracas, Venezuela, where they performed <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/16039387/gustav-mahler" target="_blank">Gustav Mahler</a>'s 8th Symphony.<p>The music is known as the "Symphony of a Thousand," and Dudamel led a chorus of more than 1,100 together with <em>two </em>orchestras — the Philharmonic and the Simo Wed, 07 Mar 2012 19:20:09 +0000 editor 1195 at http://wrti.org Mahler For The People: The L.A. Philharmonic In Caracas