Esa-Pekka Salonen 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 Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure http://wrti.org/post/esa-pekka-salonens-excellent-violin-adventure After 17 years molding the Los Angeles Philharmonic into one of the smartest and most adventurous U.S. orchestras, music director <a href="http://www.npr.org/artists/15045451/esa-pekka-salonen" target="_blank">Esa-Pekka Salonen</a> called it quits in 2009. Among his reasons for leaving the ensemble was to devote more time to composing.<p>To escort Salonen out the door in style, the Philharmonic presented a series of his compositions in the final months of his tenure, including the premiere of the Violin Concerto. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 16:29:00 +0000 Tom Huizenga 4587 at http://wrti.org Esa-Pekka Salonen's Excellent Violin Adventure 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 Violinist Leila Josefowicz http://wrti.org/post/violinist-leila-josefowicz-0 <p>WRTI&#39;s Jim Cotter speaks with violinist Leila Josefowicz ahead of concerts with The Philadelphia Orchestra, led by conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen.</p> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 13:11:58 +0000 Jim Cotter 3756 at http://wrti.org Violinist Leila Josefowicz Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen http://wrti.org/post/maestro-esa-pekka-salonen <p>David Patrick Stearns profiles the composer and conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, who conducts The Philadelphia Orchestra this week.</p> Sun, 08 Apr 2012 15:50:00 +0000 David Patrick Stearns 3733 at http://wrti.org Maestro Esa-Pekka Salonen