Brian Lauritzen | KCET
Brian Lauritzen is the afternoon weekday host on Classical KUSC. He also hosts KUSC's arts news magazine Arts Alive, Saturdays at 8:00 a.m., and the nationally-syndicated broadcasts of the LA Philharmonic. His work has been broadcast internationally by NPR, American Public Media, and the WFMT Radio Network. During his tenure at Classical KUSC, Brian has interviewed dozens of top classical musicians and artists. Among them, Gustavo Dudamel, Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw, Valery Gergiev, Placido Domingo, John Adams, Pierre Boulez, and many others. Brian is also the host of several critically acclaimed podcasts. Among them: Behind the Curtain at LA Opera and the LA Chamber Orchestra podcasts. He is occasionally interesting on Twitter as @BrianKUSC and moderately obnoxious on Instagram as brianlauritzen.
The selection of ten members of the L.A. Phil's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) for the Discover Dudamel Orchestra proves that that the social activism side of YOLA -- the part that says music has the power to transform lives -- is working.