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Under the direction of conductor Steven Schick, the Symphony performs the world premiere of Mark Applebaum's Concerto for Florist & Orchestra, featuring the horticultural stylings of floral designer/performance artist James DelPrince.

American poet Billy Collins reads a selection of humorous poems for appreciative audience in this keynote event of the 2013 Writer's Symposium by the Sea, sponsored by Point Loma Nazarene University.

Editor Zene Baker has had a long collaboration with Seth Rogan. He sits down to discuss "Neighbors," the story of a couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) with a newborn baby who face unexpected difficulties after a fraternity moves next door. Baker talks about the editing process, the particular challenges of editing a comedy, how the final movie takes shape and how sometimes scenes he likes never make it to the screen. In addition to his work on Neighbors, Zene Baker has edited; "This is the End, 50/50, Seeking a Friend for the End of the World and most recently The Interview. Recorded on 11/20/2014.

Jazz made its path abroad in 1918 during the "Great War" when one black officer, Lt. James Reese Europe, volunteered for service with members of his Harlem Society Orchestra, forming the 369th Regimental Band. Because the U.S. Army did not allow black soldiers to fight alongside white comrades, the soldiers instead fought with the French and earned the moniker "Hellfighters," along with the Croix de Guerre for their heroism. The Harlem Hellfighters also brought jazz with them, and from Paris the music spread around the globe, becoming the rhythm of the 20th century. The 19th Annual Lytle Benefit Concert pays homage to the Harlem Hellfighters' enduring legacy and raises scholarship funds for promising students attending the Preuss School at UC San Diego.

UC San Diego's annual Jazz Camp gathers students and professionals together for a week-long, immersion in the art and culture of jazz. The program culminates in a finale concert, performed by student ensembles under the guidance of distinguished faculty members. The students perform both new compositions and established standards. Recorded on 6/26/2015.

Malashock Dance and SACRA/PROFANA, in partnership with UC San Diego Department of Theater & Dance, present SNAKESKIN; an evening-length dance drama told through live folk-rock songs, instrumental music, and breathtaking choreography. Composer Krishan Oberoi and choreographer John Malashock explore timeless themes through a mythic story set in a small Southern town. Watch the journey unfold as uniquely flawed characters navigate feelings of isolation that lead to the discovery of intimacy and human connection.

Vienna in the 17th and 18th centuries was renowned as the City of Musicians. "Viennese Masters" features seminal works by three illustrious composers who made their home in the Austrian capital: Ludwig van Beethoven, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms.

"Music of Our Time" features works by four prominent contemporary composers: "Synchronous," by Clarice Assad; "Death With Interruptions," by Derek Bermel; "Ning," by Chen Yi; and "Clarinet Quintet: Spring Ahead," by Peter Schickele.

The German wine route is popular with wine lovers and gourmets. Visitors can explore the region on a cycle path that is almost 100 km long.
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