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Nicolas Reveles introduces viewers to Richard Strauss' bittersweet masterpiece Der Rosenkavalier, an opera that is considered the epitome of the Romantic style.

The Naked Liszt is an intimate look at the life, love and music of celebrated Hungarian composer Franz Liszt. World renowned pianist Cecil Lytle performs a selection of the composer's favorite pieces-with a twist. Each piece of music is introduced by readings of letters to, from or about Liszt and his music, creating a vibrant multimedia image of the life of the influential 19th century musician.

A stellar cast of musicians, including Gilbert Castellano (trumpet), Brett Sanders (drums), and the Besos de Coco ensemble, demonstrate the influence of Jazz around the world.

János Négyesy died on Dec. 20, 2013. In lieu of what would have been his 80th Soirée for Music Lovers, we pay tribute to Maestro Négyesy on Valentine's Day with a concert featuring performances by faculty members Mark Dresser (contrabass), Aleck Karis (piano), Philip Larson (bass baritone), Kartik Seshadri (sitar), Robert Zelickman (clarinet), along with various peers, alumni and students who performed with or were mentored by János.

The La Jolla Symphony & Chorus' second annual Young People's Concert is tailored for young audiences and enjoyable for the entire family. Conductor Steven Schick takes the audience through an enlightening and entertaining performance of Mahler's famous Fifth Symphony, with commentary from the podium.

In the finale concert for UC San Diego Jazz Camp 2014, sax virtuoso Charles McPherson leads a talented group of students in a performance of standards and new works.

After working in relative obscurity during his lifetime, forty years after his untimely death Franz Schubert was recognized as one of the colossal creative forces in music. In this presentation a distinguished group of musicians performs Schubert's "String Quintet in C Major," one of the greatest achievements in the chamber music form.

Producer Lisa Bruce and screenwriter/producer Anthony McCarten join host Matt Ryan for a lively discussion of their film "The Theory of Everything." Starring Eddie Redmayne and Felicity Jones, the movie follows the extraordinary story of one of the world's greatest living minds, the renowned astrophysicist Stephen Hawking, who falls deeply in love with fellow Cambridge student Jane Wilde.

Producer/Director Charlie Soap and Producer Kristina Kiehl discuss the film inspired by the true story of the struggle for, opposition to, and ultimate success of a rural Cherokee community to bring running water to their families by using the traditional concept of "gadugi," working together to solve a problem. Sonny Skyhawk moderates the conversations.

During Berlin Fashion Week, the German Capital is focusing on fashion, fashion, fashion. Also, Austrian light artists have drones dancing a choreography in the sky, and Pilsen in the Czech Republic is beginning it's year of Capital of Culture with a big street festival.
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