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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.

La Jolla Symphony presents a concert that is resplendent with many orchestral colors and shadings. The program includes Bernstein's sassy Candide Overture and Mahler's monumental First Symphony, and features a multimedia presentation of Scriabin's rarely performed Prometheus.

Composer Mark Adamo discusses his third full-length opera, The Gospel of Mary Magdalene, as well as Aristotle, his piece for baritone and string quartet. Mark is joined by baritone Thomas Hampson , and violinist Nelson Lee and cellist Daniel McDonough of the Jupiter String Quartet.

Stephen Petronio, an award-winning dancer, choreographer and performer, shares the story of his life journey from a modest Italian family through Hampshire College then to a 25 year career building a unique and powerful language of movement. Recorded on 02/26/2014.

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.

A stellar roster of performers present the music of Franz Joseph Haydn, a seminal figure in the development of classical form and an inspiration to Mozart, Beethoven and many other composers who followed.

Pilipino Cultural Night, or PCN, is an annual tradition that emerged in the West Coast in the late 1970s to early 1980s and today is observed by thousands of Filipino American college students nationwide. PCN is a cultural show that features Pilipino ethnic dances, songs, and skits exploring various issues that affect Filipino Americans such as identity, family, racism, and youth culture. Part 2

Written for a virtuoso oboist of Mozart's acquaintance, the Quartet in F Major went on to become one of Mozart's most popular chamber works. Recorded on 8/16/2014.

"500 Days of Summer" screenwriter Scott Neustadter talks about how he and his writing partner, Michael H. Weber, came up with the offbeat script and how they find the true voice of characters. Recorded on 10/12/2014.

Screenwriter Mardik Martin, and the producer of "Baghdad to Hollywood," Ramy Katrib explore Martin Scorsese's film "Mean Streets," one of the pivotal films of the 1970s. Mardik co-wrote the screenplay with Scorsese and is in the elite group of screenwriters on WGA's list of the 101 Greatest Screenplays ever written.

In the archives of Britain's state museums, there are over 30,000 old paintings of which the origin or other aspects have yet to be unveiled. Art historians are overwhelmed with the research, so the online initiative 'Art Detective' was launched to recruit volunteers to help! Hundreds of paintings were photographed and posted. Now art fans can assist researchers in solving some mysteries.
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