Lonnie Klein

Intermezzo
6:55 pm
Fri April 4, 2014

Connecting with the Audience: A Conversation with Ryan Anthony and Lonnie Klein

LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein and trumpet soloist Ryan Anthony in the KRWG studios
Credit Leora Zeitlin

At every concert he performs in, trumpet virtuoso Ryan Anthony strives to connect deeply with his audience and bring them the best he can, whether as a soloist, in a chamber group – such as the acclaimed Canadian Brass, which whom he performed for several years – or as principal trumpet player for the Dallas Symphony.

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Intermezzo
5:03 pm
Fri February 7, 2014

American music and Lincoln’s words: Cellist Amit Peled, Ambassador Delano Lewis & Lonnie Klein

Cellis Amit Peled, Ambassador Delano Lewis, and conductor Lonnie Klein
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Although Victor Herbert enjoyed superstar fame at the turn of the 20th century, his name – and his famous Cello Concerto No. 2 – are less known today. Israeli-American cellist Amit Peled hopes to bring the concerto back into the repertoire by performing it around the country, including in an American music concert with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra. For former U. S. Ambassador to South Africa Delano Lewis, narrating Aaron Copland’s powerful “Lincoln Portrait” in the same concert has powerful personal meaning.

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Intermezzo
3:38 pm
Fri December 6, 2013

Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev: A conversation with Ilya Yakushev and Lonnie Klein

Acclaimed Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev, and Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra conductor Lonnie Klein
Credit Leora Zeitlin

The Russian composer Sergei Rachmaninoff suffered a three-year depression before a doctor used hypnotherapy to bring him out of it, which enabled him to write his second Piano Concerto, one of his most beloved and famous works. Russian pianist Ilya Yakushev and LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein came to the KRWG studios to discuss with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin whether it is important to know such stories when performing music, some of the similarities and differences between Rachmaninoff and Sergei Prokofiev, and more. Recorded on December 6, 2013.

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Intermezzo
2:29 pm
Fri September 27, 2013

Eric Ruske: A Passion for Music

Horn virtuoso Eric Ruske

Horn player Eric Ruske’s virtuosity has been described in reviews from all over the world as “ebullient,” “impeccable,” “gorgeous,” “sensitive,” “mellifluous,” and more. While in Las Cruces to perform the Horn Concerto by Reinhold Gliere with the Las Cruces Symphony Orchestra, he and LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein came to KRWG to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about Gliere, the challenges of practicing and rehearsing, the orchestral side of the concerto, and the passion for life and music that Ruske’s teacher, Dale Clevenger, inspired in him.

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Intermezzo
3:22 pm
Fri May 3, 2013

Musical Truths: A Conversation with Mark Kosower and Lonnie Klein

Conductor Lonnie Klein and cellist Mark Kosower
Credit Leora Zeitlin

Acclaimed cellist Mark Kosower maintains a busy solo career while also serving as the Principal Cellist of the Cleveland Orchestra and teaching at the Cleveland Institute of Music. While in Las Cruces to perform the Schumann Cello Concerto with the Las Cruces Symphony, he and conductor Lonnie Klein came to the KRWG studios to talk with Intermezzo host Leora Zeitlin about Schumann, Tchaikovsky, and Kosower’s renowned teacher, Janos Starker, who died earlier in the week.

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Intermezzo
2:33 pm
Thu November 8, 2012

Brave, New World: Composer Bill McGlaughlin & Conductor Lonnie Klein Discuss World Premiere

Composer and national radio host Bill McGlaughlin and LCSO conductor Lonnie Klein visited KRWG in late September, 2012.
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