"Breathtaking musical journey" KUSC Classical Radio
LA-based classical music radio station KUSC releases a special four-part series program, created by Adriana Cargill, about the music of Kazakhstan and Timur's projects in the United States.
"In episode one we meet the L.A. based Kazakh Opera singer who goes by just his first name Timur, and internationally renowned CalArts composer Anne LeBaron. Timur’s life journey from Kazakhstan to L.A. is remarkable and his range as a performer, extraordinary. In episode two (which will air on Arts Alive Saturday, January 14th at 8AM), LeBaron travels to Kazakhstan to discover it’s breathtaking landscapes and exotic instruments made from sheep bones and horse hair. LeBaron returns to the U.S. full of ideas and begins working on creating a cantata inspired by the history of Kazakhstan with Timur. There’s even a guest appearance by the LA Phil’s Chief Operating Officer, Chad Smith." KUSC 91.5 FM will air one episode each Saturday for the rest of the month starting on January 7th, 2017 at 8AM PST on their Arts Alive program. KUSC, founded 70 years ago, is the largest classical music public radio station in the US. You can listen online after each Saturday morning premiere here: http://kusc.org/culture/arts-alive-blog/kazakhstan-part-1/