Leni Boorstin, Director of Community Affairs for the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, is responsible for Neighborhood Concerts and other community programs including Phil the House that introduced more than 20,000 people to LA's iconic Walt Disney Concert Hall with free performances in its opening and subsequent seasons. Ms. Boorstin works with a consortium of organizations and individuals in support of a youth orchestra movement - YOLA (Youth Orchestra LA) - in order to expand access to free, high-quality intensive music education for underserved youth across Los Angeles.
Brian Lauritzen is the producer and host of Classical KUSC's nationwide concert broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as KUSC's weekly arts magazine Arts Alive and the early music program Baroque & Beyond. Additionally, Brian writes and produces features for KUSC's more than 50 concert broadcasts each year. His work as part of these series has been broadcast nationally by NPR, American Public Media, and the WFMT Radio Network. During his tenure at Classical KUSC, Brian has interviewed dozens of top classical musicians and artists. Among them, Gustavo Dudamel, Itzhak Perlman, Dawn Upshaw, Placido Domingo, John Adams, Frank Gehry, and many others.
ALOUD audio is presented by the Library Foundation of Los Angeles and made possible through support provided by The Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, the Righteous Persons Foundation, City National Bank, K&L Gates, KPMG, Sue and David Rosenblum, Wallis Foundation, Donna and Martin J. Wolff and The Boudjakdji Foundation. Additional support provided by The Council of the Library Foundation, Library Foundation members, and the Los Angeles Public Library. Media support provided by KPPC 83.9 FM and KUSC 91.5 FM. ALOUD theme composed by Larry Karush.