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Monday, January 23, 2012 7:00 PM
[ALOUD] at Central Library
Mon, Jan 23, 7:00 PM [ALOUD]
Why Mahler? How One Man and Ten Symphonies Changed Our World

Author Norman Lebrecht in conversation with
Deborah Borda, president and CEO,
Los Angeles Philharmonic Association

In his new biography, Lebrecht explores the life of the composer who straddled two musical worlds—born into the age of high romanticism and most prolific at a time of artistic revolution.

Presented in association with The Mahler Project, A Symphonic Cycle for the New World, a project of the Los Angeles Philharmonic

Norman Lebrecht has written several best-selling works of nonfiction, including The Maestro Myth and Who Killed Classical Music? He is also the award-winning author of the novels The Song of Names and The Game of Opposites. He writes regularly for Bloomberg.com and The Wall Street Journal, and he presents The Lebrecht Interview series on BBC Radio 3 and The Record Doctor on WNYC. He lives in London.

Prior to becoming President and CEO of the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2000, Deborah Borda was Executive Director at the New York Philharmonic and  General Manager of the San Francisco Symphony.  Under Borda’s leadership, the orchestra is building new bridges to the community, among them the educational initiative YOLA.  As Executive Producer, Borda implemented LA Phil LIVE concert transmissions to more than 500 movie theaters. Most recently, Borda launched Take A Stand, a bicoastal partnership with the Longy School of Music and Bard College which supports social change through music.

Parking for the Central Library is at the Westlawn Garage at 524 S. Flower Street. Standard garage rates apply.