Maestro Lucas Richman of the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra was my first guest on the Classic Hits 93.1 Celebrity Couch. You’ll notice that it’s the same setup as the Classic Hits 93.1 Comedy Couch. The different names give me the opportunity to interview a wide variety of guests.
The Maestro and I talk about his career and his plans to move on after the 2014-2015 season. We do talk about the upcoming Clayton Holiday Concerts but Richman also wanted to talk about his lecture on composer Ernest Bloch on December 8 at the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church. Bloch’s music will be featured in a February concert called Music of the Spirit.
Maestro Richman tells an interesting story about being pressed into service to conduct his friend Marvin Hamlisch’s last score. Hamlisch was too ill and Richman happened to be in Los Angeles when the music for HBO’s Beyond the Candelabra was being recorded.