10-Week Series Airs on Classical KUSC
KUSC Broadcast Series of Los Angeles Philharmonic Made Possible; Through Support of Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky
Ten Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts from the current Hollywood Bowl Summer 2011 season, including four led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, will be broadcast on Classical KUSC beginning August 6. This is the fifth year of the orchestra’s summer partnership with Los Angeles’ listener-sponsored classical music radio station.
The concerts, recorded live on selected Classical Tuesdays and Thursdays (as well as the Sunday Sunset presentation of Puccini’s Turandot), feature the LA Phil with a stellar roster of guest artists and conductors. Hosted and produced by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen and executive produced by KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal, the programs air weekly at 2 PM on Saturdays from August 6 through October 8, and are heard widely throughout much of Southern California on 91.5 Classical KUSC, 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs, 91.1 KDSC in Thousand Oaks, 99.7 KESC in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo, and 88.7 KQSC in Santa Barbara. The programs can also be heard online at KUSC.org. Most concerts will be available for online streaming for one week following the broadcast. Interviews and features with soloists and orchestra members throughout the series offer unique insights and give listeners a more in-depth perspective. The project is made possible through support from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
The series opens Saturday, August 6, at 2 PM, with a broadcast of LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Lang Lang in a program of Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances, Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 and Mussorgsky/Ravel’s Pictures at an Exhibition (recorded on July 12 and July 14).
Additional concerts in the broadcast series include the following (all artists and concerts subject to change):
• August 13 broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil in Puccini’s Turandot (recorded July 17) with Christine Brewer, soprano (Turandot), Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano (Liù), Alexander Vinogradov, bass (Timur), Timothy Mix, baritone (Ping), Daniel Montenegro, tenor (Pang), Beau Gibson, tenor (Pong), Greg Fedderly, tenor (Emperor Altoum), Craig Verm, baritone (Mandarin), the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director, and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus, Anne Tomlinson, artistic director.
• August 20 broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil in an all-Mozart program featuring Gil Shaham, violin (recorded July 19).
• August 27 broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil and Pinchas Zukerman, violin, in a program of J. Strauss, Bruch, Enescu and Liszt (recorded July 21).
• September 3 broadcast of Lionel Bringier conducting the LA Phil in a program of Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky with Yuja Wang, piano (recorded August 2).
• September 10 broadcast of Joana Carneiro conducting the LA Phil in a program of Nielsen, Lindberg, and Copland with two clarinet soloists: Kari Kriikku and Paul Meyer (recorded August 4).
• September 17 broadcast of Perry So conducting the LA Phil and Joshua Bell, violin and director, in a program of Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings (recorded August 9 and August 11).
• September 24 broadcast of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducting the LA Phil in Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy and Symphony No. 9 with Jeremy Denk, piano, Leah Crocetto, soprano, Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano, Garrett Sorenson, tenor, Iain Paterson, bass-baritone and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director (recorded August 18).
• October 1 broadcast of Juanjo Mena conducting the LA Phil with special guests Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos, in a program of Falla, Poulenc and Debussy (recorded Setpember 1).
• October 8 broadcast of Bramwell Tovey leading the LA Phil in Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms and Mozart’s Requiem with Heidi Stober, soprano, Kate Lindsey, mezzo-soprano, Nicholas Phan, tenor, Matthew Rose, bass, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director (recorded September 13).
One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the HOLLYWOOD BOWL has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and is home to the best and brightest in all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many of the Los Angeles Philharmonic's concerts. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime summer arts festival for children, “SummerSounds: Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl,” now in its 43rd season. In January 2011, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the seventh year in a row at the 21st Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The Hollywood Bowl has become synonymous with summer in Southern California. www.HollywoodBowl.com
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