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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND CLASSICAL KUSC RADIO ANNOUNCE 2013 BROADCASTS
  • Mar. 12, 2013
  • Series Reaches Over Half a Million Listeners in Southern and Central California

    The KUSC broadcast series of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been made possible through the support of the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching over half a million listeners in Southern and Central California. The 13 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2012/13 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. The first broadcast features Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil in Ravel’s Pavane for a Dead Princess, the world premiere of Steven Stucky’s Symphony and Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring, and airs locally on KUSC-FM 91.5 Los Angeles, Sunday, April 7, 2013, at 7 PM. 

    Other series highlights include performances by noted soloists: pianists Leif Ove Andsnes, Simon Trpčeski, David Fray, Orli Shaham, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Lang Lang; baritone Gerald Finley; cellists Joshua Roman and Gautier Capuçon; violist Carrie Dennis; hyper-accordionist Michael Ward-Bergeman; and percussionist Jamey Haddad. Guest conductors include: Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, Marin Alsop, Vasily Petrenko, Zubin Mehta, Charles Dutoit, David Robertson, and Lionel Bringuier. The series includes the very first broadcast of Creative Chair John Adams’ new work The Gospel According to the Other Mary conducted by Gustavo Dudamel and directed by Peter Sellars, featuring soloists Kelley O’Connor, Tamara Mumford, Russell Thomas, and the Los Angeles Master Chorale.

    Interviews and features with soloists and orchestra members are heard throughout the series, offering unique insights and giving listeners a more in-depth perspective. Brian Lauritzen is the producer and host for the series. "I am delighted to continue Classical KUSC's long partnership with the LA Philharmonic by bringing these exhilarating performances to the airwaves of Southern California,” says Lauritzen. “This broadcast series is an opportunity to bring the concert hall into your living room. These diverse programs are a showcase for the dynamic virtuosity of the LA Philharmonic and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel."

    "As we approach the 10th anniversary of Walt Disney Concert Hall, the LA Philharmonic continues to offer more innovative and exciting programming than any other major American orchestra,” says KUSC Executive Producer Gail Eichenthal. “With Gustavo Dudamel on the podium, the musical chemistry is intoxicating. I am thrilled to share these incredible performances with our listeners."

    "Our long-time partnership with KUSC helps to broaden the LA Phil audience and highlight the spectacular performances that happen at Walt Disney Concert Hall," says Deborah Borda, President of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. "We are extremely grateful to KUSC and to County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky for making these broadcasts possible."

    Additional coverage areas include KDSC-FM 91.1 Thousand Oaks, KQSC-FM 88.7 Santa Barbara, KPSC-FM 88.5 Palm Springs, and KESC-FM 99.7 Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo.

    For more information, please visit:
    http://www.laphil.com
    http://www.kusc.org

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, under the vibrant leadership of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, presents an inspiring array of music from all genres – orchestral, chamber and Baroque music, organ and celebrity recitals, new music, jazz, world music and pop – at two of L.A.’s iconic venues, Walt Disney Concert Hall (www.laphil.com) and the Hollywood Bowl (www.hollywoodbowl.com). The LA Phil’s season at Walt Disney Concert Hall extends from October through May, and throughout the summer at the Hollywood Bowl. With the preeminent Los Angeles Philharmonic at the foundation of its offerings, the LA Phil aims to enrich and transform lives through music, with a robust mix of artistic, education and community programs.

    2013 KUSC / LA PHIL SCHEDULE OF BROADCASTS

    Sundays at 7:00 PM on KUSC

    AIR DATE: APRIL 7
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess
    Stucky: Symphony (world premiere)
    Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring

    AIR DATE: APRIL 14
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Leif Ove Andsnes, piano
    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 3, Eroica

    AIR DATE: APRIL 21
    Marin Alsop, conductor
    Joshua Roman, cello
    Michael Ward-Bergeman, hyper-accordion
    Jamey Haddad, percussion
    Barber: Essay No. 2
    Golijov: Azul
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

    AIR DATE: APRIL 28
    Vasily Petrenko, conductor
    Simon Trpčeski, piano
    Nielsen: Maskarade Overture
    Grieg: Piano Concerto
    Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

    AIR DATE: MAY 5
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Beethoven: The King Stephen Overture
    Lutosławski: Symphony No. 1
    Lutosławski: Fanfare for Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 2

    AIR DATE: MAY 12
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    David Fray, piano
    Gerald Finley, baritone
    Salonen: Nyx (West Coast premiere)
    Schumann: Piano Concerto
    Lutosławski: Les espaces du sommeil
    Tchaikovsky: Francesca da Rimini

    AIR DATE: MAY 19
    Zubin Mehta, conductor
    Mozart: Overture to Don Giovanni
    Hindemith: Symphony, Mathis der Maler
    Dvořák: Symphony No. 7

    AIR DATE: MAY 26
    Charles Dutoit, conductor
    Gautier Capuçon, cello
    Carrie Dennis, viola
    Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
    Mozart: Symphony No. 29
    R. Strauss: Don Quixote

    AIR DATE: JUNE 2
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Vivier: Zipangu
    Debussy: La Mer
    Stravinsky: The Firebird

    AIR DATE: JUNE 9
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Peter Sellars, director
    Kelley O’Connor, Mary
    Tamara Mumford, Martha
    Russell Thomas, Lazarus
    Daniel Bubeck, Narrator
    Brian Cummings, Narrator
    Nathan Medley, Narrator
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Grant Gershon, music director
    Adams: The Gospel According to the Other Mary

    AIR DATE: JUNE 16
    David Robertson, conductor
    Orli Shaham, piano
    Britten: Four Sea Interludes
    Mackey: Stumble to Grace (West Coast premiere)
    Mussorgsky (arr. Ravel): Pictures at an Exhibition

    AIR DATE: JUNE 23
    Lionel Bringuier, conductor
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    Messiaen: Les offrandes oubliées
    Saint-Saëns: Piano Concerto No. 5
    Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé Suite No. 2
    Ravel: La Valse

    AIR DATE: JUNE 30
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1
    Nielsen: Symphony No. 4, The Inextinguishable

     

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