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  • Jul. 31, 2013









    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 season will be broadcast on Classical KUSC beginning Sunday, August 4 at 7:00 PM. This is the seventh year of the orchestra’s summer partnership with the Los Angeles listener-sponsored classical music radio station.


    The concerts will be recorded live on select Classical Tuesdays and Thursdays featuring the LA Phil with a stellar roster of artists and conductors. Hosted and produced by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen and executive produced by KUSC’s Gail Eichenthal, the programs air weekly at 7:00 PM on Sundays from August 4 through October 6, and are heard 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 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 Sunday, August 4 at 7:00 PM with a broadcast of conductor Michael Tilson Thomas leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and soloists Kiera Duffy (soprano), Sasha Cooke (mezzo-soprano) and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Mahler’s Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” (recorded on July 9).


    Additional concerts in the broadcast series include the following (all artists and concerts subject to change):

    • August 11 broadcast of Michael Tilson Thomas conducting the LA Phil and violinist Gil Shaham in Rimsky-Korsakov’s Dubinushka, Sibelius’ Violin Concerto and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 4 (recorded July 11).
    • August 18 broadcast of Bramwell Tovey leading the LA Phil and cellist Johannes Moser in Britten’s An American Overture, Elgar’s Cello Concerto, and Sibelius’ Symphony No. 5 (recorded July 16).
    • August 25 broadcast of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, the LA Phil, and violinist Augustin Hadelich in a program of Stravinsky’s Fireworks and Rite of Spring, and Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto (recorded July 23).
    • September 1 broadcast of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos conducting the LA Phil and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in a program of Liszt’s Les Preludes and Totentanz, and Resphighi’s Fountains of Rome and Pines of Rome (recorded July 25).
    • September 8 broadcast of Bernard Labadie conducting the LA Phil and pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque in a program of Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro Overture, Mendelssohn’s Concerto in E major for Two Pianos, and Schubert’s Symphony No. 5 (recorded July 30).
    • September 15 broadcast of James Gaffigan conducting the LA Phil and pianist Hélène Grimaud in Beethoven’s Coriolan Overture, Strauss’ Don Juan, and Brahms’ Piano Concerto No. 1 (recorded August 8).
    • September 22 broadcast of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil and soloists Julianna Di Giacomo (soprano), Michelle DeYoung (mezzo-soprano), Vittorio Grigolo (tenor), Ildebrando D’Arcangelo (bass), and the Los Angeles Master Chorale (Grant Gershon, music director) in Verdi’s Messa da Requiem (recorded August 15).
    • September 29 broadcast of Nicholas McGegan conducting the LA Phil and soloists Nathan Cole (violin) and Carrie Dennis (viola) in a program of Mozart and Beethoven (recorded September 3).
    • October 6 broadcast of conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leading the LA Phil and pianist Daniil Trifonov in a program of Gershwin’s Cuban Overture, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2, Adam Schoenberg’s Bounce (LA Phil co-commission, West Coast premiere), and Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess: Symphonic Picture (recorded September 10).


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    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 44th season. In February 2013, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the ninth year in a row at the 24th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. The Hollywood Bowl has become synonymous with summer in Southern California.











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    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422,

    Lisa White, 213.972.3408,