• March 28, 2014


    Thirteen-Concert 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

    Los Angeles, CA (March 28, 2014) - 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 2013/14 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. The first broadcast features Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil, pianist Yefim Bronfman and percussionist Pedro Carneiro in Schubert’s Symphony No. 4, Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1, and Peter Lieberson’s Shing Kham, and airs locally on KUSC-FM 91.5 Los Angeles, Sunday, March 30, 2014, at 7 PM. 

    Additional series highlights include performances by other noted soloists: pianists Yuja Wang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Garrick Ohlsson, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang, and Hélène Grimaud; cellist Anssi Karttunen; violinist Leila Josefowicz; soprano Camilla Tilling; and organist Cameron Carpenter. Guest conductors include: Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, Creative Chair John Adams, Charles Dutoit, James Conlon, and Lionel Bringuier. The series also includes the very first broadcasts of several new works commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic including Magnus Lindberg’s Cello Concerto No. 2, Daníel Bjarnason’s Blow bright, Terry Riley’s new organ concerto At the Royal Majestic, Andrew Norman’s Release for piano and orchestra as well as the Lieberson.

    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. “This year’s broadcast series is particularly exciting,” says Lauritzen. “With seven of the thirteen performances conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, audiences will have the opportunity to hear the many different facets of the LA Phil’s music director’s electrifying artistry. Throughout the series, the broadcasts provide a showcase of what the LA Phil does best – progressive programming, with a balance of contemporary music (including five world premieres) and standard repertoire.”  

    “KUSC’s partnership with the LA Phil is one of our most cherished traditions,” comments Executive Producer Gail Eichenthal. “This year we’re thrilled to bring our audiences the orchestra’s innovative 10th anniversary celebrations honoring Walt Disney Concert Hall, as well as concerts with Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen and the always mesmerizing Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel. What an exciting broadcast season!”

    "Our long-time partnership with KUSC helps to reach and serve an ever-extending LA Phil audience as well as highlighting the remarkable performances that happen throughout the season at Walt Disney Concert Hall," says Deborah Borda, President and CEO 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.

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    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.

    Tickets for the 2013/14 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall are currently on sale and can be purchased online at LAPhil.com, in person at Walt Disney Concert Hall Box Office, via credit card phone order at 323.850.2000, or by calling Ticketmaster at 800.745.3000. Tickets can also be purchased at all Ticketmaster outlets.


    Sundays at 7 PM on KUSC


    AIR DATE: March 30
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman, piano
    Pedro Carneiro, percussion
    Lieberson/Knussen: Shing Kham
    Schubert: Symphony No. 4
    Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

    AIR DATE: April 6
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Anssi Karttunen, cello
    Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Debussy: Nocturnes
    Lindberg: Cello Concerto No. 2
    Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

    AIR DATE: April 13
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Leila Josefowicz, violin
    Ives: The Unanswered Question
    Salonen: Violin Concerto
    Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

    AIR DATE: April 20
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yuja Wang, piano
    Bjarnason: Blow bright
    Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
    Stravinsky: Petrushka


    AIR DATE: April 27
    Lionel Bringuier, conductor
    Camilla Tilling, soprano
    Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
    Berg: Seven Early Songs
    Beethoven: Symphony No. 4


    AIR DATE: May 4
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, “Winter Daydreams”
    Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”

    AIR DATE: May 11
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Corigliano: Symphony No. 1
    Brahms: Symphony No. 2


    AIR DATE: May 18
    Charles Dutoit, conductor
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    Los Angeles Master Chorale
    Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
    Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé

    AIR DATE: May 25
    James Conlon, conductor
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano
    Schulhoff: Scherzo, from Symphony No. 5
    Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
    Brahms: Symphony No. 1


    AIR DATE: June 1
    John Adams, conductor
    Cameron Carpenter, organ
    Gordon: Sunshine of Your Love
    Riley: At the Royal Majestic
    Adams: Naïve and Sentimental Music


    AIR DATE: June 8
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Emanuel Ax, piano
    Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
    Norman: Release for piano and orchestra
    Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2


    AIR DATE: June 15
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Lang Lang, piano
    Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
    Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
    Desenne: Sinfonía Burocratica ed’ Amazzonica
    Ravel: La valse


    AIR DATE: June 22
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Hélène Grimaud, piano
    Mozart: Serenata Notturna
    Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
    Mozart: Symphony No. 36, “Linz”

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422