• Jan. 26, 2015
  • LOS ANGELES, CA (January 26, 2015) – SiriusXM today announced that it will launch an exclusive new series “On the Podium with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic” on SiriusXM’s Symphony Hall channel. Six programs will air this season, one per month. The first program debuts tonight at 7:00 PM EST, and will be repeated tonight at 10:00 PM, January 28 at 12:00 AM, January 30 at 6:00 PM and 10:00 PM, January 31 at 3:00 PM and 6:00 PM, February 1 at 12:00 PM, and February 2 at 4:00 PM, all times EST.

    “On the Podium with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic” features Gustavo Dudamel, the dynamic Music Director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, introducing in his own words recent performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and discussing the music along with the experience of leading one of the world’s major orchestras. Dudamel will cover such areas as: 

    The evolving relationship with the LA Phil, of which Dudamel says: “First, we were dating, and she was a beautiful lady. Now we are married, and she’s still beautiful.”

    • The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s trademark: “This is an orchestra that embraces the new…embraces the future.”
    • Early on-the-job training as his most powerful and instructive “lab” for developing his own music making and conducting.
    • El Sistema – can music education, in the manner practiced by El Sistema, really change and even save people’s lives?
    • The power and relevance of classical music in the world and in the troubled times we live in: why classical music matters.
    • What the classical music industry must do and think about differently in 2015 and beyond.

    “On the Podium with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic” debuts on Monday, January 26 at 7:00 PM EST, via satellite on Symphony Hall channel 76 and through the SiriusXM Internet Radio App on smartphones and other connected devices, as well as online at siriusxm.com. The repertoire for this inaugural program features Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with Leif Ove Andsnes and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, “Eroica.” For rebroadcast times, please visit http://www.siriusxm.com/symphonyhall. Symphony Hall channel 76 plays classical music by top orchestras, chamber music ensembles and instrumental soloists.

    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 September 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.

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  • contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, sjefferies@laphil.org, 213.972.3422 
    Laura B. Cohen, lcmediapr@gmail.com, 310.867.3897
    Photos: 213.972.3034