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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND CLASSICAL KUSC RADIO ANNOUNCE 2015 BROADCAST SERIES
  • March 16, 2015
  • IN PARTNERSHIP WITH WFMT RADIO NETWORK,
    SERIES TO BE SYNDICATED NATIONWIDE

    Thirteen-Concert Series Reaches Over Half a Million Listeners
    in Southern and Central California and Millions More Through Syndication in Over 300 U.S. Markets

    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 16, 2015) - 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 2014/15 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. Through the organizations’ ongoing partnership with WFMT Radio Network (Chicago), the 2015 broadcast series will also be syndicated nationwide. The 2014 series was nationally broadcast in 313 markets and reached over 3.8 million listeners.

    The first concert in the 2015 broadcast series airs locally on KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night program, the station’s weekly local concert spotlight, on Sunday, March 29, 2015, at 7:00 PM, and features Music Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil and Sō Percussion in the U.S. premiere (LAPA co-commission) of David Lang’s Man Made. The program concludes with Mahler’s Symphony No. 5. 

    Additional series highlights include performances by noted soloists: pianists Behzod Abduraimov, Jeremy Denk, Simon Trpčeski, Martha Argerich, Yefim Bronfman and Jean-Yves Thibaudet; organists Olivier Latry and Cameron Carpenter; vocalists Heidi Stober and Gerald Finley; violinist Nikolaj Znaider; trumpet player Thomas Hooten; and horn player Andrew Bain. Guest conductors include: LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, Juanjo Mena, James Gaffigan, Andrey Boreyko, Andrew Manze, and Juraj Valčuha. The series also includes the very first broadcasts of several new works commissioned by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, including Stephen Hartke’s Symphony No. 4, “Organ,” Gorecki’s Symphony No. 4, and Kiaja Saariaho’s True Fire for baritone and orchestra.

    The series, hosted by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, features interviews with soloists and orchestra members, offering unique insights and giving listeners a more in-depth perspective.
     

    2015 SCHEDULE OF BROADCASTS

    SoCal Sundays at 7:00 PM on KUSC

    KUSC AIR DATE: March 29
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of March 29 (check local listings for details)
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Sō Percussion
    LANG  Man Made (U.S. premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
    MAHLER  Symphony No. 5

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 5
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of April 5 (check local listings for details)
    Juanjo Mena, conductor
    Behzod Abduraimov, piano
    PROKOFIEV  Piano Concerto No. 3
    DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 7

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 12
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of April 12 (check local listings for details)
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Olivier Latry, organ
    JANÁČEK  Sinfonietta
    Kaija SAARIAHO  Maan varjot (Earth’s Shadow) (U.S. premiere)
    SIBELIUS  Lemminkäinen Suite

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 19
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of April 19 (check local listings for details)
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Jeremy Denk, piano
    MOZART  Piano Concerto No. 20, K. 466
    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 26
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of April 26 (check local listings for details)
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Cameron Carpenter, organ
    Heidi Stober, soprano
    BARBER  Toccata Festiva for organ and orchestra
    SCRIABIN (arr. CARPENTER)  Sonata No. 4 (for solo organ)
    Stephen HARTKE Symphony No. 4, “Organ” (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3, “Organ”

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 3
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of May 3 (check local listings for details)
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Esa-Pekka SALONEN  Helix
    RACHMANINOFF  Isle of the Dead
    MUSSORGSKY  Pictures at an Exhibition

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 10
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of May 10 (check local listings for details)
    James Gaffigan, conductor
    Simon Trpčeski, piano
    PROKOFIEV  Symphony No. 3
    RACHMANINOFF  Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini
    BERNSTEIN  Suite from On the Waterfront

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 17
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of May 17 (check local listings for details)
    Andrey Boreyko, conductor
    Nikolaj Znaider, violin
    TANSMAN  Stele – In Memoriam Igor Stravinsky
    SIBELIUS  Violin Concerto
    GÓRECKI  Symphony No. 4 (U.S. premiere, LA Phil commission)

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 24
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of May 24 (check local listings for details)
    Andrew Manze, conductor
    Thomas Hooten, trumpet
    Andrew Bain, horn
    MOZART  Symphony No. 35, “Haffner”
    HAYDN  Trumpet Concerto
    MOZART  Horn Concerto No. 4, K. 495
    HAYDN  Symphony No. 104, “London”

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 31
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of May 31 (check local listings for details)
    Juraj Valčuha, conductor
    Martha Argerich, piano
    BRITTEN  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes
    SCHUMANN  Piano Concerto
    STRAUSS  Death and Transfiguration

    KUSC AIR DATE: June 7
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of June 7 (check local listings for details)
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    MAHLER  Symphony No. 6

    KUSC AIR DATE: June 14
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of June 14 (check local listings for details)
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman, piano
    BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 1
    BACH (arr. WEBERN)  Ricercar
    BACH  Orchestral Suite No. 3
    BACH (arr. STOKOWSKI)  Toccata and Fugue in D minor

    KUSC AIR DATE: June 21
    NATIONAL SYNDICATION: Week of June 21 (check local listings for details)
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Gerald Finley, baritone
    Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
    RAVEL  Le tombeau de Couperin
    Kaija SAARIAHO  True Fire for baritone and orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    RAVEL  Concerto for the Left Hand
    RAVEL  Bolero

    For more information, please visit:

    http://www.laphil.com
    http://www.kusc.org/socalsundaynight
    http://www.wmft.org/network

     

    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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