• Jan. 4, 2004
  • JANUARY 4 - MARCH 28, 2004

    KUSC To Carry Concerts Locally; Program Syndicated Nationwide

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic begins its third year of radio broadcasts on 91.5 FM KUSC on Sunday, January 4, 2004 [check local listings for dates and times in other markets]. From the West Coast to the East Coast, participating radio stations will broadcast the syndicated series. Continuing the partnership that began in 2002 when Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts first returned to the airwaves, Los Angeles classical music station KUSC, WFMT Radio Networks in Chicago, and the Los Angeles Philharmonic are partnering again to produce and distribute thirteen broadcasts, which are heard locally on KUSC at 4 p.m. on Sundays.

    The weekly program can be heard in Los Angeles each Sunday at 4 p.m. from January 4 - March 28, 2004 on Classical KUSC. The programs are distributed by WFMT Radio Networks to over 200 stations nationwide. This year's series includes eleven programs from the Philharmonic's 2002/2003 concert season, and two of the recent Walt Disney Concert Hall opening night gala concerts.

    Launching the series on January 4 is a special broadcast of the Sonic L.A. performance, led by Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, from the October 23, 2003 opening night gala. Living L.A., the October 24, 2003 gala program also led by Salonen, features cellist Yo-Yo Ma, the world premiere of John Adams' The Dharma at Big Sur (commissioned for the opening of the Hall), and music by Salonen and Revueltas; it closes the series on March 28. A complete list of concert programs follows.

    Popular radio commentator Gail Eichenthal continues this year as host of the series. Ms. Eichenthal began hosting Philharmonic radio broadcasts in 1978; last season she created the special intermission
    features focusing on different aspects of the Philharmonic from conversations with soloists and composers to highlights of Walt Disney Concert Hall. This season, interviews with guest artists and conductors are featured.

    Program #1 (January 4, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Dianne Reeves, vocals

    Martin Chalifour, violin

    Los Angeles Master Chorale

    SMITH/KEY Star-Spangled Banner

    BACH Preludio from Partita No. 3, BWV 1006

    IVES The Unanswered Question

    GABRIELI Canzon septimi toni No. 2

    LIGETI Lux Aeterna

    MOZART Symphony No. 32 in G Major

    STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

    Program #2 (January 11, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Midori, violin

    ROUSE Rapture

    BARBER Violin Concerto

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, "Eroica"

    Program #3 (January 18, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Zubin Mehta, conductor

    Lang Lang, piano

    LISZT Orpheus

    BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra

    TCHAIKOVSKY Piano Concerto No. 1

    Program #4 (January 25, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Zubin Mehta, conductor

    Sayaka Shoji, violin

    MENDELSSOHN Violin Concerto

    BRUCKNER Symphony No. 7

    Program #5 (February 1, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Andrew Davis, conductor

    Martin Chalifour, violin

    STRAUSS Don Juan

    BEETHOVEN Konzertsatz for violin and orchestra

    DVORÁK Romance for violin and orchestra

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

    Program #6 (February 8, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Andras Schiff, piano and conductor

    BACH Keyboard Concerto No. 3

    MENDELSSOHN Symphony No. 4, "Italian"

    SCHUMANN Piano Concerto

    Program #7 (February 15, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Karita Mattila, soprano

    RAVEL Mother Goose Suite

    STRAUSS Four Last Songs

    LUTOSLAWSKI Symphony No. 4

    RAVEL La Valse

    Program #8 (February 22, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    David Zinman, conductor

    Richard Goode, piano

    LEVINSON Five Fires

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 20

    TCHAIKOVSKY Symphony No. 5

    Program #9 (February 29, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Ivan Fischer, conductor

    Garrick Ohlsson, piano

    DOHNÁNYI Symphonic Minutes

    BARTÓK Piano Concerto No. 3

    DVORÁK Symphony No. 8

    Program #10 (March 7, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Olli Mustonen, piano

    PROKOFIEV Piano Concerto No. 3

    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 4

    Program #11 (March 14, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Pierre Boulez, conductor

    Jennifer Frautschi, violin

    BERG Violin Concerto

    BRUCKNER Symphony No. 9

    Program #12 (March 21, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Pierre Boulez, conductor

    Gloria Cheng, piano

    BARTÓK Four Orchestral Pieces

    MESSIAEN Oiseaux exotiques

    RAVEL Noble and Sentimental Waltzes

    HAYDN Symphony No. 45, "Farewell"

    Program #13 (March 28, 2004)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Yo-Yo Ma, cello

    Tracy Silverman, electric violin

    SALONEN LA Variations

    LUTOSLAWSKI Cello Concerto

    ADAMS The Dharma at Big Sur

    REVUELTAS Sensemayá

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