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Ten Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts from the current Hollywood Bowl season will be broadcast on Classical KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night series, the station’s weekly spotlight on local concerts. 

This is the twelfth year of the orchestra’s summer partnership with Southern California’s listener-sponsored classical music radio station. This broadcast series gives over 750,000 KUSC listeners across Southern California the opportunity to experience Hollywood Bowl performances each week.


The concerts are recorded live on select nights at the Hollywood Bowl, featuring the LA Phil with a superb roster of artists and conductors. Hosted and produced by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, the programs air weekly at 7PM on Sundays from July 22 through September 23, 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
  • 93.7 KDB 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 KUSC broadcast series of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been made possible through the support of the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

2018 schedule of broadcasts (programs and artists subject to change):
SoCal Sundays at 7:00 PM on KUSC

KUSC air date: Sunday, July 22, 2018
Record date: Thursday, July 12, 2018, 8:00pm

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Behzod Abduraimov, piano

RACHMANINOFF Piano Concerto No. 2
MUSSORGSKY Pictures at an Exhibition

KUSC air date: Sunday, July 29, 2018
Record date:
 Tuesday, July 17, 2018, 8:00pm

Thomas Adès, conductor
Vikingur Ólafsson, piano

ADÈS Tevot
BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

KUSC air date: Sunday, August 5, 2018
Record date:
 Thursday, July 19, 2018, 8:00pm

Speranza Scappucci, conductor
Ray Chen, violin

MOZART Overture to The Marriage of Figaro
TCHAIKOVSKY Violin Concerto
MOZART Symphony No. 35 "Haffner"

KUSC air date: Sunday, August 12, 2018
Record date:
 Tuesday, July 24, 2018, 8:00pm

Stephane Deneve, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin

SIBELIUS Valse triste
SIBELIUS Concerto for Violin
RAVEL Valse nobles et sentimentales
RAVEL La valse
RAVEL Boléro

KUSC air date: Sunday, August 19, 2018
Record date:
 Thursday, July 26, 2018, 8:00pm

Gustavo Gimeno, conductor
George Li, piano

GRIEG Piano Concerto in A Minor, Op. 16
GRIEG Peer Gynt Suite


KUSC air date: Sunday, August 26, 2018
Record date:
 Tuesday, July 31, 2018, 8:00pm

Matthias Pintscher, conductor
Nathan Cole, violin

STRAVINSKY Pulcinella Suite
STRAVINSKY Violin Concerto
ELGAR Enigma Variations

KUSC air date: Sunday, September 2, 2018
Record date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018, 8:00pm

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Itzhak Perlman, violin

MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 6, "Pastoral"

KUSC air date: Sunday, September 9, 2018
Record date: Thursday, August 23, 2018, 8:00pm

Ludovic Morlot, conductor
Sergio Tiempo, piano

CHOPIN Piano Concerto No. 1, Op. 11, E minor
PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 5

KUSC air date: Sunday, September 16, 2018
Record date:
 Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 8:00pm

Karina Canellakis, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

PERRY A Short Piece for Large Orchestra
BERNSTEIN Symphony No. 2, "The Age of Anxiety"
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

KUSC air date: Sunday, September 23, 2018
Record date:
 Thursday, September 13, 2018, 8:00pm

Plácido Domingo, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin
Pablo Sainz Villegas, guitar
Lucero Tena, castanet

ALBÉNIZ Souvenirs de Spain  (Selections from Suite Espanola, Op. 47)
ALBÉNIZ Sonata in D major for Castanets
SARASATE Carmen Fantasy, Op. 25
GIMENEZ Intermedio La boda de Luis Alonso  (with Castanets)
SAINT-SAËNS Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso (written for Sarasate)
DE FALLA Noches en los jardines de España