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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching listeners across Southern and Central California. Thirteen concerts, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2018/19 centennial season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors, and an eclectic repertoire including seven world premieres. Through the organizations’ ongoing partnership with WFMT Radio Network (Chicago), the 2019 broadcast series will also be syndicated nationwide.

The first concert in the 2019 broadcast series will air locally on KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night program, the station’s weekly local concert spotlight, on Sunday, April 7, 2019, at 7PM, and feature Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil in Esa-Pekka Salonen’s LA Variations, Beethoven’s Triple Concerto, and the world premiere of Sustain by Andrew Norman.

2019 SCHEDULE OF BROADCASTS (programs and artists subject to change):
SoCal Sundays at 7pm on Classical KUSC
 

KUSC Air Date: April 7, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: June 25, 2019 
Record Dates: October 5-7, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Martin Chalifour, violin
Robert deMaine, cello
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano

Esa-Pekka SALONEN  LA Variations
BEETHOVEN  Concerto for Violin, Cello, and Piano in C major, Op. 56
Andrew NORMAN  Sustain (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
 



KUSC Air Date: April 14, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: July 2, 2019
Record Dates: November 3 & 4, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Susanna Mälkki, conductor

Steve REICH  Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil co-commission)
MAHLER  Symphony No. 5
 



KUSC Air Date: April 21, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: July 9, 2019 
Record Dates: November 16 & 18, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Roderick Cox, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ

Christopher CERRONE  The Insects Became Magnetic (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
POULENC  Organ Concerto
BACH  Fugue in G minor (encore)
SAINT-SAËNS  Symphony No. 3, “Organ”



KUSC Air Date: April 28, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: July 16, 2019
Record Dates: December 1 & 2, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Measha Brueggergosman, mezzo-soprano

Michael TILSON THOMAS  Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6, “Pathétique”
 



KUSC Air Date: May 5, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: July 23, 2019
Record Dates: December 13 & 14, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 1 
CHOPIN  Étude Op. 10, No. 3 (encore)
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1
 



KUSC Air Date: May 12, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: July 30, 2019
Record Dates: December 15 & 16, 2018

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Zubin Mehta, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano

BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 2
SCARLATTI  Sonata in C minor, K. 11 (encore)
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 2
 



KUSC Air Date: May 19, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: August 6, 2019
Record Dates: February 2 & 3, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Simone Young, conductor
Michael Slattery, tenor
Andrew Bain, horn

BRITTEN  Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes 
BRITTEN  Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings, Op. 31
STRAUSS  Also sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30

KUSC Air Date: May 26, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: August 13, 2019
Record Dates: February 6 & 7, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Elim Chan, conductor
Ray Chen, violin
Xinchang DiaoQiang Opera Troupe
Wang Ying, singer
Zhang Tingfang, singer

HUANZH  Spring Festival Overture 
SAINT-SAËNS  Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso 
RAVEL  Tzigane
DU YUN  Thirst, for Orchestra, featuring two Diaoqiang Opera singers
AN-LUN HUANG  Saibei Dance
LIU TIESHAN  Dance of the Yao Tribe
RAVEL  Boléro
 



KUSC Air Date: June 2, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: August 20, 2019
Record Dates: March 9 & 10, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano

John ADAMS  Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes? (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
PROKOFIEV Toccata in D minor, Op. 11 (encore)
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1



KUSC Air Date: June 9, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: August 27, 2019
Record Dates: March 30 & 31, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano

GERSHWIN  Cuban Overture 
RAVEL  Piano Concerto in G 
RAVEL  Valses nobles et sentimentales 
GERSHWIN  An American in Paris
 



KUSC Air Date: June 16, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: September 3, 2019
Record Dates: April 6 & 7, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin

TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto
Unsuk CHIN  SPIRA – A Concerto for Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
DEBUSSY  La mer
 



KUSC Air Date: June 23, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: September 10, 2019
Record Dates: April 12 & 13, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

STRAVINSKY  Funeral Song
STRAVINSKY  Agon
STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring
 



KUSC Air Date: June 30, 2019 at 7pm
WFMT Release Date: September 17, 2019
Record Dates: May 11 & 12, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Michael Barenboim, violin

MOZART  Violin Concerto No. 1, K. 207 
MOZART  Symphony No. 41, K. 551, "Jupiter" 
Thomas ADÈS  Inferno (world premiere, LA Phil commission)