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  • Mar. 30, 2016

    Thirteen-Concert Series Reaches Listeners in Southern and Central California and Millions More Through Syndication in Over 150 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 Sheila Kuehl

    Los Angeles, CA (March 30, 2016) - The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching listeners in Southern and Central California. The 13 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2015/16 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. Through the organizations’ ongoing partnership with WFMT Radio Network (Chicago), the 2016 broadcast series will also be syndicated nationwide.

    The first concert in the 2016 broadcast series aired locally on KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night program, the station’s weekly local concert spotlight, on Sunday, March 27, 2015, at 7:00 PM, and featured Music and Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil in Beethoven’s Fifth and Sixth Symphonies.

    Additional series highlights include performances by noted soloists: violinists Renaud Capuçon, Sergey Khachatryan, and Leila Josefowicz; pianists Garrick Ohlsson, Yefim Bronfman, Sergio Tiempo; vocalists Tamara MumfordLucy Crowe, Roxana Constantinescu, Paul Appleby, and Luca Pisaroni; violist Carrie Dennis. Guest conductors include: Semyon Bychkov, Ludovic Morlot, LA Phil Assistant Conductor Mirga Gražynté-Tyla, Jesús López-Cobos, LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen, and LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams.

    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.


    SoCal Sundays at 7:00 PM on KUSC

    KUSC AIR DATE: March 27
    RECORD DATES: October 3 & 9, 2015
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5
    BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 6

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 3
    RECORD DATES: October 17 & 18, 2015
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    STRAVINSKY  Suites No. 1 and 2 for Small Orchestra
    ANDRIESSEN  Mysteriën (US Premiere)
    STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 10
    RECORD DATES: October 30 & November 1, 2015
    Semyon Bychkov, conductor
    Renaud Capuçon, violin

    MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto
    STRAUSS  An Alpine Symphony

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 17
    RECORD DATES: November 14 & 15, 2015
    Ludovic Morlot, conductor
    Sergey Khachatryan, violin

    BEETHOVEN  Violin Concerto
    JOHN LUTHER ADAMS  Become Ocean

    KUSC AIR DATE: April 24
    RECORD DATES: December 11 & 12, 2015
    Mirga Gražynté-Tyla, conductor
    TBC, soloist

    WEINBERG  Suite from The Golden Key
    TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 4

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 1
    RECORD DATES: January 23 & 24, 2016
    Jesús López-Cobos, conductor
    Garrick Ohlsson, piano

    HALFFTER  Tiento del primer tono y batalla imperial (West Coast premiere)
    BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 1
    DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 8

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 8
    RECORD DATES: January 30 & 31, 2016
    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
    Yefim Bronfman, piano

    Beethoven  Piano Concerto No. 1
    Mahler  Symphony No. 1

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 15
    RECORD DATES: February 27 & 28, 2016

    John WILLIAMS  Soundings
    GINASTERA  Piano Concerto No. 1
    Andrew NORMAN  Play: Level 1
    COPLAND  Appalachian Spring

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 22
    RECORD DATES: March 5 & 6, 2014

    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Tamara Mumford, mezzo-soprano
    Women of LA Master Chorale
    LA Children’s Chorus

    MAHLER  Symphony No. 3

    KUSC AIR DATE: May 29
    RECORD DATES: April 15 & 16, 2016

    John Adams, conductor
    Leila Josefowicz, violin

    RESPIGHI  Pines of Rome
    RESPIGHI  Fountains of Rome
    ADAMS  Scheherazade.2 (West Coast Premiere)

    KUSC AIR DATE: June 5
    RECORD DATES: May 21 & 22, 2016
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Lucy Crowe, soprano
    Roxana Constantinescu, mezzo-soprano
    Paul Appleby, tenor
    Luca Pisaroni, bass-baritone
    Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir
       Kaspars Putniņš, artistic director
    Latvian Radio Choir
       Sigvards Kļava, artistic director

    Arvo PÄRT  Miserere
    MOZART  Requiem, K. 626

    KUSC AIR DATE: June 12
    RECORD DATES: May 28 & 29, 2016
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

    MOZART  Symphony No. 25, K. 183
    Arvo PÄRT  Greater Antiphons (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
    MOZART  Symphony No. 40, K. 550

    KUSC AIR DATE: June 19
    RECORD DATES: June 4 & 5, 2016
    Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
    Carrie Dennis, viola

    KODALY  Dances of Galánta
    BARTOK  Viola Concerto
    LIGETI  Apparitions
    BARTOK  Miraculous Mandarin Suite

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    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 ( and the Hollywood Bowl ( 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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