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  • LOS ANGELES PHILHARMONIC AND 91.5 CLASSICAL KUSC BROADCAST INAUGURAL SEASON CONCERTS RECORDED LIVE AT WALT DISNEY CONCERT HALL
  • Jan. 9, 2005
  • JANUARY 9 - APRIL 3, 2005

    Programs Air Locally and Are Syndicated To 190 Stations Nationwide Over 13 Weeks

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic continues its radio broadcast partnership with 91.5 Classical KUSC for the fourth straight season, airing 13 concerts locally and distributing them to more than 190 public radio stations nationwide, beginning on Sunday, January 9, 2005 (check local listings for dates and times in markets outside Los Angeles). The concerts were recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall during the Philharmonic's 2003/2004 inaugural season in the iconic new building. Locally, the programs air on consecutive Sundays at 4 p.m. on Classical KUSC at 91.5 in Los Angeles, 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs, 91.1 KDSC in Thousand Oaks, and 88.7 KQSC in Santa Barbara.

    "The Philharmonic's inaugural season at Walt Disney Concert Hall was historic for both the orchestra and Los Angeles," says Deborah Borda, President of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. "We are delighted to partner with Classical KUSC once again, this time to share part of our history by broadcasting thirteen outstanding concerts from that season."

    The concert launching the series on January 9 features guest conductor David Robertson, pianist Emanuel Ax, and the orchestra performing works by Milhaud, Mozart, and Bartók from the Philharmonic's Creation Festival, a themed exploration of creation and renewal, reflecting the dynamism of opening Walt Disney Concert Hall. The 2005 broadcast series also includes the world premiere performances of three pieces inspired by the new venue: Steven Stucky's Second Concerto for Orchestra (March 6, 2005); Ecstatic Architecture by Liza Lim (March 27, 2005); and Wing on Wing, composed by the Philharmonic's Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen, which concludes the series on Sunday, April 3, 2005. A complete list of concert programs follows.

    Popular radio commentator Gail Eichenthal continues this year as host of the series. Eichenthal adds special bonus features to each broadcast, highlighting various aspects of the concert via interviews with guest artists, composers, and members of the orchestra.

    "Broadcasting the Los Angeles Philharmonic is one of the most rewarding projects we work on at Classical KUSC. It's a real treat to offer the performances of this world-class orchestra to listeners in Southern California," said Eric DeWeese, General Manager, Classical KUSC. "We're also proud to distribute the broadcasts to over 190 radio stations around the country for the benefit of listeners nationwide."

    Program #1 (January 9, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    David Robertson, conductor

    Emanuel Ax, piano

    MILHAUD La création du monde

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 25 in C, K. 503

    BARTÓK The Wooden Prince

    Program #2 (January 16, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Pierre Boulez, conductor

    Violetta Urmana, mezzo-soprano

    Thomas Moser, tenor

    Willard White, bass

    Women of the Pacific Chorale

    John Alexander, artistic director

    MAHLER Adagio from Symphony No. 10

    WAGNER Act II from Parsifal

    Program #3 (January 23, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor

    MAHLER Symphony No. 6

    Program #4 (January 30, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Antonio Pappano, conductor

    Frank Peter Zimmermann, violin

    VERDI Overture to I Vespri Siciliani

    BUSONI Violin Concerto

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

    Program #5 (February 6, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Anne Sofie von Otter, mezzo-soprano

    BERLIOZ Mélodies

    BERLIOZ Les nuits d'été

    BERLIOZ Orchestral excerpts from Romeo and Juliet


    Program #6 (February 13, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

    MOZART Symphony No. 25 in G minor, K. 183

    STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks

    SCHUMANN Symphony No. 2

    Program #7 (February 20, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Valery Gergiev, conductor

    RIMSKY-KORSAKOV Dubinushka

    PROKOFIEV Symphony No. 7

    MUSSORGSKY (orch. Ravel) Pictures at an Exhibition


    Program #8 (February 27, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

    Horacio Romo, bandoneón

    PIAZZOLLA La muerte del angel

    PIAZZOLLA Bandoneón Concerto

    GOLIJOV Last Round

    PIAZZOLLA Tangazo

    GINASTERA Variaciones concertantes

    Program #9 (March 6, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Christian Tetzlaff, violin

    STRAVINSKY Symphonies of Wind Instruments

    BARTÓK Violin Concerto No. 2

    STUCKY Second Concerto for Orchestra (World Premiere, LAPA commission)

    Program #10 (March 13, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    James Conlon, conductor

    ZEMLINSKY Die Seejungfrau

    STRAUSS Sextet from Capriccio

    STRAUSS Suite from Der Rosenkavalier


    Program #11 (March 20, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Gidon Kremer, violin

    HILLBORG Exquisite Corpse

    SIBELIUS Violin Concerto

    SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5

    Program #12 (March 27, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Mitsuko Uchida, piano

    LIM Ecstatic Architecture (World Premiere, LAPA commission)

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19 in F, K. 459

    BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

    Program #13 (April 3, 2005, 4 PM)

    Los Angeles Philharmonic

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Yefim Bronfman, piano

    James Wilt, trumpet

    Hila Plitman, soprano

    Jamie Chamberlain, soprano

    SALONEN Wing on Wing

    SHOSTAKOVICH Concerto No. 1 for Piano, Trumpet, and Strings

    STRAVINSKY The Rite of Spring

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