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  • Aug. 3, 2016
  • 10-Week Series Airs on Classical KUSC

    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 (August 3, 2016) - 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, beginning Sunday, August 7 at 7:00 PM. This is the tenth year of the orchestra's summer partnership with Southern California's listener-sponsored classical music radio station.

    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 7:00 PM on Sundays from August 7 through October 9, 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, and 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 project is made possible through the support of the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl.

    The series opens Sunday, August 7 at 7:00 PM with a broadcast of LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and pianist Lang Lang in Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Rimsky-Korsakov's Scheherazade (recorded July 12).

    Additional concerts in the broadcast series include the following (all artists and concerts subject to change):

    • August 14 broadcast - Gustavo Dudamel conducting the LA Phil and pianist Yuja Wang in a program of Gershwin's Symphonic Suite from Porgy and Bess, Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue and Ravel's Boléro (recorded July 21).    
    • August 21 broadcast - LA Phil Assistant Conductor Mirga Grazinytė-Tyla leading the LA Phil, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Janai Brugger (soprano), Elizabeth Zharoff (soprano), Peabody Southwell (mezzo-soprano), Rafael Moras (tenor), Kevin Ray (tenor), Colin Ramsey (bass), and the Los Angeles Master Chorale (Artistic Director Grant Gershon) in a program of Beethoven and Ravel (recorded July 26).    
    • August 28 broadcast - conductor Cristian Măcelaru, leading the LA Phil and violinist Nicola Benedetti in a program featuring music of Copland and a major new work by Wynton Marsalis (recorded July 28).   
    • September 4 broadcast - Andrew Manze conducting the LA Phil and violinist Arabella Steinbacher in an all-Mozart program (to be recorded August 9).
    • September 11 broadcast - conductor Joana Carneiro leading the LA Phil and violinist Gil Shaham in a program featuring Korngold's Violin Concerto and Beethoven's Symphony No. 5 (to be recorded August 23).
    • September 18 broadcast - Bramwell Tovey conducting the LA Phil, violinist Mari Samuelsen and cellist Hakon Samuelsen in a program of music by film composers including Herrmann, Horner, Bernstein and Gershwin (to be recorded August 25).
    • September 25 broadcast - conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya leading the LA Phil and Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour in a program of music by Johann Strauss, Jr.; Kreisler and Richard Strauss (to be recorded September 6).      
    • October 2 broadcast - conductor Ludovic Morlot leading the LA Phil and cellist Gautier Capuçon in a program featuring works by Fauré, Saint-Saëns and Ravel (to be recorded September 13)
    • October 9 broadcast - Andre de Ridder conducting the LA Phil and mandolin player Avi Avital in a program of Vivaldi's The Four Seasons and Brahms' Serenade No. 1 (to be recorded September 15).    

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    One of the largest natural amphitheaters in the world, with a seating capacity of nearly 18,000, the Hollywood Bowl has been the summer home of the Los Angeles Philharmonic since its official opening in 1922, and plays host to the finest artists from all genres of music. It remains one of the best deals anywhere in Los Angeles; to this day, $1 buys a seat at the top of the Bowl for many classical and jazz offerings. The venue offers something for everyone, from its sizzling summer evening concerts to the daytime arts festival for children, "SummerSounds: World Music for Kids at the Hollywood Bowl." In February 2016, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the twelfth year in a row at the 27th Annual Pollstar Concert Industry Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.


  • Contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213.972.3422,
    Andrew Schwartz, 213.972.3406,