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  • LA Phil and Classical KUSC Present 12th Annual Broadcast Concert Series, Live from the Hollywood Bowl Summer Season
  • Jul. 16, 2018

    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 (July 16, 2018) – 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, July 22, at 7PM. 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, 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 series opens Sunday, July 22, at 7PM with a broadcast of LA Phil Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic with pianist Behzod Abduraimov in Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2. The program will also include Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition.

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

    • July 29 broadcast – Thomas Adès conducts the LA Phil in Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony and Second Piano Concerto, with soloist Vikingur Ólafsson. Adès opens the program with his own one-movement symphony Tevot.
    • August 5 broadcast – conductor Speranza Scappucci, in her LA Phil debut, is joined by violinist Ray Chen for a program of Mozart and Tchaikovsky.
    • August 12 broadcast – Stéphane Denève leads the LA Phil in a program of Sibelius and Ravel, with violinist Augustin Hadelich as soloist.
    • August 19 – Gustavo Gimeno conducts the LA Phil and pianist George Li in an all-Grieg program.
    • August 26 – Gustavo Dudamel and Itzhak Perlman join forces for Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto. The program also includes Beehoven’s Symphony No. 6, “Pastoral.”
    • September 2 – Ludovic Morlot leads the LA Phil with pianist Sergio Tiempo in Chopin’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11. The program also includes Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.
    • September 9 – Bramwell Tovey leads Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana with soprano Ying Fang, tenor Nicholas Phan, baritone Norman Garrett, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, and the Los Angeles Children’s Chorus. The program begins with Beethoven’s free-form piano concerto, Choral Fantasy, featuring pianist Emanuel Ax.
    • September 16 – conductor Karina Canellakis leads the LA Phil in a program of works by Julia Perry, Bernstein (featuring pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet), and Brahms.
    • September 23 – Plácido Domingo conducts music from Spain, with violinist Joshua Bell, guitarist Pablo Sáinz Villegas, and Lucero Tena on castanets.

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    About the Hollywood Bowl
    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, offering something for everyone. 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 performances. In February 2018, the Hollywood Bowl was named Best Major Outdoor Concert Venue for the 14th year in a row at the 29th Annual Pollstar Awards and was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2017 Billboard Touring Awards. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.

    About KUSC
    Classical KUSC, located in the USC building in downtown Los Angeles, broadcasts hand-picked commercial-free classical performances, expert music commentary and coverage of the arts in Southern California. The listener-supported station has been broadcasting for more than 60 years as a broadcast service of the University of Southern California at 91.5(FM) in Los Angeles and Santa Clarita, 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs, 91.1 KDSC in Thousand Oaks, 93.7 KDB in Santa Barbara and 99.7 KESC in Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo. It is live-streamed at, attracting listeners from around the globe.


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