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  • Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC Present Broadcasts of Concerts from the 2019 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season
  • Aug. 1, 2019
  • 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 1, 2019) – 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 11, at 7PM. This is the 13th year of the orchestra’s summer partnership with Southern California’s listener-sponsored classical music radio station. This broadcast series gives more than 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 Los Angeles Philharmonic with a stellar roster of artists and conductors. Hosted and produced by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, the programs air weekly at 7PM on Sundays from August 11 through October 13, 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 broadcasts are also streamed live and on demand at and on the KUSC app. Most concerts will be available for streaming on demand for one week following the broadcast on 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, August 11, at 7PM with a broadcast of Juanjo Mena leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Katia and Marielle Labèque, and narrator Sean Hayes in a program of Saint-Saëns’ Carnival of the Animals and Berlioz’ Symphonie fantastique.

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

    • August 18 broadcast – To celebrate his ten years in Los Angeles, Los Angeles Philharmonic Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel conducts a special anniversary concert featuring an evening of music from the golden age of Hollywood.

    • August 25 broadcast – Dudamel leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic and superstar Yuja Wang in a performance of John Adams’ latest piano concerto, Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?

    • September 1 broadcast – Bramwell Tovey is at the reins of the annual and much-loved Tchaikovsky Spectacular.

    • September 8 broadcast – Bramwell Tovey hosts a British music program that begins with music by Handel and Britten, continues with Gilbert & Sullivan and Noel Coward, and concludes with the ceremonial pomp of Elgar’s most famous march.

    • September 15 broadcast – Bramwell Tovey returns for an all-Russian program, including Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, brought to life through the daring and imaginative puppetry of Blind Summit Theatre and narrated by John C. Reilly.

    • September 22 broadcast – The premiere of Laura Karpman’s All American kicks off the celebration of some of America’s most beloved composers. Samuel Barber is represented by his elegant and virtuosic Violin Concerto, Duke Ellington by the symphonic jazz of his Harlem, and Aaron Copland by the quintessentially American imagery of his ballet score Appalachian Spring.

    • September 29 broadcast – Conductor Xian Zhang leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in the world premiere of Caroline Shaw’s The Observatory. The evening concludes with Beethoven’s last completed symphony, his Ninth, one of the supreme achievements in Western music.

    • October 6 broadcast – Nicholas McGegan conducts the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Mozart Under the Stars, featuring the Overture to The Magic Flute, the glorious Piano Concerto No. 23, with soloist Inon Barnatan, and one of Mozart’s final and most recognizable symphonies, the 40th.

    • October 13 broadcast – Brilliant French pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet gives a definitive performance of Ravel’s jazzy Piano Concerto, and in her Bowl debut, Korean conductor Eun Sun Kim leads the Los Angeles Philharmonic in Rachmaninoff’s final masterpiece, Symphonic Dances.

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    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 in November 2018 was awarded the Top Amphitheater prize at the 2018 Billboard Live Music Awards for the second consecutive year. For millions of music lovers across Southern California, the Hollywood Bowl is synonymous with summer.

    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 on the air for more than 70 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.


  • Contact:

    Sophie Jefferies, 213 972 3422,
    Laura Cohen, 310 867 3897,