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  • Apr. 2, 2006
  • APRIL 2 - JUNE 25, 2006

    13-Week Series Airs Locally on KUSC-FM 91.5 Los Angeles, KDSC-FM 91.1 Thousand Oaks, KQSC-FM 88.7 Santa Barbara and KPSC-FM 88.5 Palm Springs

    The KUSC broadcast series of the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been made possible through the support of the Office of Los Angeles County Supervisor, Zev Yaroslavsky

    The Los Angeles Philharmonic and 91.5 Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership for the fifth straight season, airing 13 concerts weekly from Sunday, April 2, through Sunday, June 25, 2006. The concerts were recorded live at Walt Disney Concert Hall during the Philharmonic's current season and feature the world premiere of a new Magnus Lindberg work from the Beethoven Unbound initiative in October, a U.S. concert premiere from On Location resident artist Thomas Adès in February, and an all-Reich concert from this spring's Minimalist Jukebox festival.

    Locally, the programs air on consecutive Sundays at 4 p.m. on member-supported 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. Classical KUSC's Director of Arts Programming, Gail Eichenthal, continues as host of the series and has produced special bonus features to make each broadcast unique. Featuring Music Director Esa-Pekka Salonen and members of the orchestra as co-hosts, Eichenthal highlights fascinating nuances of the concerts with additional insight from guest artists and composers.

    "It is an honor and an endless delight to be producing another spectacular season of L.A. Philharmonic concerts," says broadcast producer and host Gail Eichenthal. "This season, I'm particularly excited about introducing our audience to individual members of the Philharmonic. We'll explore the challenges and joys of playing in a world-class orchestra, how the musicians unwind offstage, and how they got where they are (Hint: Practice!)."

    The radio broadcast series begins with two concerts conducted by music director Esa-Pekka Salonen from the Philharmonic's Beethoven Unbound, an initiative championed by the maestro featuring performances of all nine of Beethoven's symphonies paired with contemporary pieces: the April 2 broadcast features the Los Angeles Children's Chorus and the orchestra performing Beethoven's Symphony Nos. 1 and 2 along side Henri Dutilleux's The Shadows of Time; the April 9 program positions Beethoven's Third Symphony, Eroica, with Magnus Lindberg's Sculpture, a world premiere performance of music inspired by Walt Disney Concert Hall. This year's broadcasts on Classical KUSC include an abundance of world-class guest artists including conductors Zubin Mehta, Christoph von Dohnányi, and Alan Gilbert, violinists Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg and Anthony Marwood, baritone Matthias Goerne and soprano Cyndia Sieden, among others. A complete list of concert programs follows.

    "As an organization, we strive to bring the best possible music to a diverse Southern California audience, and radio is the perfect conduit to reach a wide spectrum of dedicated listeners," says Deborah Borda, President of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association. "We're thrilled to continue our lasting partnership with Classical KUSC and the radio broadcasts as part of their spring programming."


    APRIL 2

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Los Angeles Children's Chorus

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 1

    DUTILLEUX The Shadows of Time

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 2

    APRIL 9

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    LINDBERG Sculpture (World premiere)

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3 "Eroica"

    APRIL 16

    Jonathan Nott, conductor

    Martin Chalifour, violin

    Mary Wilson, soprano

    KORNGOLD Violin Concerto

    MAHLER Symphony No. 4

    APRIL 23

    Miguel Harth-Bedoya, conductor

    Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, violin

    MUSSORGSKY Prelude to Khovanshchina

    SHOSTAKOVICH Violin Concerto No. 1

    RAVEL Rapsodie espagnole

    RAVEL La valse

    APRIL 30

    Zubin Mehta, conductor

    Lisa Batiashvili, violin

    PROKOFIEV Violin Concerto No. 1 in D major, Op. 19

    BRUCKNER Symphony No. 8

    MAY 7

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    Tatiana Pavlovskaya, soprano

    Matthias Goerne, baritone

    MOZART Masonic Funeral Music

    HAYDN Symphony No. 103, "Drumroll"

    SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 14

    MAY 14

    Thomas Adès, conductor

    Cyndia Sieden, soprano

    Patricia Risley, mezzo-soprano

    Toby Spence, tenor

    Simon Keenlyside, baritone

    Anthony Marwood, violin

    TCHAIKOVSKY The Tempest

    ADÈS Violin Concerto "Concentric Paths"

    SIBELIUS Prelude and Suite No. 2 from The Tempest

    ADÈS Scenes from The Tempest (U.S. Concert premiere)

    MAY 21

    Christoph von Dohnányi, conductor

    Orion Weiss, piano

    Celena Shafer, soprano

    Ruxandra Donose, mezzo-soprano

    Eric Cutler, tenor

    Alfred Reiter, bass

    USC Thornton Choral Artists

    (William Dehning and Magen Solomon, chorus masters)

    MOZART Piano Concerto No. 19, K. 459

    MOZART Requiem in D Minor, K. 626

    MAY 28

    Alan Gilbert, conductor

    MAHLER Symphony No. 9

    JUNE 4

    Ingo Metzmacher, conductor

    IVES Robert Browning Overture

    MAHLER Symphony No. 5

    JUNE 11

    Stefan Asbury, conductor

    Synergy, vocal ensemble

    REICH Variations for winds, strings and keyboards

    REICH Three Movements

    REICH Tehillim

    JUNE 18

    Herbert Blomstedt, conductor

    Garrick Ohlsson, piano

    MENDELSSOHN Piano Concerto No. 1

    BRUCKNER Symphony No. 4

    JUNE 25

    Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor

    BEETHOVEN Leonore Overture No. 2

    BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 5

    LUTOSLAWSKI Symphony No. 4

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