Los Angeles Philharmonic


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Each year since its founding in 1919, the Los Angeles Philharmonic has been hailed as Southern California’s leading performing arts institution. Today, under the dynamic leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, who in 2009 became the orchestra’s eleventh music director, the Philharmonic is still recognized as one of the world’s outstanding orchestras.

These 13 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2017-18 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors.

The series, hosted by KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, features interviews with soloists and orchestra members, offering unique insights and giving listeners a more in-depth perspective.


KMFA Broadcast Schedule:

July 22, 2018
Mozart - Clarinet Concerto; Martin Frost, clarinet
Mozart - Magic Flute (excerpts); Julia Bullock, Pamina; Paul Appleby, Tamino; Elliot Madore, Papageno
Mozart - Allegro for Clarinet and Strings in Bb K.anh 91; Martin Frost, clarinet

July 29, 2018
Javier Alvarez - Metro Chabacano
Enrico Chapela - Inguesu
Gabriela Ortis - Teenek - Invenciones de territoria (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission)
Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 1 & No. 2
Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 8
Arturo Marquez - Danzon No. 9 (World Premiere, LA Phil Commission)
Manuel Ponce - Balada Mexicana; Jorge Federico Osorio, piano
Silvestre Revueltas - Night of the Mayas; Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

August 5, 2018
Messian - Un Sourire
Weinberg - Violin Concerto; Gidon Kremer, violin
Mahler - Symphony No. 4; Janai Brugger, soprano
Peter Kiesewetter - Tango Pathetique; Martha Argerich, piano; Gidon Kremer, violin; Mischa Maisky, cello

August 12, 2018
Berlioz - Queen Mab Scherzo
Francesconi - Duende: The Dark Notes (US Premiere)
Berlioz - Symphonie Fantastique
Berlioz - King Lear Overture, Op. 4; Scottish National Orchestra; Alexandra Gibson, conductor

August 19, 2018
Purcell - Suite from the Fairy Queen
Bach - Suite No. 3 in D Major
Pergolesi - Stabat Mater; Laura Claycomb, soprano; Christophe Dumaux, countertenor
Monteverdi - Por Ti Miro from the Coronation of Poppea; Emanuelle Haim, conductor
Handel - Messiah (excerpts); Emanuelle Haim, conductor

August 26, 2018
Glinka - Russian and Ludmilla Overture
Bernstein - Serenade After Plato’s Symposium; Hilary Hahn, violin
Bach - Gigue from the Violin Partita in E Major; Hilary Hahn, violin
Leon - Ser (Being)
Stravinsky - Firebird Suite
Higdon - Violin Concerto; Hilary Hahn, violin

September 2, 2018
Chen Yi - Ge Zu: Antiphony
Tchaikovsky - Piano Concerto No. 1; Sergio Tiempo, piano
Prokofiev - Symphony No. 6
Prokofiev - Cello Sonata, Op. 119; Michael Dussek, piano

September 9, 2018
Stravinsky- Fireworks
Joseph Pereira - Threshold; Joseph Pereira, timpani
Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Brahms - String Quartet No. 2 in a, Op. 51/2

September 16, 2018
Ravel - Le Tombeau de Couperin
Muhly - Organ Concerto; James McVinnie, organ
Mussorgsky - Pictures at an Exhibition
Rimsky-Korsakov - String Sextet for Two Violins, Two Violas, and Two Cellos; Ensemble Classique


Host - Brian Lauritzen

Brian Lauritzen is the producer and host of Classical KUSC’s nationwide concert broadcasts of the Los Angeles Philharmonic as well as KUSC’s weekly arts magazine Arts Alive and the choral music program Soul Music. Additionally, Brian writes and produces features for KUSC’s more than 50 concert broadcasts each year including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and Piano Spheres. His work as part of these series has been broadcast internationally by NPR, American Public Media, and the WFMT Radio Network.


Sunday 7:00 p.m.