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 2018-19 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:

October 6, 2019
Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations
Beethoven: Triple Concerto 
Andrew Norman: Sustain 
Ravel: Ma mere L’Oye, M. 60 

October 13, 2019
Steve Reich: Music for Ensemble and Orchestra 
Gustav Mahler: Symphony No. 5 in c sharp minor
Modest Mussorgsky: Night on Bald Mountain

October 20, 2019
Christopher Cerrone: The Insects Became Magnetic 
Francis Poulenc: Concerto for Organ, Strings, and Timpani 
J.S. Bach: Prelude and Fugue in G minor
Camille Saint-Saens: Symphony No. 3, Organ
Leonard Bernstein: Candide Overture
Sergei Rachmaninoff: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini, Op. 43

October 27, 2019
Tilson Thomas: Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6 in B Minor, Op. 74 “Pathétique”

November 3, 2019
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1 in D minor, Op. 15 
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 68 

November 10, 2019
Johannes Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2 in Bb Major, Op. 83 
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 73 
Joseph Haydn: Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major

December 1, 2019
Benjamin Britten: Four Sea Interludes from “Peter Grimes,” Op. 33a 
Benjamin Britten: Serenade for Tenor, Horn, and Strings 

December 8, 2019
Li Huanzhi: Spring Festival Overture 
Camille Saint-Saens: Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso 

December 15, 2019
John Adams: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes?
Sergei Prokofiev: Toccata, Op. 11 

December 29, 2019
George Gershwin: Cuban Overture 
Maurice Ravel: Piano Concerto in G 
Maurice Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales 
George Gershwin: An American in Paris
George Gershwin: Lullaby
Maurice Ravel: Piano Trio in a 

January 12, 2020
Pyotr Tchaikovsky: Violin Concerto 
Gyrogi Kurtag: Hommage to Tchaikovsky 
Unsuk Chin: SPIRA-A Concerto for Orchestra 
Claude Debussy: La Mer 
Ernst von Dohnanyi: Waltz from “Coppelia” 
Maurice Ravel: Violin Sonata in G minor 

January 19, 2020
Igor Stravinsky: Funeral Song 
Igor Stravinsky: Agon 
Igor Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Bela Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion and Celesta

January 26, 2020
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 1 in B-Flat, K. 207 
Thomas Ades: Inferno 
Bedrich Smetana: The Moldau

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.


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