LA Phil on Classical KUSC & WFMT Radio Network – Hollywood Bowl Radio Broadcasts

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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical California KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching listeners across Southern California. This broadcast series, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2022/23 season at Walt Disney Concert Hall, pairs the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors, showcasing an eclectic repertoire that includes world premieres from composers Donghoon Shin, Clarice Assad, Ellen Reid, and Gabriella Smith. Through the organizations’ ongoing partnership with WFMT and the WFMT Radio Network, the 2023 broadcast series will also be syndicated nationwide.

The concerts in the 2023 broadcast series will air locally on KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night program, the station’s weekly local concert spotlight, at 7:00pm. It will feature Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a program of works by LA Phil Creative Chair John Adams, Mozart, and Julián Orbón.

2023 SCHEDULE OF RADIO BROADCASTS (programs and artists subject to change)
KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Nights, 7:00PM

KUSC AIR DATE: August 20, 2023
RECORD DATE: July 11, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Leah Hawkins soprano

Rihab Chaieb, mezzo-soprano

Mario Chang, tenor

Ryan Speedo Green, bass-baritone

Los Angeles Master Chorale    Grant Gershon, Artistic Director    Jenny Wong, Associate Artistic Director 

VERDI Requiem

KUSC AIR DATE: August 27, 2023
RECORD DATE: July 20, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Alisa Weilerstein, cello 

PROKOFIEV Classical Symphony

TCHAIKOVSKY Variations on a Rococo Theme

PROKOFIEV Selections from Romeo and Juliet

KUSC AIR DATE: September 3, 2023
RECORD DATE: July 25, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Leonard Slatkin, conductor

Makoto Ozone, piano 

Cindy McTEE Timepiece

GERSHWIN Rhapsody in Blue

DVOŘÁK Symphony No. 9, “From the New World”

KUSC AIR DATE: September 10, 2023
RECORD DATE: August 8, 2023 
Los Angeles Philharmonic

Ryan Bancroft, conductor

Eric Lu, piano 

Caroline SHAW Entr’acte

BEETHOVEN Piano Concerto No. 4

ELGAR Enigma Variations

KUSC AIR DATE: September 17, 2023

RECORD DATE: August 15, 2023

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Louis Langrée, conductor

Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano 

BOULANGER D’un matin de printemps

RAVEL Piano Concerto in G major

BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique

KUSC AIR DATE: September 24, 2023
RECORD DATE: August 17, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Anna Rakitina, conductor

Sterling Elliott, cello 

DVOŘÁK Cello Concerto


KUSC AIR DATE: October 1, 2023

RECORD DATE: August 29, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Simone Menezes, conductor

Clara-Jumi Kang, violin 

BEETHOVEN Violin Concerto

BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”

KUSC AIR DATE: October 8, 2023

RECORD DATE: August 31, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gemma New, conductor

Nathan Cole, violin 

Jessie MONTGOMERY Shift, Change, Turn

TCHAIKOVSKY (orch. MATTHEWS) Selections from The Seasons, Op. 37

VIVALDI The Four Seasons.

KUSC AIR DATE: October 15, 2023

RECORD DATE: September 5, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Nicholas McGegan, conductor

Bomsori Kim, violin 

MOZART Don Giovanni Overture

MOZART Violin Concerto No. 5, “Turkish”

MOZART Symphony No. 38, “Prague”

KUSC AIR DATE: October 22, 2023

RECORD DATE: September 12, 2023 

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Karen Kamensek, conductor

Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

Pacific Chorale   

Robert Istad, Artistic Director 

Adam SCHOENBERG Cool Cat (world premiere, LA Phil commission)

Philip GLASS Violin Concerto No. 1

HOLST The Planets

Pauline Adamek

Pauline Adamek is a Los Angeles-based arts enthusiast with twenty-five years' experience covering International Film Festivals and reviewing new Theatre, Film and Restaurants.


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