2014 LA Phil Radio Broadcasts


Below you’ll find the complete listings of the 2014 LA Philharmonic radio broadcasts, which begin locally on KUSC this Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. (National syndication continues this season as well, with air dates/times varying by market.)

A few things about this year’s series, which I’m particularly excited about:

  • 5 world premieres (all are LA Phil commissions): Peter Lieberson’s Shing Kham, Magnus Lindberg’s Cello Concerto No. 2, Daníel Bjarnason’s Blow bright, Terry Riley’s new organ concerto At the Royal Majestic, and Andrew Norman’s Release for piano and orchestra.
  • Seven of the 13 concerts are conducted by the LA Phil’s Music Director, Gustavo Dudamel, now in his fifth season. This gives audiences the opportunity to hear the many different facets of Dudamel’s artistry.
  • Two concerts conducted by the LA Phil’s Conductor Laureate, Esa-Pekka Salonen, including a return to WDCH of Salonen’s Grawemeyer Award-winning Violin Concerto, which was premiered on Salonen’s final concerts as LA Phil Music Director, and which is a farewell letter to the orchestra.
  • The concert featuring the Corigliano Symphony No. 1 was a late addition to this season’s schedule, and after hearing the LA Phil perform this incredible work in Boston last weekend, I’m so happy we added it at the last minute.
  • Great pianists galore! Yefim Bronfman, Yuja Wang, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, Garrick Ohlsson, Emanuel Ax, Lang Lang, and Hélène Grimaud.
  • Plus: Leila Josefowicz, John Adams, James Conlon, Cameron Carpenter, and a cellist who has given the world premieres of 25 (!) concertos, Anssi Karttunen.
  • Approx 34,000 people tune in each week for KUSC’s local broadcasts of the LA Phil. Or about 15 Walt Disney Concert Hall’s worth.
  • Total audience size for KUSC’s 13 local broadcasts of LA Phil concerts equals nearly eight Dodger Stadiums at capacity.
  • This will be my seventh season hosting or co-hosting the LA Phil radio broadcasts. It is the first time during my tenure that Sibelius’ 5th Symphony appears on the series. Just a coincidence, nothing more.

Sundays at 7:00 p.m. on Classical KUSC. Each performance will be archived for on-demand streaming for one week following the broadcast at KUSC.org/LAPhil.

AIR DATE: March 30
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yefim Bronfman, piano
Pedro Carneiro, percussion
Lieberson/Knussen: Shing Kham
Schubert: Symphony No. 4
Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

AIR DATE: April 6
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Anssi Karttunen, cello
Women of the Los Angeles Master Chorale
Debussy: Nocturnes
Lindberg: Cello Concerto No. 2
Bartók: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

AIR DATE: April 13
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Ives: The Unanswered Question
Salonen: Violin Concerto
Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

AIR DATE: April 20
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
Bjarnason: Blow bright
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
Stravinsky: Petrushka

AIR DATE: April 27
Lionel Bringuier, conductor
Camilla Tilling, soprano
Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
Berg: Seven Early Songs
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Daydreams
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

AIR DATE: May 11
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Corigliano: Symphony No. 1
Brahms: Symphony No. 2

AIR DATE: May 18
Charles Dutoit, conductor
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano
Los Angeles Master Chorale
Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloé

AIR DATE: May 25
James Conlon, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano
Schulhoff: Scherzo, from Symphony No. 5
Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 21
Brahms: Symphony No. 1

AIR DATE: June 1
John Adams, conductor
Cameron Carpenter, organ
Gordon: Sunshine of Your Love
Riley: At the Royal Majestic
Adams: Naïve and Sentimental Music

AIR DATE: June 8
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Emanuel Ax, piano
Brahms: Academic Festival Overture
Norman: Release
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 2

AIR DATE: June 15
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Lang Lang, piano
Ravel: Valses nobles et sentimentales
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Desenne: Sinfonía Burocratica ed’ Amazzonica
Ravel: La valse

AIR DATE: June 22
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Mozart: Serenata Notturna
Ravel: Piano Concerto in G
Mozart: Symphony No. 36, Linz

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