LA Phil and Classical KUSC Continue Partnership to Broadcast 2012 Hollywood Bowl Concerts
Ten Los Angeles Philharmonic concerts from the current Hollywood Bowl Summer 2012 season, including four led by Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, will be broadcast on Classical KUSC beginning August 11. This is the sixth year of the orchestra's summer partnership with the Los Angeles listener-sponsored classical music radio station.
The concerts will be recorded live on select Classical Tuesdays and Thursdays featuring the LA Phil with a stellar roster of artists and conductors, as well as the Sunday Sunset presentations of Verdi's Rigoletto and Dudamel & Domingo, and the Weekend Spectacular presentation of John Williams: Maestro of the Movies. Hosted and produced by KUSC's Brian Lauritzen and executive produced by KUSC's Gail Eichenthal, the programs air weekly at 2 PM on Saturdays from August 11 through October 13, and are heard widely throughout much of Southern California on 91.5 Classical KUSC, 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs, 91.1 KDSC in Thousand Oaks, 99.7 KESC in Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo, and 88.7 KQSC in Santa Barbara. The programs can also be heard online at KUSC.org. Most concerts will be available for online streaming for one week following the broadcast. Interviews and features with soloists and orchestra members throughout the series offer unique insights and give listeners a more in-depth perspective. The project is made possible through support from the office of Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky.
The series opens Saturday, August 11 at 2 PM with a broadcast of conductor Ludovic Morlot leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and soloists Joshua Bell (violin) and Edgar Meyer (double bass) in a program of Weber's Der Freischütz Overture and Oberon Overture, Mendelssohn's Violin Concerto, and the West Coast premiere of Meyer's Double Concerto (recorded on July 17 and July 19).
Additional concerts in the broadcast series include the following (all artists and concerts subject to change):
August 18 broadcast of Stéphane Denève conducting the LA Phil and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet in Bernstein's Candide Overture and On the Town (Three Dance Episodes), Ravel's Piano Concerto in G, Gershwin's An American in Paris and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloé, Suite No. 2 (recorded July 26).
August 25 broadcast of Lionel Bringuier leading the LA Phil and pianist Yefim Bronfman in Brahms' Piano Concerto No. 2 and Elgar's Enigma Variations (recorded July 31).
September 1 broadcast of Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, cellist Yo-Yo Ma and pianist Yuja Wang in a program of Schumann's Cello Concerto and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Symphony No. 4 (recorded August 7 and August 9).
September 8 broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil leading a stellar cast of soloists and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in Verdi's Rigoletto (recorded August 12).
September 15 broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil and Sergio Tiempo (piano), in Núñez' Toccata No. 1, Ginastera's Piano Concerto No. 1 and Copland's Symphony No. 3 (recorded August 16).
September 22 broadcast of Gustavo Dudamel, the LA Phil, and Plácido Domingo in a program of Latin songs and operatic arias (recorded August 19).
September 29 broadcast of Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos leading the LA Phil and soloists Laura Claycomb (soprano), Nicholas Phan (tenor), Hugh Russell (baritone), and the Los Angeles Master Chorale and Los AngeLes Children's Chorus in Mendelssohn's Incidental Music to A Midsummer Night's Dream and Orff's Carmina Burana (recorded August 28 and August 30).
October 6 broadcast of John Williams leading the LA Phil and violinist Gil Shaham in selections of Williams' biggest and best-loved movie hits (recorded August 31 and September 1).
October 13 broadcast of conductor Bramwell Tovey leading the LA Phil, Sarah Chang (violin) and Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky (speaker) in Gershwin's Cuban Overture, Bernstein's West Side Story Suite (arr. Newman), and Copland's A Lincoln Portrait and Billy the Kid Suite (recorded September 11).