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 2016-17 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 15, 2017

Beethoven - Coriolan Overture 
Adams - Absolute Jest 
Beethoven - Piano Concerto No. 4; Yefim Bronfman, piano 


October 22, 2017

Mahler - Symphony No. 9
Debussy - La Mer 

Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor


October 29, 2017

Rachmaninoff - Piano Concerto No.3 
Prokofiev - Scythian Suite
Scriabin - Poem of Ecstasy 

Daniil Trifonov, piano


November 5, 2017

Adams - El Niño

Grant Gershon, conductor
Julia Bullock, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano
Davone Tines, bass
Dan Bubeck, Brian Cummings, Nathan Medley, countertenors

November 12, 2017

Shankar - Concerto No. 2 "Raga-Mala"
Strauss - Ein Heldenleben

Zubin Mehta, conductor
Anoushka Shankar, soloist

November 19, 2017

Sibelius - The Bard
Saint-Saens - Danse Macabre
Ades - Lieux Retrouves
Ades - Totentanz

Thomas Ades, conductor
Simon Keenlyside, baritone
Christianne Stotijn, mezzo-soprano
Steven Isserlis, cello

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.


Sundays, 7 p.m.