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KUSC and LA Phil to Broadcast Nationwide

Ears Everywhere

The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC, in partnership with WFMT Radio Network, have confirmed 150 cities nationwide will carry the annual radio broadcast concert series (a number that will grow throughout the coming year). The 2011 series was broadcast in 193 cities and reached over 2.6 million listeners.
The 13 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2011/12 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors. Highlights of the series include performances by noted soloists: pianists Yuja Wang and Katia and Marielle Labèque; soprano Miah Persson; mezzo-soprano Magdalena Kozená; baritone Thomas Hampson; violinists Janine Jansen and Leila Josefowicz; cellists Johannes Moser and Ralph Kirshbaum; and guitarist Pepe Romero. Guest conductors include: James Conlon, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi, John Adams, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos and Sir Simon Rattle.
The series  includes several performances from The Mahler Project, the ambitious cycle during which Gustavo Dudamel, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela performed all of Mahler’s completed symphonies in three weeks in both Los Angeles and Caracas, Venezuela. The series culminates with Mahler’s Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand” recorded in Caracas, Venezuela.
Produced by Classical KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen, the series features in-depth interviews with soloists and orchestra members, offering unique insights and giving listeners a more in-depth perspective.
The WFMT Radio Network, the international syndication division of award-winning Chicago classical music station 98.7 WFMT, distributes broadcasts worldwide. For a complete list of stations near you carrying the 2012 LA Phil/KUSC broadcast series, go to WFMT here.
PROGRAM DETAILS
PROGRAM #1201
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Janine Jansen, violin
Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto
Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 3, “Scottish”
PROGRAM #1202
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Vivier: Orion
Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe, Suite No. 2
Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 5
PROGRAM #1203
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Johannes Moser, electric cello
Adams: Short Ride in a Fast Machine
Chapela: Magnetar (world premiere)
Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5
PROGRAM #1204
James Conlon, conductor
Yuja Wang, piano
Britten: Sinfonia da Requiem
Prokofiev: Piano Concerto No. 3
Dvorak: Symphony No. 7
PROGRAM #1205
Semyon Bychkov, conductor
Katia and Marielle Labèque, pianos
Ravel: Rapsodie espagnole (for two solo pianos)
Dubugnon: Concerto for two pianos and double orchestra, “Battlefield” (world premiere)
Rachmaninoff: Symphonic Dances
PROGRAM #1206
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
Peter Sellars, director
Vocal soloists
Los Angeles Master Chorale, Grant Gershon, music director
Shostakovich: Prologue to Orango (world premiere) (orchestration by Gerard McBurney)
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 4
PROGRAM #1207
The Mahler Project I
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Miah Persson, soprano
Mahler: Songs of a Wayfarer
Mahler: Symphony No. 4
PROGRAM #1208
The Mahler Project II
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Mahler: Symphony No. 6
PROGRAM #1209
Neeme Järvi, conductor
Ralph Kirshbaum, cello
Dvorak: Carnival Overture
Dvorak: Cello Concerto
Shostakovich: Symphony No. 5
PROGRAM #1210
John Adams, conductor
Leila Josefowicz, violin
Pärt: Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten
Adams: Violin Concerto
Glass: Symphony No. 9 (West Coast premiere)
PROGRAM #1211
Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, conductor
Pepe Romero, guitar
Turina: Danzas fantásticas
Rodrigo: Concierto de Aranjuez
Brahms: Symphony No. 2
PROGRAM #1212
Sir Simon Rattle, conductor
Magdalena Kozená, mezzo-soprano
Ligeti: Atmosphères
Wagner: Prelude to Act I of Lohengrin
Mahler: Rückert-Lieder
Bruckner: Symphony No. 9
PROGRAM #1213
(recorded in Caracas, Venezuela)
The Mahler Project III
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
Los Angeles Philharmonic
Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra
Vocal soloists
Choruses
Mahler: Symphony No. 8, “Symphony of a Thousand”

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