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.

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:

July 18, 2021
Mozart: Exsultate, jubilate
Mozart: Symphony No 41, Jupiter
Brahms: Symphony No 1
Bernstein: Symphonic Dances from Westside Story

July 25, 2021
Jessie Montgomery: Banner
Gershwin: Concerto in F
John Adams: Must the Devil Have All the Good Tunes (World Premiere, LA Phil commission)
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7

August 1, 2021
Chavez: Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonia India"
Benzecry: Piano Concerto, “Universos infinitos” (World Premiere, LA Phil commission)
Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Copland: Rodeo
John Adams: Grand Pianola Music
Tchaikovsky: March from Act 1

August 8, 2021
Copland: Appalachian Spring Suite
Gershwin: Rhapsody in Blue
Schumann: Symphony No. 2
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 1

August 15, 2021
Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations
Beethoven: Triple Concerto 
Andrew Norman: Sustain (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Prokofiev: Lt. Kije Suite

August 22, 2021
Barber: Knoxville: Summer of 1915
Lieberson: “Amor mio, si muero y tu no mueres” From Neruda Songs
Mahler: Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Mahler: Symphony No. 1
Debussy: Jeux

August 29, 2021
Thomas Adès: Dawn
Thomas Adès: Inferno (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2
Bartók: Piano Concerto No. 1

September 5, 2021
Esa-Pekka Salonen: Pollux (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
Stravinsky: Funeral Song
Stravinsky: Agon
Stravinsky: The Rite of Spring
Esa-Pekka Salonen: LA Variations

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.


Sunday 7:00 p.m.