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      Los Angeles Philharmonic

      Hailed for outstanding artistry since 1919, the acclaim of the Los Angeles Philharmonic continues under the leadership of Venezuelan Gustavo Dudamel, one of the most exciting young conductors today. Dudamel’s infectious emotional energy wins over the most jaded souls. For his inaugural concert at the Hollywood Bowl, 18,000 people greeted him with a hollering, stamping, pop-star ovation.

      Each year, the LA Phil presents these national broadcasts hosted by Brian Lauritzen, giving fresh perspective on orchestral performance today.

      The orchestra performs a 30-week subscription series at the Walt Disney Concert Hall (Frank Gehry, 2003), and a 12-week summer festival at the Hollywood Bowl, a popular tradition since 1922. The Philharmonic’s involvement with Los Angeles extends to schools, churches, and neighborhood centers of a huge and vastly diverse community, touching every corner of the city.

      Brian Lauritzen hosts and produces a number of programs for KUSC, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, Los Angeles Master Chorale, and Piano Spheres.

      Program Schedule | Fall 2014

      October 8, 2014

      Dudamel and Bronfman

      Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
      Pedro Carneiro, percussion
      Yefim Bronfman, piano

      Peter Lieberson: Shing Kham (percussion concerto, completed by Oliver Knussen)
      Schubert: Symphony No. 4
      Tchaikovsky: Piano Concerto No. 1

      October 15, 2014

      Bartok, Debussy, Lindberg

      Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
      Anssi Karttunen, cello

      Debussy: Three Nocturnes
      Magnus Lindberg: Cello Concerto No. 2
      Bartok: Music for Strings, Percussion, and Celesta

      October 22, 2014

      The Unanswered Question

      Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor
      Leila Josefowicz, violin

      Ives: The Unanswered Question
      Salonen: Violin Concerto
      Sibelius: Symphony No. 5

      October 29, 2014

      Gustavo Dudamel and Yuja Wang

      Gustavo Dudamel, conductor
      Yuja Wang, piano

      Daniel Bjarnason: Blow Bright
      Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 3
      Stravinsky: Petrouchka

      November 5, 2014

      Beethoven to Brahms to Berg

      Lionel Bringuier, conductor
      Camilla Tilling, soprano

      Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn
      Berg: Seven Early Songs
      Beethoven: Symphony No. 4

      November 12, 2014

      Dudamel Conducts Tchaikovsky

      Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 1, Winter Dreams
      Tchaikovsky: Symphony No. 6, Pathétique

      November 19, 2014

      Symphonies Romantic and Modern

      Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

      John Corigliano: Symphony No. 1
      Brahms: Symphony No. 2

      November 26, 2014

      French Ballet

      Charles Dutoit, conductor
      Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano

      Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 5, Emperor
      Ravel: Daphnis and Chloe (complete ballet)