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.