Thursdays at 9:00 pm
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 Los Angeles Philharmonic program is part of the WFMT Orchestra Series.
There are no upcoming broadcasts at the moment.
An All-Ellington Evening
August 11, 2022
Music of Duke Ellington is the focus in this week’s program, which features conductor Thomas Wilkins and pianist Gerald Clayton.
Xian Zhang & Martin Chalifour
August 4, 2022
New Jersey Symphony music director Xian Zhang leads the LA Phil in music of contemporary composers Nokuthula Ngwenyama and Julia Adolphe as well as a symphony of Ludwig van Beethoven.
Matthias Pintscher & Sunwook Kim
July 28, 2022
Conductor Matthias Pintscher and pianist Sunwook Kim guest for music of Mozart and Ravel.
Susanna Mälkki & Beatrice Rana
July 21, 2022
Guest conductor Susanna Mälkki takes to the podium to conduct pianist Beatrice Rana and the LA Phil in Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky‘s Piano Concerto No. 1. Mälkki also conducts works by Kaija Saariaho and Alexander Scriabin.
Montgomery, Mackey, Mahler
July 14, 2022
Gustavo Dudamel conducts soprano Camilla Tilling and the LA Phil in a program of music by Jessie Montgomery, Steven Mackey, and Gustav Mahler.
Dudamel & Schultz
July 7, 2022
Season Premiere: Soprano Golda Schultz joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform Richard Strauss' indelible Four Last Songs. Two works of metamorphosis round out the program: Strauss' Death and Transfiguration and Schoenberg's Transfigured Night.
September 23, 2021
The long-tenured former SF Symphony music director takes the stage to conduct music of Tchaikovsky.
Elim Chan & Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla
September 16, 2021
Two emerging conductors are in the spotlight in this program of music by Saint-Saëns, Ravel, Debussy, Tchaikovsky, and Unsuk Chin, in a world premiere performance of an LA Phil commission.
Susanna Mälkki & Leila Josefowicz
September 9, 2021
Music by Knussen, Mahler, and Steve Reich (in a world premiere, LA Phil commission).
Zubin Mehta & Yefim Bronfman
September 2, 2021
The illustrious conductor joins the LA Phil and guest pianist Yefim Bronfman for an all-Brahms program.
Violinist Carolin Widmann
August 26, 2021
Widmann joins guest conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen and the LA Phil to perform Weill’s Violin Concerto.
Dudamel Conducts Salonen; Salonen Conducts Stravinsky
August 19, 2021
A program conducted by two of the West Coast’s leading music directors.
Seong-Jin Cho Plays Rachmaninoff 2
August 12, 2021
Maestro Dudamel welcomes pianist Seong-Jin Cho for a performance of the major Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No. 2. Music by contemporary composer Thomas Adès rounds out the program.
Bullock & Bridges
August 5, 2021
Gustavo Dudamel conducts soprano Julia Bullock and mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges in performances of music by Barber and Lieberson.
Salonen, Beethoven, and Norman
July 29, 2021
Gustavo Dudamel, music director of the LA Phil, conducts music by Beethoven, Andrew Norman (in a world premiere performance), and Esa-Pekka Salonen, the music director of the SF Symphony.
Rhapsody in Blue
July 22, 2021
Pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet join Maestro Dudamel and the Phil to perform Gershwin’s seminal Rhapsody in Blue. Music by Copland and Robert Schumann completes the program.
Pianist Sergio Tiempo
July 15, 2021
Tiempo joins Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil to share a world premiere performance of Esteban Benzecry‘s Piano Concerto, “Universos infinitos,” an orchestra commission.
Two Pianists: Thibaudet & Wang
July 8, 2021
Jean-Yves Thibaudet takes the stage to perform Gershwin’s Concerto in F, then Yuja Wang appears to give a world premiere performance of an LA Phil commission by John Adams. Music by Beethoven and Jessie Montgomery rounds out the evening. Gustavo Dudamel conducts.
July 1, 2021
The star soprano joins Maestro Dudamel and the LA Phil to perform Mozart’s Exsultate, jubilate.
Tchaikovsky, Debussy, and Unsuk Chin
March 18, 2021
Violinist Patricia Kopatchinskaja joins conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla and the Los Angeles Philharmonic to perform Tchaikovsky’s famed Violin Concerto. Also featured is the world premiere performance of an LA Phil commission by Unsuk Chin.