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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching listeners across Southern and Central California. Concerts recorded during the LA Phil’s 2019/20 season feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors, and an eclectic repertoire including the world premiere of Esteban Benzecry’s piano concerto, “Universos infinitos.”

The first concert in the 2020 broadcast series will air locally on KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night program, the station’s weekly local concert spotlight, on Sunday, April 26, 2020, at 7pm, and features Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the LA Phil, pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and soprano Julia Bullock in a program of Barber, Gershwin, Previn and Copland.

2020 Schedule of Broadcasts
SoCal Sundays at 7pm on Classical KUSC

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KUSC air date: April 26, 2020 at 7pm
Record dates: October 4 & 5, 2019

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano  
Julia Bullock, soprano 
 
BARBER  Knoxville: Summer of 1915 
GERSHWIN  Concerto in F 
PREVIN  Can Spring Be Far Behind? 
COPLAND  Appalachian Spring Suite  



KUSC air date: May 3, 2020 at 7pm

Record dates: October 12 & 13, 2019
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Sergio Tiempo, piano 
 
CHAVEZ  Symphony No. 2 (“Sinfonía India”) 
Esteban BENZECRY  Piano Concerto, “Universos infinitos” (world premiere, LA Phil commission) 
COPLAND  Fanfare for the Common Man 
COPLAND  Rodeo 



KUSC air date: May 10, 2020 at 7pm
Record dates: November 30 & December 1, 2019
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Seong-Jin Cho, piano 
 
RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2 
STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring  



KUSC air date: May 17, 2020 at 7pm
Record dates: December 7 & 8, 2019
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Susanna Mälkki, conductor  
Leila Josefowicz, violin 
 
KNUSSEN  Flourish with Fireworks 
KNUSSEN  Violin Concerto 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”  



KUSC air date: May 24, 2020 at 7pm
Record dates: December 14 & 15, 2019
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor  
Daniil Trifonov, piano 
 
RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Dubinushka, Op. 62 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1 
COPLAND  Symphony No. 3 


 

KUSC air date: May 31, 2020 at 7pm
Record dates: January 4 & 5, 2020
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Zubin Mehta, conductor 
Chen Reiss, soprano 
Mihoko Fujimura, mezzo-soprano  
Los Angeles Master Chorale 
 
MAHLER  Symphony No. 2, “Resurrection” 



KUSC air date: June 7, 2020 at 7pm
Record dates: January 16 & 17, 2020
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Emmanuelle Haïm, conductor 
Martin Chalifour, violin 
Jarrett Ott, baritone 
Sandrine Piau, soprano 
Michael Sponseller, harpsichord 
Lucas Harris, lutenist 
 
BACH  Violin Concerto in G minor, BWV 1056R 
TELEMANN  Violin Concerto in A, “The Frogs,” TWV 51:A4   
HANDEL  Apollo and Daphne 



KUSC air date: June 14, 2020 at 7pm

Record dates: January 25 & 26, 2020
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Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Nathalie Stutzmann, conductor 
Emanuel Ax, piano 
 
BEETHOVEN  Coriolan Overture  
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 3 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5 


 
KUSC air date: June 21, 2020  at 7pm
Record dates: February 8 & 9, 2020 

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor 
Carolin Widmann, violin 
 
HINDEMITH  Rag Time (on a theme of J.S. Bach) 
WEILL  Violin Concerto 
BACH (arr. Schoenberg)  Two Chorale Preludes 
     “Schmücke dich, o liebe Seele,” BWV 654 
     “Komm, Gott Schöpfer, heiliger Geist,” BWV 667 
HINDEMITH  Symphony: Mathis der Maler