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The Los Angeles Philharmonic and Classical KUSC continue their annual radio broadcast partnership, reaching listeners across Southern and Central California. The 2021-22 broadcast series features audio recordings from both seasons of Sound/Stage – the LA Phil’s online collection of concerts and conversations – as well as hand-picked selections of previously broadcast performances. The orchestra is paired with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors, showcasing an eclectic repertoire that includes world premieres from composers John Adams, Thomas Adès, Esteban Benzecry, Andrew Norman, Steve Reich, Esa-Pekka Salonen, and Unsuk Chin.

The first concert in the 2021-22 broadcast series will air locally on KUSC’s SoCal Sunday Night program, the station’s weekly local concert spotlight, on Sunday, June 13, 2021, at 7pm, and features Music & Artistic Director Gustavo Dudamel leading the Los Angeles Philharmonic and soprano Nadine Sierra in a program of Mozart and Brahms.

2021/22 Schedule of Broadcasts
SoCal Sundays at 7pm on Classical KUSC

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KUSC air date:  June 13, 2021 
WFMT release date:  June 22, 2021 
Record dates: November 7-8, 2020 (Mozart); May 11-12, 2019 (Mozart); January 26 & 28, 2018 (Brahms)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Nadine Sierra, soprano 

MOZART  Exsultate, jubilate 
MOZART  Symphony No. 41, Jupiter”
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 1 


KUSC air date:  June 20, 2021 
WFMT release date:  June 29, 2021 
Record dates: August 2 & 6, 2020 (Montgomery, Beethoven); October 4-5, 2019 (Gershwin); March 9-10, 2019 (Adams)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano*
Yuja Wang, piano**
 

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 


KUSC air date:  June 27, 2021 
WFMT release date:  July 6, 2021 
Record dates: October 12-13, 2019 (Chávez, Copland); November 7, 2020 (Adams)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Sergio Tiempo, piano*
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano**
Vicki Ray, piano**
Elissa Johnston, soprano**
Holly Sedillos, soprano**
Kristen Toedtman, mezzo-soprano** 

CHÁVEZ  Symphony No. 2, “Sinfonía India”
Esteban BENZECRY  Piano Concerto, “Universos infinitos” (world premiere, LA Phil commission)* 
COPLAND  Fanfare for the Common Man
COPLAND
  Rodeo 
John ADAMS  Grand Pianola Music** 


KUSC air date: July 4, 2021 
WFMT release date:  July 13, 2021 
Record dates: November 7-8, 2020 (Copland, Saint-Saëns); May 19-20, 2018 (Schumann)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor  
Yuja Wang, piano 
David Fung, piano 

COPLAND  Appalachian Spring Suite (chamber version) 
SAINT-SAËNS  The Carnival of the Animals 
SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 2 


KUSC air date:  July 11, 2021 
WFMT release date:  July 20, 2021 
Record dates:  October 4-7, 2018 

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor  
Martin Chalifour, violin 
Robert deMaine, cello 
Joanne Pearce Martin, piano 

Esa-Pekka SALONEN  LA Variations 
BEETHOVEN  Triple Concerto 
Andrew NORMAN  Sustain (world premiere, LA Phil commission) 


KUSC air date:  July 18, 2021 
WFMT release date:  July 27, 2021 
Record dates: October 4-5, 2019 (Barber); August 2 & 6, 2020 (Lieberson, Mahler); March 9-10, 2019 (Mahler)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor  
Julia Bullock, soprano* 
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano** 

BARBER  Knoxville: Summer of 1915* 
LIEBERSON  “Amor mío, si muero y tú no mueres” from Neruda Songs**
MAHLER 
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5 
MAHLER  Symphony No. 1 


KUSC AIR DATE:  July 25, 2021 
WFMT RELEASE DATE:  August 3, 2021 
Record dates: August 6, 2020 (Adès); May 11-12, 2019 (Adès); November 30 & December 1, 2019 (Rachmaninoff)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Seong-Jin Cho, piano 

Thomas ADÈS  Dawn 
Thomas ADÈS  Inferno (world premiere, LA Phil commission) 
RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2 


KUSC air date: August 1, 2021 
WFMT release date:  August 10, 2021 
Record dates: April 14-15, 2018 (Salonen); April 12-13, 2019 (Stravinsky)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor* 
Esa-Pekka Salonen, conductor** 

Esa-Pekka SALONEN  Pollux (world premiere, LA Phil commission)* 
STRAVINSKY  Funeral Song** 
STRAVINSKY  Agon** 
STRAVINSKY  The Rite of Spring** 


KUSC air date:  August 8, 2021 
WFMT release date:  August 17, 2021 
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 


KUSC air date:  August 15, 2021 
WFMT release date:  August 24, 2021 
Record dates:  December 15-16, 2018 

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Zubin Mehta, conductor 
Yefim Bronfman, piano 

BRAHMS  Piano Concerto No. 2 
BRAHMS  Symphony No. 2 


KUSC air date:  August 22, 2021 
WFMT release date:  August 31, 2021 
Record dates:  December 7-8, 2019 (Knussen); November 3-4, 2018 (Reich, Mahler)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Susanna Mälkki, conductor 
Leila Josefowicz, violin 

KNUSSEN  Flourish with Fireworks 
KNUSSEN  Violin Concerto 
Steve REICH  Music for Ensemble and Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission) 
MAHLER  Symphony No. 5 


 

KUSC air date:  August 29, 2021 
WFMT release date:  September 7, 2021 
Record dates:  February 6-7, 2019 (Saint-Saëns); April 6-7, 2019 (Debussy, Chin, Tchaikovsky)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Elim Chan, conductor* 
Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla, conductor** 
Ray Chen, violin+ 
Patricia Kopatchinskaja, violin++ 

SAINT-SAËNS  Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso*/+ 
RAVEL  Boléro*  
DEBUSSY  La mer** 
Unsuk CHIN  SPIRA - A Concerto for Orchestra (world premiere, LA Phil commission)** 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Violin Concerto**/++ 


KUSC air date:  September 5, 2021 
WFMT release date:  September 14, 2021 
Record dates:  December 1, 2018 (Tchaikovsky symphony); December 14-15, 2019 (Tchaikovsky concerto)

Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor
Daniil Trifonov, piano

TCHAIKOVSKY  Piano Concerto No. 1
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 6, Pathétique


KUSC air date:  September 12, 2021 
Record date:  July 22, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Enluis Montes Olivar, conductor 
Lukáš Vondráček, piano 
 
CASTELLANOS  Santa Cruz de Pacairigua 
RACHMANINOFF  Piano Concerto No. 2 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 2, “Little Russian”


KUSC air date:  September 19, 2021 
Record date:  August 5, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gemma New, conductor 
Behzod Abduraimov, piano 
 
Sarah GIBSON  warp & weft 
BEETHOVEN  Piano Concerto No. 1 
R. SCHUMANN  Symphony No. 3, “Rhenish” 


KUSC air date:  September 26, 2021 
Record date:  August 10, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Jean-Yves Thibaudet, piano 
John Holiday, countertenor 
 
GERSHWIN  Cuban Overture 
GERSHWIN  Rhapsody in Blue  
GERSHWIN  Songs: 
   “I Got Rhythm”  
   “Summertime”  
   “They Can't Take That Away From Me”  
   “Someone to Watch Over Me” 
GERSHWIN  An American in Paris 


KUSC air date:  October 3, 2021 
Record date:  August 12, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Randall Goosby, violin 
 
Adolphus HAILSTORK  An American Port of Call 
BOLOGNE (CHEVALIER DE SAINT-GEORGES)  Violin Concerto No. 9  
DVOŘÁK  Symphony No. 9, “From the New World” 


KUSC air date:  October 10, 2021 
Record date:  August 17, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Sheku Kanneh-Mason, cello 
 
GRIEG  Peer Gynt Suite No. 1 
ELGAR  Cello Concerto  
ELGAR  Enigma Variations 


KUSC air date:  October 17, 2021 
Record date:  August 19, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
María Dueñas, violin 
Robert deMaine, cello 
Sergio Tiempo, piano 
Isabel Leonard, mezzo-soprano 
 
BEETHOVEN  Triple Concerto 
FALLA  The Three-Cornered Hat 


KUSC air date:  October 24, 2021 
Record date:  August 24, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin 
 
VILLA-LOBOS  Prelude from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 
Arturo MÁRQUEZ  Fandango (world premiere, LA Phil commission) 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 


KUSC air date:  October 31, 2021 
Record date:  August 26, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Karen Gomyo, violin 
 
VILLA-LOBOS  Prelude from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 4 
PIAZZOLLA  Four Seasons of Buenos Aires 
TCHAIKOVSKY  Symphony No. 5 


KUSC air date:  November 7, 2021 
Record date:  August 31, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Paolo Bortolameolli, conductor 
Ray Chen, violin 
 
Carlos SIMON  Fate Now Conquers 
MENDELSSOHN  Violin Concerto 
BEETHOVEN  Symphony No. 5 


KUSC air date:  November 14, 2021 
Record date:  September 28, 2021 
 
Los Angeles Philharmonic 
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor 
Martin Chalifour, violin 
Teng Li, viola 
 
MOZART  Symphony No. 25 
MOZART  Sinfonia concertante  
MOZART  Symphony No. 40