LA Phil Announces 2012 Radio Broadcasts
With an audience of nearly one million listeners, the radio broadcasts by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and radio station KUSC just kicked off the 2012 season. The 14 concerts, recorded during the LA Phil’s 2011–12 season, feature the orchestra with an impressive roster of guest artists and conductors.
The series launched April 1 with LA Phil Music Director Gustavo Dudamel and violinist Janine Jansen presenting Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Violin Concerto, and Symphony No. 3 (“Scottish”).
Other series highlights include performances by noted soloists: violinist Leila Josefowicz; cellists Johannes Moser and Ralph Kirshbaum. Guest conductors include James Conlon, Semyon Bychkov, Neeme Järvi, John Adams, Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, and Sir Simon Rattle. The series includes a broadcast of the world premiere of Shostakovich’s Prologue to Orango (orchestration by Gerard McBurney) conducted by LA Phil Conductor Laureate Esa-Pekka Salonen.
The April 15 show will feature Johannes Moser on electric cello, with the broadcast including performances of John Adams’ “Short Ride in a Fast Machine,” a world premiere of Enrico Chapela’s “Magnetar,” and Prokofiev’s Symphony No. 5.