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Music Director Dudamel and Producer Lauritzen Provide Fresh Perspective


August 9, 2010
Contact: Gail Eichenthal
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Los Angeles – Did you miss any of Gustavo Dudamel’s greatly acclaimed conducting appearances at the Hollywood Bowl? Including his U.S. opera debut with Bizet’s Carmen. Classical KUSC’s Hollywood Bowl Broadcasts are your second chance to hear concerts you may have missed. And if you listen to the broadcasts on KUSC, you hear the voice of yet another rising young classical music star, the station’s producer Brian Lauritzen.

Brian, a professional cellist, is as likely to be performing at a rock club as a Baroque chamber concert. He has played at Hollywood’s Hotel Café and been in the pit for Lyric Opera of Los Angeles’ performance of Wagner’s Die Feen.

“Brian has been KUSC’s producer since September, 2008,” said President Brenda Barnes. “And while the talented Dudamel is known for having accomplished so much by such a young age, Brian is actually more than a year younger than the Music Director. As host of the Bowl broadcasts he brings with him a fresh, yet knowledgeable presentation that I think all our listeners will appreciate.”

KUSC Program Director Gail Eichenthal, who hosted LA Philharmonic radio broadcasts for nearly thirty years, also praised the talents of her successor. “The LA Philharmonic radio broadcasts are immeasurably enhanced by Brian’s passion for music, his wonderfully quirky sense of humor and his fine writing.”

Lauritzen came to KUSC from WSMC, the classical public radio station in Chattanooga, Tenn., where he was music director, host and producer of Chattanooga Symphony and Opera concert broadcasts. Remarkably, he was also, at the same time, a member of the Chattanooga Symphony’s cello section. A graduate of Southern Adventist University Lauritzen spent a summer as an intern in the Music Unit of National Public Radio working on such programs as Performance Today, SymphonyCast, and Creators at Carnegie.

KUSC’s Hollywood Bowl broadcasts air Saturdays at 2pm from August 7, 2010 through October 9, 2010.


Classical KUSC is one of the largest and most listened to non-profit classical music stations in the country. KUSC is dedicated to preserving classical music as a living art. Located in downtown Los Angeles, Classical KUSC uses digital transmission technology to broadcast commercial-free uninterrupted classical performances. The non-profit, listener-supported station has been broadcasting for over 60 years. The station is a broadcast service of the University of Southern California at 91.5(FM) in Los Angeles; 88.5 KPSC in Palm Springs; 91.l KDSC in Thousand Oaks, 88.7 KQSC in Santa Barbara, and 99.7 KESC in Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo. For more information, please visit
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