Classical KUSC is proud to partner with the LA Phil to present a series of summer concerts at the Hollywood Bowl. Join us all summer long as Gustavo Dudamel, the Phil, and superstar soloists bring you incredible music under the stars.
This week only, you can win tickets to see Ravel with Thibaudet! French and Russian music comes alive under the stars at the Hollywood Bowl on September 10th. Enter KUSC’s Big Ticket giveaway for your chance to win!
We asked KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen (the host of our SoCal Sunday Night: Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl broadcasts, which start on August 11th) what he was especially looking forward to at these concerts. See what’s coming up below.
Tuesday, August 27: Beethoven’s Ninth
As if Beethoven’s 9th isn’t enough reason to drop everything and run to the Bowl, consider this: a world premiere (this is the LA Phil, after all) by one of America’s most important composers, the Pulitzer Prize-winner Caroline Shaw, opens this program, conducted by Xian Zhang. Hear this broadcast on SoCal Sunday night on September 29th.
Tuesday, September 3: Stravinsky’s Petrushka
Outgoing music director of the Seattle Symphony, Ludovic Morlot leads a program of French music, which includes the ballet Petrushka, by Russian composer Igor Stravinsky, which was written for the Paris-based Ballets Russes.
Tuesday, September 10: Ravel with Thibaudet
She’s not yet 40, but already Eun Sun Kim is one of the premier conducting talents in the world, just named Principal Guest Conductor of Houston Grand Opera. She leads a program of mostly-French music, including Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G with Jean-Yves Thibaudet, and Debussy’s serene, yet scandalous ballet Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun. Hear this broadcast on SoCal Sunday night on October 13th.