SoCal Sunday Night

Each Sunday Night, we bring you concert broadcasts recorded live from venues across Southern California. Look forward to outstanding performances from the LA Phil, Pacific Symphony, LACO, Thornton School of Music, and more! Scroll down to listen to any on demand performances that are available!
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Upcoming broadcasts

June 16: LA Phil at WDCH: The Labèques, Muhly, and Dessner

Sister pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque are known for their deep artistic interpretations of everything from Mozart to Stravinsky and creative collaborations with composers that have “transformed the piano duo” (The New York Times). The Labèques bring two piano concertos they previously premiered by like-minded composers who are as at home in concert halls as they are in indie rock clubs: Nico Muhly and Bryce Dessner. Toronto Symphony Orchestra Music Director Gustavo Gimeno leads the LA Phil in Prokofiev’s vivid scoring of Shakespeare’s story of forbidden love and warring Montagues and Capulets.

June 23: LA Phil at WDCH: Bartók and Brahms

Grammy Award-winning violinist Nicola Benedetti, whose playing “combines soaring lyrical sweetness with muscular confidence” (The Guardian), breathes new life into Brahms’ Violin Concerto. Alternating between serene moods and a rousing display of fun, the famed concerto embodies the Viennese spirit while putting Brahms’ playful side on full display. Karina Canellakis leads Bartók’s Concerto for Orchestra, universally praised for its rich themes and thematic dominance.

June 30: LA Phil at WDCH: Dudamel Leads Mozart and Strauss

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil lead Strauss’ Don Quixote, an epic tone poem that pits the infamous “Man of La Mancha” against a flurry of windmills and wizards, featuring LA Phil Principal Cello and Principal Viola Robert deMaine and Teng Li as soloists. Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 9 is the composer at the top of his game, a piece that flipped conventional baroque traditions on its head by shining a clear spotlight on the soloist, highlighted here by leading Mozart interpreter Maria João Pires.

Recent broadcasts

LA Phil at WDCH: June 9 - Part 1

June 9: LA Phil at WDCH: Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Camile Saint-Saëns’ adventurous, final symphony has been engrained in popular culture, with themes from its memorable triumphant last movement appearing in pop songs and as the main theme in the film Babe. Dedicated to Franz Liszt, the “Organ” symphony led fellow composer Charles Gounod to hail Saint-Saëns as “the French Beethoven.” LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour leads Maurice Ravel’s virtuosic violin showpiece, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée teams up again with acclaimed composer Jonathan Bailey Holland for a world premiere symphony.

LA Phil at WDCH: June 9 - Part 2

June 9: LA Phil at WDCH: Saint-Saëns’ Organ Symphony

Camile Saint-Saëns’ adventurous, final symphony has been engrained in popular culture, with themes from its memorable triumphant last movement appearing in pop songs and as the main theme in the film Babe. Dedicated to Franz Liszt, the “Organ” symphony led fellow composer Charles Gounod to hail Saint-Saëns as “the French Beethoven.” LA Phil Principal Concertmaster Martin Chalifour leads Maurice Ravel’s virtuosic violin showpiece, and Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra Music Director Louis Langrée teams up again with acclaimed composer Jonathan Bailey Holland for a world premiere symphony.