Los Angeles Philharmonic forms broadcast partnership with U.K.’s Classic FM

Posted on: May 21, 2012

Friday (5/18) on the Los Angeles Times blog Culture Monster, Jamie Wetherbe reports, “The Los Angeles Philharmonic will launch its first international radio broadcast partnership with England’s largest classical music station. The agreement with Classic FM announced Friday includes a 14-part concert series of recorded concerts under the name ‘Live with the L.A. Phil,’ broadcast Fridays starting June 1. The series, which also will include interviews with featured soloists, will be online at Classicfm.com for U.K. listeners only. The series will kick off with a concert conducted by L.A. Phil music director Gustavo Dudamel featuring Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture, Violin Concerto with soloist Janine Jansen and Symphony No. 3, ‘Scottish.’ All the concerts were recorded at Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, except the Mahler Symphony No. 8 concert recorded in Caracas, Venezuela, and performed by the L.A. Phil. … The agreement with the L.A. Phil is the first overseas partnership of this nature in the radio station’s 20-year history.”

Posted May 21, 2012