WFMT Orchestra Series

Including LA Philharmonic, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and more

Coming up in Summer 2023, we are delighted to announce the next orchestra partner in the newly launched WFMT Orchestra Series! Following the spring 2023 release of the San Francisco Symphony, we’re pleased to present a new season of the LA Philharmonic coming up in Summer 2023!

The WFMT Orchestra Series is a continuous, year-round series; however, since each orchestra partner has a year-long air window, you are able to air previous episodes at another time of year if you prefer.

Here are some highlights from the upcoming new season of the WFMT Orchestra Series for Summer Quarter 2023, featuring the LA Philharmonic:

  • Los Angeles Philharmonic starts the season by performing John Adams’ “I Still Dance” and Gustavo Dudamel conducting Mozart’s Concerto for Flute and Harp. Emmanuel Ceysson is featured on the harp playing Mozart’s Serenade No. 6, “Serenata notturna” (WOS 23-01/ LAP 23-01)
  • Gustavo Gimeno conducting Saint-Saëns’ Piano Concerto No. 5, “The Egyptian” with Javier Perianes on piano. The broadcast begins with the US premiere of Francisco Coll’s Aqua Cinerea (WOS 23-02/ LAP 23-02)
  • Helen Grime’s “Meditations on Joy”,” commissioned by the LA Philharmonic makes its world premiere broadcast. This episode also includes Simone Lamsma on violin performing Bruch’s Violin Concerto No. 1. Otto Tausk joins the performance conducting Brahms’ Symphony No. 3. (WOS 23-04/ LAP 23-04)
  • Zubin Mehta conducting Berlioz’s “Symphonie fantastique” with Sophia Burgos as the soprano and Sebastian Dolinar performing as the boy soprano (WOS 23-05/ LAP 23-05)
  • The LA Philharmonic performs Anna Clyne’s This Midnight Hour and Robert Schumann’s Piano Concerto featuring Sunwook Kim on piano. Tianyi Lu conducts this broadcast (WOS 23-08/ LAP 23-08)
  • Elim Chan conducts Thomas Adès’ Violin Concerto “Concentric Paths” and the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s new overture, commissioned by the LA Phil. The performance is featuring Leila Josefowicz on violin and Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 (WOS 23-09/ LAP 23-09)
  • Anna Thorvaldsdottir’s “Archora” receives its US premiere on this broadcast. The Los Angeles Philharmonic also performs Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4, featuring Pierre-Laurent Aimard on piano (WOS 23-11/ LAP 23-11)
  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Gabriella Smith’s “Lost Coast” in a world premiere performance commissioned by the LA Phil. Gabriel Cabezas on cello and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 7 Ellen Reid’s “West Coast Sky Eternal” on (WOS 23-12/ LAP 23-12)
  • Gustavo Dudamel conducts Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 27 featuring Mitsuko Uchida on piano and Mozart’s Symphony No. 41, “Jupiter” finish up this season of The Los Angeles Philharmonic broadcasts (WOS 23-13/ LAP 23-13)

Stay tuned for more information on the WFMT Orchestra Series’ fall presentation, the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra!

The WFMT Orchestra Series is a year-round series that combines LA Phil, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, and more. Each episode is intended to be broadcast the week it releases, but some exceptions can be made for stations that wish to air an orchestra later in the year. Contact us for details.




Category: Orchestras
Duration: 2-hour / 1:58:30
Frequency: 52-part
Availability: 07/04/2023 - 07/03/2024

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