- KPBS-FM (89.5), the local National Public Radio affiliate, will broadcast the second half of the Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra's 1987-1988 concert series on Sundays at 2 p.m., starting this Sunday.
Philharmonic music director Andre Previn will conduct most of the concerts, but others will feature such guest conductors as early music specialist Christopher Hogwood and contemporary Polish composer Witold Lutoslawski.
Guest artists include pianists Leon Fleisher, Emanuel Ax, Peter Serkin and Vladimir Ashkenazy; violinists Itzhak Perlman and Anne-Sophie Mutter, and sopranos Emma Kirkby and Elisabeth Soderstrom.
Musical highlights of the season include the American premiere of Previn's Piano Concerto, performed by Ashkenazy; a performance of Sir Michael Tippett's seldom-played Piano Concerto; and several unusual programs juxtaposing classical with modern compositions. Among the latter is a program hosted by guest conductor Simon Rattle, in which all three of Beethoven's "Leonore" overtures are interwoven with compositions by Stravinsky.
The series' opener, conducted by Previn, will feature performances of Brahms' Symphony No. 4 in E Minor, Op. 98, and Shostakovich's Symphony No. 10 in E Minor, Op. 93.