Go Behind the Scenes: The Making of “At Home with Musicians of the LA Phil”

Our At Home with… series kicked off in March when the superstar conductor of the LA Phil, Gustavo Dudamel, hopped on Zoom with KUSC’s Brian Lauritzen to record a series of programs, each featuring Gustavo playing his selections and discussing why these personal music choices can bring calm, comfort, and inspiration as we all find ourselves spending more time at home. Since then, we’ve featured other guest hosts including conductor Esa-Pekka Salonen, composer John Adams, pianist Yuja Wang, conductor Thomas Wilkins, violinist Ray Chen, and pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet. Our latest series–airing Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29 6PM PT–features selections from Musicians of the LA Phil.

Scroll down to see some photos of their virtual recording sessions–and see which pieces of music they chose. Be sure to tune in to At Home with Musicians of the LA Phil Thursday, May 28, and Friday, May 29 6PM PT as they share their musical selections and their stories on Classical KUSC.


Martin Chalifour, Violin/Principal Concertmaster
Bach’s “Erbarme Dich” from St Matthew Passion


Akiko Tarumoto, Violin/Assistant Concertmaster
Beethoven’s Quartet in A minor


Ethan Bearman, Assistant Horn
John Williams’ Scherzo for Motorcycle and Orchestra and Raiders


Kazue Asawa McGregor, Librarian
Bartok’s Concerto for Orchestra


Bing Wang, Violin/Associate Concertmaster
The Intermezzo from Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana


David Allen Moore, Bass
Mozart’s Das Traumbild


Stacy Wetzel, First Violin
Haydn’s Cello Concerto No. 1


Carolyn Hove, Oboe
Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances


Gloria Lum, cello
Debussy’s La mer


Camille Avellano, First Violin
Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring