A Joyful Noise
Start your Sunday mornings with a balm for your spirit. A Joyful Noise explores the vast choral tradition that has soothed souls and fed spirits for centuries. Each week, Brian Lauritzen brings you works spanning a millennium, from Gregorian chant to pieces written in our own time, and plenty in between.
A Musical Offering
The Baroque period, from the innovations of Monteverdi to the mastery of J.S. Bach, marks the beginning of “modern” music. Hosted by Alan Chapman, this two-hour weekly program offers splendid performances of this rich repertoire.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at approx. 8:40am, 11:40am, and 5:40pm
Every Arts Alive brings you a taste of something exciting happening in the arts over the radio. From the Central Coast to San Diego, from Santa Monica to Palm Springs, there are fascinating people creating incredible art and performances. And we’re covering those experiences on Arts Alive. When you’re in the mood for a little more, like a longer version of an interview, more Arts Alive coverage is available online on the Arts Alive Blog and Arts Alive Podcast. Please note: Arts Alive is temporarily on haitus.
The Evening Program
Jim Svejda delights Classical KUSC listeners with his witty, meticulously crafted essays on diverse composers, conductors and artists — as well as his commentary on a wide range of other subjects that attract his musical fancy. See what Jim has planned.
From the Top
From the Top is hosted by Christopher O’Riley and celebrates the passion, dedication and personal stories of the nation’s outstanding young classical musicians. Through entertaining live events and outreach programs, these performers inspire the pursuit of excellence and encourage participation in the arts as an integral part of a vibrant and civil society.
KUSC at the Beach
The afternoon show with Rich has always been a great way to wind down after a busy day. A classical show with a beach frame of mind is especially relaxing. Tune in Fridays, and find out for yourself. And, let Rich know what you’d like to hear on KUSC at the Beach.
LA Opera On Air
Saturdays in May and June, 10am
Catch LA Opera On-Air with KUSC’s resident opera expert Jennifer Miller, Saturdays at 10AM, May and June each year. Tune in as Jennifer takes you through some of LA Opera’s most exciting productions. See what’s coming up.
Saturday mornings, December through May, 10am
KUSC is home to The Metropolitan Opera broadcast, featuring full-length productions of the latest the Met has to offer, each Saturday morning from December through May. See what’s coming up.
Modern Times explores the vast repertoire of the last hundred years, with special attention to music of the last few decades. See what’s coming up.
The Morning Show
Weekdays, 6-8 am
Join Jennifer Miller weekday mornings for a blend of music that’s calming and inspiring, tailor-made to start your day. Hop aboard the Out-of-School Request at 7:15 and tests your wits with the Morning Mindbender quiz at 7:45. Kick-off your mornings with a nourishing breakfast of classical music favorites that’ll even help you look forward to the commute.
Weekdays at 7:15 am
Jennifer Miller invites kids and adults to make an Out-of-School request and start the day off on the right note. Jennifer will play a request each weekday at 7:15 am, so get your request in now!
The Opera Show
Jennifer Miller takes you to the opera stage, whether you’re a newbie or veteran of the opera world. She takes listeners on a deeper dive into the characters, melodies, performers, composers, and all the drama that has graced the stage for centuries. With a discovery or two along the way.
Weekdays 12PM – 1PM
Welcome to Play On: A daily update on how musicians here in the Golden State are keeping the music playing while they’re sheltering in place. While the concert halls are dark, tune in weekdays at noon as we shine the spotlight on our great California musicians. Learn more on the Play On, California! blog.
The Record Shelf
Let host Jim Svejda guide you through the best classical recordings on “The Record Shelf.” Each week he reviews classical recordings with a passion and insight only he can provide. You’ll gain a deeper appreciation of classical music as you absorb his irreverent, selective and highly opinionated views of classical CDs. See a list of upcoming programs.
Requests with Dianne Nicolini
Weekdays, 12pm – 3pm
Join Dianne Nicolini each weekday for listener requests from across California and around the world! Let Dianne know what you’d like to hear!
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, and more! Check out the schedule.