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.
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.
From the Top
Hear the future of classical music on this award-winning program that features the country’s most talented teenaged musicians.
The Great Escape
Whether you need that musical deep breath as you hit the roadways, or need to push the musical reset button, The Great Escape at 5 will help you transition from the workday to the rest of your day. Make a request today!
LA Opera On Air
Saturdays in May and June, 10am
Catch LA Opera On-Air with KUSC’s resident opera expert Jennifer Miller Hammel, 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.
The Morning Show
Weekdays, 6-9 am
Join Jennifer Miller Hammelweekday mornings for a blend of music that’s calming and inspiring, tailor-made to start your day. Hop aboard the Off-to-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.
The Opera Show
Jennifer Miller Hammel 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.
Play On, California!
Weekdays 12PM – 1PM
“Play On, California!” is our noontime spotlight on the great musicians from our Golden State. From San Diego to Sacramento and from the LA Phil to the San Francisco Symphony, we have a goldmine of local musical talent across our state. So, each weekday at noon, join Dianne Nicolini for homegrown favorites. 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.