This December, tune into a special series on SoCal Sunday Night featuring KUSC’s Sounds of the Season. See the schedule below.

Sunday, December 2 | 7 pm
Candles Burning Brightly – Mindy Ratner hosts this 2017 encore celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “Candles Burning Brightly” explores the meaning and traditions of Chanukah, including holiday foods and Sephardic and Ashkenazi music.

Sunday, December 2 | 8 pm
Hollywood Holiday – Saturday Cinema host Lynne Warfel presents an hour-long musical retrospective of some of Hollywood’s most cherished Christmas-themed movies.

Sunday, December 9 | 7 pm
Carols and Cheer – Host Scott Blankenship reviews his favorite carols this holiday season. Audiences will love singing along as he shares his top picks for the Christmas season, performed by today’s leading artists and ensembles.

Sunday, December 9 | 8 pm
Welcome Christmas! – New for 2018, “Welcome Christmas!” is a perennial Christmas favorite from VocalEssence, one of the world’s premier choral ensembles. Join host John Birge for an hour of traditional carols and new discoveries, including the world premiere of two carols from the annual Christmas Carol Contest.

Sunday, December 16 | 7-9 pm
St. Olaf Christmas Festival – This service in song and word has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. Host Valerie Kahler shares the sights and sounds of this choral favorite.

Sunday, December 23 | 7 pm
All is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas – Lynne Warfel hosts an hour of gorgeous, contemplative choral music that tells the traditional Christmas story with songs about angels, the star and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cantus, Chanticleer, Cambridge Singers, Bryn Terfel, Emma Kirkby, Jessye Norman, and a variety of choirs.

Sunday, December 23 | 8 pm
A Chanticleer Christmas – This unique, one-hour program of holiday music is presented live in concert by Chanticleer. Hear why this superb 12-man ensemble is known as “an orchestra of voices,” as they perform holiday classics and new favorites, with choral commentary by host Brian Newhouse.

Previously on SoCal Sunday Night: Brian Lauritzen hosts a concert recording of the 2018 Golden Bridge Festival, which featured music by William Byrd, Thomas Morley, Orlando Gibbons, and Thomas Tallis. Four California-based composers were commissioned to create contemporary reflections on those pieces and this performance features those world premieres by Reena Esmail, Ariel Quintana, Dale Trumbore, and Matthew Brown. Morten Lauridsen is a special guest who joins the ensemble for a performance of his Chansons des Roses. See the complete playlist below.

Sunday, November 25th

Thomas Weelkes: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Ariel Quintana: Gloria in Excelsis Deo
Thomas Tallis: If Ye Love Me
Dale Trumbore: I Was Born
Thomas Tallis: O Sacrum Convivium
Steven Stucky: O Sacrum Convivium
Tomás Luis de Victoria: O Vos Omnes
Reena Esmail: When the Violin
Thomas Morley: Fyer, Fyer!
Matthew Brown: Burned
Orlando Gibbons: Sweet is the Rose
Morten Lauridsen: Les Chansons des Roses (En Une Seule Fleur; Contre Qui, Rose; Dirait-on)

Previously on SoCal Sunday Night: a new broadcast series from the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra with your host Alan Chapman. See the schedule below.

Sunday, September 30
Mozart & Beethoven

Karina Canellakis, conductor
David Fray, piano

DAI FUJIKURA Secret Forest
MOZART Piano Concerto No.24 in C minor, K.491
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.2 in D major

Sunday, October 7
Kahane plays Mozart

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor & piano

MOZART Piano Concerto No.27 in Bb major
SCHUBERT Symphony No.9 in C “The Great”
J. STRAUSS II ENCORE: Die Fledermaus Overture

Sunday, October 14
Mozart to Marimba

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Richard Goode, piano
Wade Culbreath, marimba

TIMO ANDRES Word of Mouth (West Coast premiere)
MOZART Piano Concerto No.18 in B-flat major, K.456
EMMANUEL SÉJOURNÉ Concerto for Marimba and Strings
HAYDN Symphony No. 88 in G major

Sunday, October 21
Beethoven “Eroica”

Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Henning Kraggerud, soloist

SIBELIUS Six Humoresques
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.3 in E-flat major “Eroica”

Sunday, October 28
7 Deadly Sins

Jeffrey Kahane, conductor
Daniel Hope, violin
Storm Large, vocalist
Hudson Shad, vocal quartet

WEILL, arr, PAUL BATEMAN “Song-Suite for Violin and Orchestra”
BRUCE ADOLPHE Violin Concerto “I Will Not Remain Silent”
WEILL/BRECHT The Seven Deadly Sins

Sunday, November 4

Margaret Batjer, violin & leader
Mahan Esfahani, harpsichord

BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.1 in F major, BWV 1046
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major, BWV 1048
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.5 in D major, BWV 1050
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.6 in B-flat major, BWV 1051
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.4 in G major, BWV 1049
BACH Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F major, BWV 1047

Sunday, November 11
Ravel & Beethoven

Matthias Pintscher, conductor

FAURÉ Pavane, Op.50
SCHOENBERG Chamber Symphony No.2, Op.38
RAVEL Ma mère l’Oye (“Mother Goose”)
BEETHOVEN Symphony No.8 in F major, Op.93

Sunday, November 18
Bell plays Bernstein

Jaime Martín, conductor
Joshua Bell, violin

MOZART Overture from The Abduction from the Seraglio
BERNSTEIN Serenade (after Plato’s Symposium)
BRAHMS Serenade No.1 in D major, Op.11