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.
Evening Music with Lara Downes
Lara Downes hosts a nightly program featuring classical music spanning centuries and styles, specially chosen and explored to reveal unique insights and context.
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 June and July, 10am
Catch LA Opera On-Air with KUSC’s resident opera expert Jennifer Miller Hammel, Saturdays at 10AM, this June and July. 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 Hammel weekday mornings for a blend of music that’s calming and inspiring, tailor-made to start your day. There’s the Classical California Morning Shout-Out at 7:15, the Mystery in History at 7:45, and 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.
Saturday Morning Car Tune
Saturdays at 8:15am [repeat at 3:15pm]
Solomon Reynolds tosses you inside the orchestra pit for a deep dive into classical music and orchestral instruments. Why does the viola play second fiddle to the violin? Where are some surprising places to hear the bassoon? What even is a clarinet? This fun and funky feature is approximately 5 minutes and perfect for families en route to Saturday activities.
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.