LISTEN ON THE RADIO

Pacific Symphony’s official classical radio station, Classical California KUSC is part of the most-listened-to network of classical music radio stations in America, serving more than 900,000 listeners each week from Nothern California to the Mexican border. 

Popular radio personality Rich Capparela hosts the Pacific Symphony broadcasts, which include fascinating interviews with Music Director Carl St.Clair, guest artists and Symphony musicians.

The performances are broadcast Sundays at 7 p.m on KUSC 91.5 FM.

2021-22 Broadcast Schedule

7/10/22Tchaikovsky’s Violin Concerto
7/17/22Beethoven & Rachmaninoff
7/24/22Saint-Saens’ Organ Symphony
7/31/22Verdi’s Otello
8/7/22 Yang Plays Rachmaninoff
8/14/22Mozart & Salieri
8/21/22Beethoven’s Piano Concertos
8/28/22Mozart & Mahler


Classical California KUSC
, located in downtown Los Angeles, serves communities throughout Southern California:

91.5 FM in Los Angeles and Orange County
88.5 FM in Palm Springs
91.1 FM in Thousand Oaks
93.7 FM in Santa Barbara
99.7 FM in Morro Bay/San Luis Obispo

Classical California KDFC, located in downtown San Francisco, serves the Bay area and other communities in Northern California:

90.3 FM in San Francisco
104.9 FM in San Jose
89.9 FM in Napa Wine Country
103.9 FM in Monterey
92.5 FM in Ukiah.

Listeners can also hear these stations streaming at  kusc.orgkdfc.com and on their smartphone apps.

Bernstein, Made for TV

The importance of Leonard Bernstein will be discussed again and again this year, the centennial of his birth. The multitalented musician can be a little hard to pin down, though, because he did so many things so well (and not as well as he wanted to do). In the podcast below, Bernstein’s talent as an educator is cogently considered, specifically as host of the Young People’s Concerts at the New York Philharmonic, broadcast on CBS television from 1958-1972. From Sara Fishko at WYNC.

Radio: ‘On stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’

A radio piece, in which I am interviewed, about what it sounds like on stage playing in a symphony orchestra. Gideon Brower produced.

On stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Public Radio International, Studio 360, Sept. 21, 2017.