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Classical KUSC 95.1Pacific Symphony’s official classical radio station, KUSC 91.5 FM broadcasts our Classical Series concerts to over half a million listeners in Southern and Central California. Popular radio personality Rich Capparela hosts the broadcasts, which include fascinating interviews with Music Director Carl St.Clair, guest artists and Symphony musicians.

The performances of our 2017-18 Classical Series will be broadcast Sundays at 7 p.m on KUSC 91.5 FM on the following dates:

Jan. 28, 2018:  BEETHOVEN'S FIFTH

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Greer Grimsley, bass-baritone (Wotan)

BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5
STRAUSS: Don Juan
WAGNER: "Wotan's Farewell" and "Magic Fire Music" from Die Walküre

Feb. 4, 2018:  MOZART & RACHMANINOFF

Rune Bergmann, conductor
Garrick Ohlsson, piano

PREVIN: Almost an Overture (West Coast premiere)
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 9, K. 271
RACHMANINOFF: Symphony No. 2

Feb. 11, 2018:  CATHEDRALS OF SOUND

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Norbertine Fathers of St. Michael’s Abbey
Clemens Prokop, visual design

BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 8

Feb. 18, 2018:  GERSHWIN'S CONCERTO

Anu Tali, guest conductor
Xiayin Wang, piano
 
SMETANA: The Moldau
GERSHWIN: Piano Concerto in F
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No. 7

Feb. 25, 2018:  BEETHOVEN'S VIOLIN CONCERTO

Michael Francis, guest conductor
Ray Chen, violin

BEETHOVEN: Violin Concerto
ELGAR: Symphony No. 1

March  4, 2018:  BRAHMS AND PROKOFIEV

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Alexander Romanovsky, piano

BRAHMS: Symphony No. 3
CHIHARA: Wild Wood (West Coast premiere)
PROKOFIEV: Piano Concerto No. 2

March 11, 2018:  THE MAGIC FLUTE

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Singers and stage director TBA
Pacific Chorale – Robert Istad, artistic director

MOZART: The Magic Flute
 

June 17, 2018:  PINCHAS ZUKERMAN*

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Pinchas Zukerman, violin

BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
MUSSORGSKY/RAVEL: Pictures at an Exhibition

June 24, 2018:   GLASS AND SHANKAR

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Anoushka Shankar, sitar
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director
Elissa Johnston, Sarada Devi
Christòpheren Nomura, “M”
Donovan Singletary, Dr. Sarkar
I-Chin Feinblatt, First Devotee
Nicholas Preston, Second Devotee

GLASS: Meetings along the Edge from Passages (based on a theme by Ravi Shankar)
SHANKAR: Sitar Concerto No. 3
GLASS: The Passion of Ramakrishna

July 1, 2018:   WATTS PLAYS BEETHOVEN

Carl St.Clair, conductor
André Watts, piano

BEETHOVEN: Piano Concerto No. 5, “Emperor”
SHOSTAKOVICH: Symphony No. 10

July 8, 2018:  RACH 2

Ben Gernon, guest conductor
Boris Giltburg, piano

PROKOFIEV: Russian Overture Op. 72
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 2
STRAVINSKY: Petrushka (1947 version)

July 15, 2018:  SOUNDS OF HOLLYWOOD

Carl St.Clair, conductor
James Newton Howard, composer and guest conductor
Anne Akiko Meyers, violin

HOWARD: Two Concert Pieces for Violin
LAURIDSEN: O Magnum Mysterium
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story

*This concert will also be broadcast live at 8 p.m. on March 17, 2018.

KUSC’s Classical Public Radio can be heard in 7 counties, from as far north as San Luis Obispo and as far south as the Mexican border.

KUSC-FM 91.5 - Los Angeles
KPSC-FM 88.5 - Palm Springs
KQSC-FM 88.7 - Santa Barbara

 
 

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