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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 2018-19 Classical Series will be broadcast Sundays at 7 p.m on KUSC 91.5 FM on the following dates:

Feb. 3, 2019:  RACH 3 & BOLÉRO

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Olga Kern, piano
Dennis Kim, violin
Meredith Crawford, viola
Pacific Symphony

TICHELI: Shooting Stars
RACHMANINOFF: Piano Concerto No. 3
MOZART: Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola
RAVEL: Boléro 

Feb. 10, 2019:  BERNSTEIN @ 100

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Augustin Hadelich, violin
Celena Shafer, soprano
Joseph Morris, clarinet
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director

BERNSTEIN: Prelude, Fugue, and Riffs for Solo Clarinet & Jazz Ensemble
BERNSTEIN: Serenade (After Plato's Symposium)
BERNSTEIN: Chichester Psalms for Chorus and Orchestra
BERNSTEIN: Selections from Candide and more
"Greeting" from Arias and Barcarolles
"Little Smary" from Arias and Barcarolles
"A Little Bit in Love" from Wonderful Town
"Glitter and Be Gay" from Candide
"Make Our Garden Grow" from Candide


Rune Bergmann, guest conductor
Philippe Quint, violin

MOZART: Overture to Don Giovanni
TCHAIKOVSKY: Violin Concerto
NIELSEN: Symphony No. 4, “The Inextinguishable”


Carl St.Clair, conductor
Markus Groh, piano

BRAHMS: Piano Concerto No. 2
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
TCHAIKOVSKY/ELLINGTON: Suite from The Nutcracker 


David Danzmayr, guest conductor
Gabriela Martinez, piano

MUSSORGSKY:  Night on Bald Mountain
CHOPIN: Piano Concerto No. 1
PROKOFIEV: Symphony No. 7

March  10, 2019:  SCHEHERAZADE

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Leonard Elschenbroich, cello

BERNSTEIN: Slava! A Political Overture
SHOSTAKOVICH: Cello Concerto No. 1

March 17, 2019:  MADAME BUTTERFLY

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Eric Einhorn, stage director
Cameron Anderson, scenic designer
Pacific Chorale — Robert Istad, artistic director
Cast and soloists to be announced

PUCCINI: Madame Butterfly


Carl St.Clair, conductor 
Paul Huang, violin

BARBER: Adagio for Strings
BRUCH: Violin Concerto No. 1
MENDELSSOHN: Symphony No. 4, “Italian”

July 7, 2019:   A SPACE ODYSSEY

Jean-Marie Zeitouni, guest conductor
Juho Pohjonen, piano

DAUGHERTY: World Premiere
MOZART: Piano Concerto No. 23
STRAUSS: Also Sprach Zarathustra


Carlos Izcaray,  conductor
Pablo Villegas, guitar and curator

RAVEL: Rapsodie Espagnole
RODRIGO: Concierto de Aranjuez
PIAZZOLLA: Libertango
ANONYMOUS: Romance (jeux interdits)
PIAZZOLLA: Sinfonía Buenos Aires Op. 15

July 21, 2019:  RAVEL's MAGICAL OPERA

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Robert Neu, stage director
Magic Circle Mime Company

PROKOFIEV: Peter and the Wolf
RAVEL: L'enfant et les sortilèges

Tess Altiveros - The Child
Nicole Birkland - Mama, The China Cup, The Dragon Fly
Patricia Westley - The Louis XV Chair, A Country Lass, The Bat, The Screech Owl
Liv Redpath - The Fire, The Princess, The Nightingale
Leandra Ramm - A Shepherd, The White Cat, The Squirrel
Benjamin Sieverding - The Armchair, A Tree
Gabriel Preisser - The Black Cat, The Grandfather Clock
Brian Wallin - The Teapot, The Little Old Man, The Frog

July 28, 2019:  MAHLER'S "TITAN"

Carl St.Clair, conductor
Ben Smolen, flute
Jessica Pearlman, oboe
Rose Corrigan, bassoon
Keith Popejoy, horn
MOZART: Concertante for Four Winds
MAHLER: Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

This concert will also be broadcast LIVE on Sat., June 8 at 8 p.m.

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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