One of classical radio’s titans hangs up his mic

We wish a fond farewell to KUSC host Jim Svejda, who has announced his retirement after many years on the air. Jim has been one of the most familiar voices in SoCal classical music for decades, and the station officially announced the news this week. Here’s the release, or you can read the original here. … Read more

Recap: News you mighta missed

The world rarely arrives in sonata form… we could all use a good recap. New releases With Christmas listening and gift-giving so close at hand, this is the perfect time to pick up some new manifestations of holiday favorites. Don’t depend on radio and Spotify to fill your ears this season. Local entities have put … Read more

Recap: News you mighta missed

The week rarely arrives in sonata form… but we could still use a good recap. Bravos! You never know where your voice may take you, and longtime Lister / singer-songwriter Amy Engelhardt can testify to that better than most. The sopralto was picked to lead a loquacious group of nuns to promote the Amazon adaptation … Read more

Jennifer Miller takes on ‘The Opera Show’ at KUSC

[We originally posted this announcement on Facebook, but it’s too good to keep in one place! Go, Jennifer!] So excited for one of our Listers, as she has rapidly made a serious name for herself in classical radio! Brava to Jennifer Miller, who will be taking the reins of KUSC’s The Opera Show as of … Read more

LA Phil loses a VP to Boston

While the LA Phil is still in the wake of longtime Executive Director Deborah Borda‘s September departure for New York, the organization is losing another one of its leaders to Boston-based National Public Radio show, From the Top with Christiopher O’Riley.  The award-winning show will install Gretchen Nielsen as their first Executive Director, replacing the departing co-founders … Read more

Individuals for classical

Starting tonight, Alan Chapman of KUSC fame begins a twofer of music appreciation classes for the LA Phil:  Inside the Music is designed for folks of various levels of musical knowledge to learn a bit about the repertoire performed by the world-class orchestra.  Chapman is an engaging speaker with proven crowd appeal, and the lighter-than-usual … Read more

Hidden Gem: History, still in the making

Litany of legendary artists join forces to celebrate 150 years of freedom  Music Untold has created an historic event for Los Angeles and the US in general:  celebrating one of the most important moments in our nation’s ongoing struggle for humanity, they’ve joined with KUSC to create a monumental event at the lovely AT&T Center … Read more

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