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.
Bay Area Mix
Third Sunday of the Month, 8pm
KDFC has created a new show that highlights our outstanding Bay Area groups! Each month, Jeffrey Freymann brings you the immediacy of the many live performances that are going on all around us in a relaxed and fun way. See what’s coming up.
California Symphony Broadcasts
Select Sundays, 8pm
Introducing a new broadcast series featuring the California Symphony presenting eight concerts from recent years. Hosted by Brian Lauritzen and with comments from Music Director Donato Cabrera, it’s a chance to hear old favorites from Beethoven, Mozart, Brahms and Grieg mixed with brand new works, played by the ensemble they were written for. See what’s scheduled and listen to the latest broadcast on demand.
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. Sunday nights at 7PM.
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!
Metropolitan Opera Broadcast on KDFC
Saturday mornings, December through May, 10am
KDFC 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 with Alan Chapman
Join Alan Chapman in exploring great musical works from the past 100 years. Modern Times features music by acknowledged classical masters as well as emerging composers of merit.
The Morning Show
Weekdays, 6-10 am
Get your day started with Maggie Clennon Reberg as she brings you lots of great classical music–and some classical fun–on the Classical California Morning Shout-Out at 7:15am, the Mystery in History at 8:30am, and Mozart in the Morning to kick off the workday at 9am.
Mozart in the Morning
Maggie Clennon Reberg starts your morning with a bit of Mozart, from his most famous to the lesser-known, weekday mornings at 9am.
The Opera Hour
First Sunday of the Month, 8pm
Each month, KDFC President Bill Lueth and SF Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock share new opera recordings they’re enjoying, as well as some of their favorites honoring singers of the past. They’ll also highlight the great opera singing being performed locally each month and dig into the archives of SF Opera for some gems recorded live at the War Memorial. And Matthew will take you backstage with a special guest to help demystify the spectacular world of opera! Learn more.
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Broadcast
Currently on hiatus
America’s finest period instrument orchestra, and a Bay Area treasure, can now be heard on KDFC. Hear the greatest works from the 17th century to the early 19th century recorded live in concert. Please note: The Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra Broadcast is currently on hiatus.
Play On, California!
“Play On, California!” is our noontime spotlight on the great musicians from our Golden State. From San Diego to Sacramento and from the LA Phil to the San Francisco Symphony, we have a goldmine of local musical talent across our state. So, each weekday at noon, join Dianne Nicolini for homegrown favorites. Learn more on the Play On, California! blog.
San Francisco Symphony Broadcast on KDFC
You have the best seat in the house every Tuesday night at 8pm, for concerts recorded live at Davies Symphony Hall. See what’s coming up.