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.
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 6PM.
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 7:45am, 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.
NorCal Sunday Night
NorCal Sunday Night is the place to find NorCal’s best and most interesting classical concert broadcasts, starting with a series from the San Francisco Symphony. Tune in each Sunday at 7pm for incredible performances from all across the Bay Area recorded live in concert. See what’s coming up.
The Opera Hour
First Sunday of the Month, 9-10pm
Each month, KDFC President Bill Lueth and SF Opera General Director Matthew Shilvock share opera recordings they’re enjoying, as well as some of their favorites with singers of the past. Whether it’s romance, fairy tales, choruses, villains, or history, they’ll explore a theme or topic through the lens of the operatic stage. Learn more.
The Opera Show
Second, Third, Fourth (and sometimes Fifth) Sunday of the Month, 9-10pm
Jennifer Miller Hammel takes you to the opera stage, whether you’re a newbie or veteran of the opera world. She takes listeners on a deeper dive into the characters, melodies, performers, composers, and all the drama that has graced the stage for centuries. With a discovery or two along the way.
Saturday Morning Car Tune
Saturdays at 8:15am [repeat at 3:15pm]
Solomon Reynolds tosses you inside the orchestra pit for a deep dive into classical music and orchestral instruments. Why does the viola play second fiddle to the violin? Where are some surprising places to hear the bassoon? What even is a clarinet? This fun and funky feature is approximately 5 minutes and perfect for families en route to Saturday activities.