Sundays Live: A Half Century Tradition
Begun in 1948, Sundays Live is the longest-running live music broadcast in Los Angeles. Fifty Sundays of the year, professional and emerging musicians perform for one hour (6PM – 7PM) on the stage of the Leo S. Bing Theater, Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The series began its broadcast life in 1948 on radio station KFWB and later migrated to stations KFAC, KUSC, KMZT and KCSN. These free programs are streamed live in real time at mixlr and heard through the week as a podcast on our broadcast partner kusc.org. At least 25,000 people now attend every year in person and many thousands more listen to our weekly live classical music stream.
At least two generations of listeners — literally millions of people, of all ages — have been nurtured by Sundays Live since 1948. And now, with many schools no longer teaching music, Sundays Live has become required attendance for many music appreciation courses at Southern California schools of higher learning.
We seek your help in sustaining Sundays Live. Please visit our support page for more information on how to join and support this over-half-century tradition, or contact us at (323) 857-6234.
Sundays Live is made possible by the Colburn Foundation in memory of Ed Edelman and the Sidney Stern Memorial Trust.