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Sep 5, 2023


San Francisco Symphony’s 2023–24 season broadcasts begin with Opening Night Gala concert, airing on October 8; KDFC will air archival recordings from the 2021-22 season September 10–October 1

This month marks KDFC’s 75th anniversary serving the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Beginning Sunday, September 10, the San Francisco Symphony’s concert broadcasts on Classical KDFC will move to a new timeslot—Sunday nights at 7pm—moving from Tuesday nights at 8pm. The San Francisco Symphony concert broadcasts will be a part of “NorCal Sunday Nights,” a new local concert broadcast series created by KDFC in celebration of its 75th anniversary season, highlighting live concert performances from the Symphony and other local classical music organizations. Hosted by KDFC Music Programmer and host Rik Malone, the Sunday evening broadcasts will air on Classical KDFC 90.3 FM San Francisco, 104.9 FM San Jose, 89.9 FM Napa, 103.9 FM Monterey, and, where they will be available for on demand streaming for 21 days following each broadcast.

KDFC will broadcast 27 concerts during the San Francisco Symphony’s 2023-24 season, beginning with the Orchestra’s September 22 Opening Night Gala concert (broadcasting on October 10). Click here for a complete schedule of the San Francisco Symphony’s 2023–24 season KDFC radio broadcasts.

This change to the broadcast schedule comes as Classical KDFC celebrates 75 years this September. The San Francisco Symphony broadcasts have been a Tuesday night tradition on Classical KDFC since 1994.

About Classical KDFC
KDFC is part of the Classical California radio network, which is the most-listened-to network of classical music radio stations in America serving more than 800,000 listeners each week. KDFC, located in downtown San Francisco, serves the Bay Area and other communities in Northern California, and is broadcast on 90.3 FM in San Francisco, 104.9 FM in San Jose, 89.9 FM in Napa Wine Country, 103.9 FM in Monterey and 92.5 FM in Ukiah. Sister station KUSC, located in downtown Los Angeles, serves communities throughout Southern California and is broadcast on 91.5 FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 88.5 FM in Palm Springs, 91.1 FM in Thousand Oaks, 93.7 FM in Santa Barbara and 99.7 FM San Luis Obispo. Listeners can also hear these stations streaming at,, and on their smartphone apps. Classical California also offers a variety of digital content and community events. Classical California’s mission is to make a positive impact on individuals and communities by championing the power of classical music. Classical California is a broadcast service owned and operated by the University of Southern California.

About the San Francisco Symphony
The San Francisco Symphony is among the most adventurous and innovative arts institutions in the United States, celebrated for its artistic excellence, creative performance concepts, active touring, award-winning recordings, and standard-setting education programs. In the 2020–21 season, the San Francisco Symphony welcomed conductor and composer Esa-Pekka Salonen as its 12th Music Director, embarking on a new vision for the present and future of the orchestral landscape. In their inaugural season together, Mr. Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony introduced a groundbreaking artistic leadership model anchored by eight Collaborative Partners from a variety of cultural disciplines: Nicholas Britell, Julia Bullock, Claire Chase, Bryce Dessner, Pekka Kuusisto, Nico Muhly, Carol Reiley, and esperanza spalding. This group of visionary artists, thinkers, and doers, along with Salonen and the San Francisco Symphony, have set out to explore and develop new ideas inspired by the Collaborative Partners’ unique areas of expertise, including innovative digital projects, expansive and imaginative performance concepts in a variety of concert formats, commissions of new music, and projects that foster collaboration across artistic and administrative areas. Shaped by the dynamic partnership and shared vision of Mr. Salonen, the Collaborative Partners, and the Orchestra and Chorus, the San Francisco Symphony’s 2023–24 season reflects a spirit of collaboration, experimentation, and renewed dialogue through live music.

KDFC 2023-24 Season Broadcast Schedule

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