Begun in 1948, Sundays Live is the longest-running live music broadcast in Los Angeles. Fifty Sundays of the year, professional 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 now available live via LACMA's streaming audio live on Sundays at 6 pm, or by delayed broadcast at noon on Wednesdays over radio station KCSN, 88.5 FM. Dennis Bade is host, and William Vestal serves as veteran Executive Producer.
At least two generations of listeners, literally millions of people, of all ages, have been nurtured by Sundays Live since 1948. And now, with most schools no longer teaching music, Sundays Live is needed more than ever. Sundays Live is required attendance for many music appreciation courses in schools of higher learning in Southern California.
Until now, these public concerts - with substantial in-kind contributions - have been funded by the City of Los Angeles' Department of Cultural Affairs. However, with severe budget deficits and imminent cuts, the city can no longer fully support this traditional free source of fine classical music. Since July 1, 2003, we have needed to secure non-governmental monies.
The Friends of Sundays Live has been formed to help guarantee the future of these performances and their broadcasts. A primary task of the Friends is to provide a stable source of income through fundraising efforts: individual giving and underwriting by foundations, businesses and corporations. Donations are tax-deductible. For more information, please email Eleanor Allen or call 323-857-6234.
We seek your help in sustaining Sundays Live. At least 25,000 people now attend every year in person and many thousands more listen to the only weekly live classical music broadcast serving Southern California.
Throughout its history, Sundays Live has been fiscally responsible and efficiently managed. With your generous aid, Sundays Live will continue to please and educate future generations of Los Angeles music lovers.
Please visit our Membership page for more information on how to join and support this over-half-century tradition. The Friends of Sundays Live thank you for your kind consideration of this appeal.
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