KUSC Presents Classical Kids Discovery Day on October 1st at Los Angeles’ Eastside Cultural Capital: Plaza de la Raza

— A free day of bilingual entertainment and cultural activities for all ages —

LOS ANGELES, CA — September 27, 2023 — (NOTICIAS NEWSWIRE) — Classical California KUSC, the #1 classical music radio station in the country, is delighted to announce that in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, the station presents its sixth KUSC Classical Kids Discovery Day at LA’s historic Plaza de la Raza on Sunday, October 1st, 2023. For the first time, this will be a bilingual event, and as always will be a joyous and educational celebration of music and culture. The family-friendly day is poised to enchant a new generation with classical music and dance. The completely free event runs from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and promises to captivate children of all ages, featuring a rich tapestry of Los Angeles’ vast cultural offerings.

"We are honored to host this year's music-filled and first-ever bilingual KUSC Classical Kids Discovery Day, in partnership with Los Angeles' iconic Plaza De La Raza, especially in the midst of Hispanic Heritage Month," says President of Classical California KUSC James A. Muhammad. "Kids Discovery Day is a shining opportunity for children of all ages to be exposed to and engage with music, dance, and culture by and with LA's most renowned performing artists and institutions. Classical California strives with aplomb to broaden our community's understanding of and accessibility to classical music, and Kids Discovery Day is a tentpole in this ongoing effort."

KUSC Classical Kids Discovery Day at Plaza de la Raza is a remarkable opportunity for children to step into the world of live classical music in a fun and approachable way. The iconic plaza and its surrounding classrooms will house wall-to-wall, kid-friendly live classical music and dance. Among the many fun activities, attendees can visit a violin showcase presented by the Los Angeles Philharmonic Affiliates and unleash their creativity by crafting and decorating their own violins. Kids can also take a shot at the radio mic at the always popular “Be a DJ” booth alongside beloved KUSC on-air hosts Alan Chapman, Jennifer Miller Hammel, Brisa Siegel, Solomon Reynolds, and Suraj Partha. Activities also include “Guitar Discovery” with LA’s famed McCabe’s Guitar Shop, arts and crafts with Plaza de la Raza teachers, instrument-building with Neighborhood Music School, and a ton of surprises throughout the day.

Families will also enjoy stellar performances from partners such as the Los Angeles Opera, the Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA), the East Los Angeles-based Neighborhood Music School, Plaza de la Raza’s own dance troupes Danza Azteca and Folklor Pasión Mexicana de Los Angeles, and the USC Thornton School of Music.

“We are thrilled to welcome our neighbors Classical California KUSC to the historic Plaza De La Raza campus for this year's Kids Discovery Day" says Plaza De La Raza's Executive Director Maria Jimenez-Torres. "Our shared mission of improving the lives of young people through music and the performing arts makes this partnership a long-awaited moment for the community at large. We anticipate that this event will be a pivotal first introduction to the magic of classical music, the arts in general,  and their endless educational benefits for many families and young Angelenos.”

Plaza de la Raza, fondly known as "Place of the People," has been a cultural oasis for the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 1970, providing year-round arts education programs, performances, festivals, and an art gallery for the enrichment of the community.

KUSC Classical Kids Discovery Day:

Location: Plaza de la Raza, 3540 North Mission Road, Northeast Los Angeles, CA

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023

Time: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Registration + Additional Information: Admission to KUSC Classical Kids Discovery Day at Plaza de la Raza is free for all and registration is here. By registering, attendees will be automatically entered for a chance to win 6 tickets to the USC home game on October 7th, 2023! Find more information at kusc.org

About KUSC

KUSC 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.KUSC, located in downtown Los Angeles, serves communities throughout Southern California and is broadcast on 91.5FM in Los Angeles and Orange County, 88.5FM in Palm Springs, 91.1FM in Thousand Oaks, 93.7FM in Santa Barbara and 99.7FM San Luis Obispo. Sister station, KDFC, located in downtown San Francisco, serves the Bay area and other communities in Northern California and is broadcast on 90.3FM in San Francisco, 104.9FM in San Jose, 89.9FM in Napa Wine Country, 103.9FM in Monterey and 92.5FM in Ukiah. Listeners can also hear these stations streaming at kusc.org, kdfc.com, 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 of the University of Southern California. Instagram: @classicalcalifornia

Plaza de la Raza Cultural Center for the Arts & Education is the only multidisciplinary community arts venue dedicated to serving the Eastside neighborhoods of Los Angeles. Founded in 1970 by prominent labor, business, and civic leaders as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, it offers affordable after-school, intergenerational arts education programs to nearly 5,100 children, teens, and adults each year. Its mission is to foster enrichment of all cultures bridging the geographic, social, artistic, and cultural boundaries of Los Angeles, and beyond.

Throughout the year, Plaza presents more than 450+ classes (beginning to advanced) that are taught quarterly by local artists and performers in theater, dance, music, and the visual arts. In addition, the center attracts more than 25,000 visitors each year with its free cultural programs, and manages almost 300 community volunteers. To learn more, email info@plazadelaraza.org or visit www.plazadelaraza.org.