A publicity shot of André Watts sitting by a piano | Courtesy of Pacific Symphony

“Southland Sessions” connects you to SoCal’s resilient arts scene one session at a time. From drive-by art shows to all-girl mariachi bands, our curated performances, thoughtful reports and artist resources are your link to the cultural heartbeat of our city.   

“In session” Wednesdays @ 8 p.m. PT

Full Episodes

Upcoming Airdates

Opening Night with Pacific Symphony

Join Maestro Carl St. Clair, Pacific Symphony and five world-class pianists as they celebrate the opening of their 42nd season featuring performances by Andre Watts, Christina as well as Michelle Naughton and Olga Kern. 

  • 2020-09-30T13:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-09-30T17:00:00-07:00

Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra N.Y.E.L.A.

Join Mekala Session and the "Ark" as they ring in the new year with a musical celebration in downtown's Grand Park. Honoring the work of Horace Tapscott amongst other musical legends, the Pan Afrikan Peoples Arkestra is a multi-generational band that brings together the legacy of jazz music in Los Angeles. 

  • 2020-10-07T13:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-07T17:00:00-07:00

Civic Imagination

Hosted by artist and designer Rosten Woo, this episode will explore civic art and culture, including looks at artist's working as first and second responders during the pandemic, the production and deconstruction of civic memory, art and abolition, and the future of public space in Los Angeles. 

  • 2020-10-14T13:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-14T17:00:00-07:00

Watts Towers Festivals

Highlights from the Annual Watts Towers Day of the Drum and Simon Rodia Watts Towers Jazz Festivals. With performances from master musicians including Dwight Trible, Kahlil El'Zabar and many more artists, Rosie Lee Hooks, director of the Watts Towers Arts Center Campus, hosts a look back at last year's festivals. 

  • 2020-10-21T13:00:00-07:00
  • 2020-10-21T17:00:00-07:00

Virtual Violin Virtuosos

Carl St. Clair hosts three leading violin virtuosos Anne Akiko Meyers, Dennis Kim and Philippe Quint with Pacific Symphony.

  • 2020-10-28T13:00:00-07:00