Classical 91.5

Holiday Specials

As we travel through the year, Classical 91.5 will present a number of seasonal or holiday specials.  Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out what specials we're offering to delight you and enrich your holiday celebrations.

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https://www.chabad.org/holidays/chanukah/article_cdo/aid/1358679/jewish/What-is-a-Menorah-Chanukiah.htm

Daily 12/22-12/29 approximately 2:56-3:00pm

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah – the Festival of Lights – is celebrated over the course of eight nights. In a series of radio vignettes called The Eight Nights of Chanukah, WQXR’s Naomi Lewin tells the stories, and talks about the customs of the holiday, including the Chanukah miracle, lighting the menorah, traditional foods, and why Chanukah is so hard to spell. Each of The Eight Nights of Chanukah also contains music for the holiday.

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/the-rink-at-rockefeller-center-guide

Week of December 2, 2019 - Invitation to the Dance, Part II Five hours of music composed for the stage, opera, and ballet — or music composed for dramatic representations. We start with Jean-Baptiste Lully, an Italian-born French composer, instrumentalist, and as Bills says, “the most ‘dancingist’ composer who ever lived.” We’ll also focus on ballet music by Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, Schubert and even Beethoven!

https://jrpc.org/2016/04/let-us-break-bread-together/

2:00pm Thanksgiving with The American Sound: Let Us Break Bread Together

11/28    A companion is, literally, someone with whom one breaks bread. On this holiday of family and feasting, Thanksgiving with The American Sound pays tribute in American music and meaningful stories to the time-honored tradition of breaking bread with others.

https://fee.org/

6:00pm Thanksgiving with The American Sound: Pilgrim’s Rest

11/28    Thanksgiving is a time to rest from the labors of life’s journey. Enjoy a restful, refreshing hour of American music.

https://www.amazon.com/

12:00pm           By and By: Journeying and Gathering

11/30    Since America’s first Thanksgiving, journeying has been one of Thanksgiving’s key ingredients. Whether criss-crossing the country on a series of airplanes, or driving to a Thanksgiving destination, there’s always a sense of leaving where you are in joyful anticipation of gathering wherever those you love most may be. Enjoy an hour of beautiful music for peaceful Thanksgiving journeying and gathering – Stephen Paulus’ gorgeous arrangement of We Gather Together, Robert Ashford’s lovely chamber work Rise and Fall and Peaceful Rest, Anonymous 4 with Shall We Gather at the River, Ning Kam’s sizzling Variations on Amazing Grace and Pulitzer Prize winner Caroline Shaw’s moving By and By.

Delmarva Public Radio

J.S. Bach’s Saint John Passion was written during his first year in Leipzig, and was first performed on Good Friday 1724, shortly after Bach's 39th birthday. The work narrates the Passion of Christ as told in the Gospel of John.  Recorded in 2014, the Rochester, NY Bach Festival presents Bach’s St. John Passion, recorded at Reformation Lutheran Church with Rochester area-musicians, conducted from the harpsichord by David Chin. Soloists include Pablo Bustos as The Evangelist, Joshua Ooms, as Jesus and Joel Balzun as Pilate.

Orthodox Christianity

This spiritual, haunting Vespers program is an a cappella setting of texts taken from the Russian Orthodox All-Night Vigil ceremony, and a unique opportunity to hear this masterpiece performed in Russia by the Moscow State Chorus. Valerie Kahler hosts. 

https://radionetwork.wfmt.com/programs/o-sacred-banquet/

Sara Schneider, host of Early Music Now presents music for Holy Week from England, Italy, Spain and Germany, from the 16th-18th centuries.

New Year's Day from Vienna 2019 @ 11am

Dec 18, 2018
PBS

The Vienna Philharmonic presents the 2019 New Year’s Day concert of waltzes, polkas and more from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein.

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