Holiday Specials 2017 on KWTU Classical 88.7

Dec 7, 2017

The tradition continues with holiday specials on Public Radio Tulsa! Spend your holidays listening to breathtaking music! 
 

YOUR HOLIDAY GUIDES
2017 Specials on KWGS Public Radio 89.5
2017 Specials on KWTU Classical 88.7
2018 New Year Specials

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KWTU Classical 88.7 Holiday Guide

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 12

Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party  
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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Itzhak Perlman invites you to his Chanukah Radio Party. Join the superstar violinist as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly. This engaging one-hour special includes numbers from Itzhak Perlman’s radio-addicted childhood in Israel; evocative songs in Yiddish and Ladino; classical music that revolves around the Maccabee heroes of the story; and Chanukah gems by American folk singers. The master storyteller also regales you with jokes and memories, plus tales of three classic Chanukah symbols: the menorah, the latke, and, of course, the dreidel. A good time for the whole family!

Friday, December 15

Classical Tulsa Holiday Preview: Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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It’s a holiday tradition: for more than a century, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s ballet “The Nutcracker” has treated children young and old to visions of sugarplums, marching toy soldiers and waltzing flowers. As the Tulsa Ballet presents its annual production, join Classical Tulsa host Jason Heilman for an exploration of the sweets beyond the famous Suite and hear how this musical bonbon fits into Tchaikovsky’s turbulent final years.  

Sunday, December 17

New York Philharmonic This Week- Handel’s Messiah    
1:00 - 3:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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The holiday favorite, George Frideric Handel’s “Messiah”, as performed by the New York Philharmonic from a 2008 performance with Baroque music specialist Ton Koopman, and soloists Sunhae Im, Andreas Scholl, Jörg Dürmüller, and Detlef Roth, with the Westminster Symphonic Choir. Hear the “Messiah” as Handel might have heard it himself.

Monday, December 18

A Christmas Carol with Stile Antico
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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Celebrate Christmas with the sound of soaring voices,. Stile Antico, the award winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul’s church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance. Hear the group’s luminous blend of voices sing the intricately woven music of Thomas Tallis and William Byrd. Hosted by Cathy Fuller of WGBH. Presented by NPR Music.

December 18-22

Exploring Music-Holiday Celebration     
8:00 - 9:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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All around the world, winter holidays are celebrated, and their music is wonderful to hear, regardless of which tradition you observe. Bill gets us started with Nova Stella, medieval Italian Christmas music with a very early staging of the nativity. We will enjoy Christmas in Paris with music from Debussy, Charpentier and Poulenc and a Polynesian traditional hymn, Anau Oia Ea, plus an excerpt from Amahl and the Night Visitors from the original television production. Bill plays us one of his favorites from Ernest Bloch, Sacred Service. On our final day we will listen to Vaughan Williams' Fantasia on Christmas Carols, and this week’s celebration will end with more holiday cheer from David Bowie and Bing Crosby.

Tuesday, December 19    
                                                                   

Christmas with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir    
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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The world-renowned Mormon Tabernacle Choir continues its tradition of great artistry this holiday season, with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics. Julie Amacher hosts this annual favorite.

Wednesday,  December 20

Christmas with The King’s Singers        
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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It’s an a cappella Christmas from England with the King’s Singers, one of the world’s most celebrated vocal ensembles. In an exclusive New York appearance recorded at The Greene Space, this male sextet — consummate entertainers with a delightfully British wit — perform timeless carols, Christmas classics and new arrangements in their impeccable vocal blend. WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon hosts.

Thursday, December 21

Christmas Time in New York: The Cathedral Choir of St John the Divine at The Metropolitan Museum
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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The Choir of the Cathedral of St. John the Divine performs at the Medieval Sculpture Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a program that spans hundreds of years and describes the story of the nativity. The program includes settings of the "O Magnum Mysterium" text by T. L. da Victoria, Morton Lauridsen, and Francis Poulenc; works by Byrd, Biebl, and Hassler; as well as music by Eric Whitacre, Francis Poulenc, William Byrd and Morten Lauridsen. Kent Tritle, conductor; Nimet Habachy, host. 

St. Olaf Christmas Festival           
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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This service in song and word has become one of the nation's most cherished holiday celebrations. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, as well as orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians in five choirs, and the St. Olaf Orchestra. SymphonyCast host Alison Young shares the sights and sounds of this choral favorite.                                                                                                          

Friday, December 22                                   

The Canadian Brass: Christmas Time is Here
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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Hosted by WQXR’s Jeff Spurgeon, this program features arrangements of music by Vince Guaraldi and Luther Henderson as well as traditional favorites from "A Charlie Brown Christmas," "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer," "Frosty the Snowman" and more – timeless classics infused with jazz and lush harmonies. The selections on this program are featured on the quintet's latest album, "Christmas Time is Here."

Messiah with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra 2017
9:00 - 11:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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Handel's much adored oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall! Led by Music Director Manfred Honeck and featuring a cast of guest vocalists and the Mendelssohn Choir of Pittsburgh, this work is a religious story of hope, inspiration and timeless expression. Handel's celebration of the human response to the divine will lift spirits and provide the perfect start to the holiday season.

Sunday,  December 24

The Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols          
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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Pipedreams host Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Tulsa Symphony Orchestra Home for the Holidays
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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This night of festive classical, yet jazzy selections will feature the acclaimed trumpeter Jeff Shadley along with members of the Tulsa Symphony Orchestra, led by guest conductor Ron Spigelman. This intimate performance welcomes the Tulsa Harmony Project and Tulsa Oratorio Chorus for a fun-filled occasion for everyone.

The Festival of Nine Lessons & Carols  
10:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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Pipedreams host Michael Barone presents this live service of spoken-word and music (choral and organ) broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of Biblical readings and music.

Monday, December 25

Holiday Music        
12:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. | KWTU Classical 88.7
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