Holiday Jazz with Dee Alexander
Friday December 23 at 8pm
Chicago Violinist and Radio Network host Dee Alexander entertain with songs of holidays past. This program includes Fay & Daniel Levin, pianist Miguel de la Cerna, bassist Junius Pail and drummer Yussef Ernie Adams who perform holiday favorites including “White Christmas”, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, and more!
Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker (complete ballet)
Friday December 23 from 9pm-10:26pm
Thaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”, an evergreen holiday favorite ever since its premiere in 1892, is broadcast complete and features one of the most acclaimed recordings of the score since it was issued in 1958: Ernest Ansermet – one of the all-time great ballet conductors – conducts his L’Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, the orchestra he founded in 1918 and led for fifty years. Recently remastered, this version shines as never before and captures and old European sound and charm that has all but disappeard.
48 Hours of Christmas Classics
Christmas Eve & Christmas Day
Bring all the warmth and joy of past Christmases to life once again with 48 hours of commercial-free music. Enjoy classical masterpieces from Pyotr Tchaikovsky, Johan Sebastian Bach, George Frideric Handel, Bengamin Britten, and Gian Carlo Menotti, and welcome back old friends like Rovert Shaw and Harry Belafonte.