WED 12/21 @ 8PM: Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra “Messiah” 2016
Handel’s much adored oratorio, Messiah, returns to Heinz Hall! Led by Robert Page 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.
SAT 12/24 @ 8PM: Sounds of the Season 2016
If you missed the concert on December 4 or you’d like to hear it again, be sure to tune in for an amazing performance by the UF Concert Choir, UF Symphony Orchestra, UF Women’s Chorale, the Gainesville Master Chorale, Welson Tremura, the UF Jazz Band and special guest Ensamble Vocal de Medellín.
SAT 12/24 @ 8PM & 9PM: Stop Children’s Cancer Holiday Traditions 2016
A wonderful holiday concert at the Curtis M. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in Gainesville featuring area youth choral and orchestra groups. The traditions continues under the direction of Professor Gary Langford, Professor of Music Emeritus at the University of Florida and Conductor of the Alachua County Youth Orchestra.
SAT 12/24 @ 11PM: Christmas on Jazz After Hours 2016
Jazz musicians love to bring a jazzy flair to Christmas and Christmas music. This year, “Jazz After Hours” is planning a new holiday special, with newly-released music for Christmas, and some well-loved classic Christmas jazz!
SUN 12/25 @ 8PM: In Italia: A Renaissance Christmas From Venice, Naples, Milan And Beyond 2016
In the sixteenth-century, the splendor of the Renaissance blossomed across Italy as a new Holy Roman Empire stretched its wings from the Urals to the Atlantic. This special holiday edition of Harmonia brings listeners wonderful sixteenth-century Christmas music from the Venetian world of Giovanni Bassano and Gioseffo Zarlino, moving westward to the Milan of Franchinus Gaffurius, and southerly to the Naples of Diego Ortiz.
SUN 12/25 @ 9PM: A Baroque Christmas In The New World 2016
In celebration of the holiday season, A Baroque Christmas in the New World 2016 brings your listeners music from 17th- and 18th-century Mexico, Peru and Bolivia, including a cantata and three free-standing works by Sumaya — most of which comes from the only surviving manuscript in full-score in Sumaya’s own hand.
SUN 1/1/17 @ 11AM: New Year’s Day From Vienna 2017
This year’s New Year’s Day concert from Vienna promises to be epoch making. The program from the Muzikverein will be conducted by LA Philharmonic Music Director Gustavo Dudamel. Dudamel is the first Latin-born and the youngest conductor in the 75 year history of the tradition. The 2017 New Year’s concert features the first appearance of the Vienna Singverein, the Muzikverein’s 230 strong concert choir and works from five composers, in addition to the traditional Strauss family. You’ll hear plenty of waltzes, polkas, and more — a festive way to start off the New Year. Hosted by WBUR’s Lisa Mullins.