Celebrating the New Year

Special programs to ring in the New Year, from Capital Steps, to a special 3-hour edition of Soundspace with Zan Agzigian.

Capitol Steps
December 31 6-7 p.m. KPBX
The Capitol Steps' annual New Year's program "Politics Takes a Holiday" features songs from their latest album, Make America Grin Again. Also Airing: 
December 31 9-10 p.m. KSFC
January 1 10 a.m. KSFC
January 1 noon KPBX

Concert of the Week: NYE
December 31 7-8pm

A special 1-hour “Concert of the Week,” with a performance of Beethoven’s Eroica Symphony. 

The 2018 Musician Memorial Special
December 31 8-9 p.m. on KPBX
From PRX: The 2018 Musician Memorial Special honors Aretha Franklin, Tony Joe White, Dolores O'Riordan, Roy Clark, Marty Balin and more who left us in 2018. Also noted, Yvonne Staples, Pete Shelley, Avicii, Mac Miller, Morgana King, Randy Weston, Otis Rush, Ed King, DJ Fontana, Geoff Emerick and Roy Hargrove. Hosted by Paul Ingles.

New Year's Eve with Zan
December 31 9 p.m. - midnight on KPBX

Join Soundspace producer Zan Agzigian for a special, eclectic, world music mix leading up to midnight to ring in the New Year.

Night Lights: The New Year's Eve Jam
January 1 Midnight – 1am
A special New Year’s edition of Night Lights featuring  jazz music and spoken-word performances for the coming New Year from Charlie Parker, Lenny Bruce, Slim Gaillard, Ken Nordine, and more.

Early Music Now: To Drive the Cold Winter Away
January 2, 2019 - This week, Early Music Now presents songs to usher out the old year, and welcome the new; plus ditties and dances to bring some cheer to the cold winter days! Our performers include Pomerium, Ensemble Gilles Binchois, and The Dufay Collective.