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KPBX Programs for the Holidays 2015


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Song Travels: Home for the Holidays
Friday, Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. on KPBX.
The Michael Feinstein Big Band performs selections from the classic movie White Christmas, and Feinstein shares rare recordings from some of his favorite performers.

Hanukkah Lights
Friday, Dec. 11 at 11 a.m. on KPBX.
A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights features Hanukkah stories and memoirs as read by NPR’s Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

Harmonia: Christmas Carols, Chant and Legend
Monday, Dec. 14 at 11 a.m.
Host Angela Mariani explores the original tunes of two well-known carols, shares music based on legends of Saint Nicholas, and samples Byzantine chant sung during the Christmas season.

KPBX Holiday Concert of the Week
Monday, Dec. 14 at 7 p.m.
Join Jim Tevenan for selections from the area’s many college choir and ensemble concerts.


Pink Martini’s Joy to the World: A Holiday Spectacular
Friday, Dec. 18 at 11 a.m. & Friday, Dec. 25 at 1 p.m.
The internationally acclaimed “little orchestra” Pink Martini bedecks the airwaves with festive holiday songs from across the globe. From timeless classics to rarely heard gems, hear a multi-denominational, multi-cultural jubilee overflowing with enough holiday spirit to warm the entire family.

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn
Sunday, Dec. 20 at 1 p.m.
Christmas concert of some of the best from the Celtic music world, drawing on Celtic, Pagan, and Christian traditions to celebrate the season.

Selected Shorts: Christmas Guests
Sunday, Dec. 20 at 4 p.m.
One Christmas by Truman Capote, from John Shea; The Loudest Voice by Grace Paley, from Linda Lavin; A Visit from St. Nicholas (in the Ernest Hemingway Manner) by James Thurber, from Isaiah Sheffer.

Spokane Youth Choirs

KPBX Holiday Concert of the Week
Monday, Dec. 21 at 7 p.m.
Join Jim Tevenan for selections from the area’s many college choir and ensemble concerts. We'll hear from the Spokane Area Youth Choirs, the North Idaho College Chamber Singers and Cardinal Chorale, and the choirs of Gonzaga University.


Paul Winter’s 35th Annual Winter Solstice Celebration
Tuesday, Dec. 22 at 7 p.m.
An exuberant Feast of Sound captured live in the majestic Cathedral of St. John the Divine. Features the Paul Winter Consort with Paul McCandless, gospel singer Theresa Thomason, and Danny Rivera.

World of Opera: Rimsky-Korsakov’s Christmas Eve
Wednesday, Dec. 23 at 7 p.m.
Based on a fanciful Ukrainian story by Gogol, Rimsky’s opera involves villagers in love and a devil playing mischevous tricks on the night before Christmas.

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