SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15TH
Harmonia, with Angela Mariani
We're celebrating Christmas this morning with music from a variety of traditions. We'll explore the original tunes of two well-known carols, hear music based on legends of Saint Nicholas, and sample Byzantine chant sung during the Christmas season. Plus, baroque orchestra Apollo's Fire offers a gift of Celtic holiday music in our featured release.
Sunday Baroque, with Suzanne Bona
The holiday season doesn't have to be stressful. This morning’s show offers a variety of cheery seasonal music to create a festive spirit, whether you're relaxing, baking, preparing for guests, or heading out to shop for holiday gifts.
Sunday at the Symphony: New York Philharmonic, with Alec Baldwin
Alan Gilbert conducts two great Richard Strauss tone poems -- Also sprach Zarathustra and Don Juan. Principal Oboe Liang Wang is soloist in the Oboe Concerto by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Christopher Rouse.
Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, with Jim Cunningham
Italian cellist Enrico Dindo makes his PSO debut with a concerto that Dmitri Shostakovich composed for Mstislav Rostropovich. Gianandrea Noseda conducts Antonin Dvorak’s Symphony #7, a work that sings dramatically of his love for his Bohemian homeland.