CHANUKAH PROGRAMMING SHINES A LIGHT ON JEWISH MUSIC & TRADITIONS WITH CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3
CHANUKAH PROGRAMMING SHINES A LIGHT
ON JEWISH MUSIC & TRADITIONS WITH CLASSICAL WQED-FM 89.3
PITTSBURGH—Beginning on Tuesday, November 30th, Classical WQED-FM 89.3 lights up the air with Chanukah specials through December 9th. Stories and music from more than 150 musicians, highlights from Judas Maccabaeus in the weekly series Sunday Baroque (Sundays at 7 a.m. with Suzanne Bona) and a diverse collection of Jewish traditional and contemporary songs with host Leonard Nimoy are just a few of the selections that will air throughout the Festival of Lights. Underwritten this season by the Jewish Federation of Pittsburgh, the full schedule of Chanukah program listings are available at: www.wqed.org/fm
• A Taste of Chanukah
Tuesday, November 30th, 9-10 p.m.
Theodore Bikel hosts a joyous Chanukah concert for the whole family, with traditional and contemporary storytelling and music from more than 150 musicians of the New England Conservatory and Boston Community Choir.
• Music for the Festival of Lights
December 1-9, Every Evening
Each night of Chanukah, December 1st through the 9th, a piece of Jewish music of the season while candles are still glowing.
• Sunday Baroque
Sunday, December 5th, 7-11 a.m.
Sunday Baroque celebrates the Festival of Lights with highlights from George Frideric Handel’s stirring oratorio JUDAS MACCABAEUS.
• A Great Miracle Happened There
Monday, December 6th, 9-10 p.m.
Host Larry Josephson about the history, rituals and meaning of Hanukkah—and its importance in our time. Cantors David Lefkowitz and Elisheva Dienstfrey sing the music of Hanukkah.
• Chanukah in Story and Song
Wednesday, December 8th, 9-10 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy and the Western Wind with a musical celebration spanning Ladino songs of Spanish Jews, Yiddish melodies from Europe, and modern Israeli tunes.
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