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Classic FM Playlist & Schedules

20130619_logos_classicfmListen all day every day to locally programmed classical music on Classic FM. Start your day with Bruce Paulsen from 6 to 10 a.m., followed by Diane Jones from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marie Lamb will take you through your weekday afternoons until 6 p.m.

WCNY Classic FM 2016-17 Holiday Program Schedule

Thursday, December 22

8 PM-10 PM The New York Philharmonic This Week with Alec Baldwin (WFMT)

HANDEL: Messiah CONDUCTOR: Alan Gilbert SOLOISTS: Celena Shafer, soprano; Nancy Maultsby, mezzo-soprano; Kurt Streit, tenor; Jonathan Lemalu, bass-baritone; Westminster Symphonic Choir

Friday, December 23

8 PM-10 PM Chicago Symphony with Lisa Simeone (WFMT)

HANDEL: Messiah CONDUCTOR: Bernard Labadie SOLOISTS: Lydia Teuscher, soprano; Allyson McHardy, mezzo-soprano; Jeremy Ovenden, tenor; Kyle Ketelsen, bass-baritone; Chicago Symphony Chorus

Saturday, December 24

Midnight-7 AM Christmas Music with Peter Van de Graaff (WFMT)


7 AM-10 AM Classic Choices with Adam Fine

Adam presents classical favorites and music for the season.


10am-12 PM A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols (APM, live)

From King’s College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King’s College Choir performs the famous Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service.


12 PM-1PM A Concierto Christmas (WDAV)

Host Frank Dominguez and Classic FM wish you Feliz Navidad with 18th century choral villancicos from Cuban composer Esteban Salas; a musical holiday tableau by Spaniard Joaquin Rodrigo; and much more!


1 PM Metropolitan Opera with Mary Jo Heath and Ira Siff

For your family’s holiday enjoyment, the Met presents Humperdinck’s “Hansel and Gretel” (in English) with Alice Coote, Christine Schäfer, Philip Langridge, Rosalind Plowright, and Alan Held. Vladimir Jurowski conducts.


  1. 3:25 PM Christmas and Chanukah with Great Opera Stars

After the Met’s broadcast of “Hansel and Gretel”, Marie Lamb will present recordings of great opera stars to celebrate both Christmas and Chanukah, which begins tonight at sunset.


6 PM-7:30 PM Holidays at Hendricks

Bruce Paulsen hosts Classic FM’s beloved annual holiday program from Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University.


7:30 PM-8 PM Deck the Concert Hall!

In this abridged version of “The Concert Hall”, Diane Jones and Bruce Paulsen bring you holiday favorites.

Sunday, December 25

Midnight-7 AM Christmas Music with Peter Van de Graaff (WFMT)


7 AM-8 AM Holiday Favorites with Adam Fine

Adam presents festive music for Christmas and Chanukah.


8 AM-9:30 AM Holidays at Hendricks

Bruce Paulsen hosts Classic FM’s beloved annual holiday program from Hendricks Chapel at Syracuse University.


9:30 AM-11 AM The Nutcracker

Diane Jones is your host for Tchaikovsky’s complete Nutcracker ballet in a classic performance with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Vladimir Ashkenazy.


11:00 AM Classic Sinatra Christmas Show

Leo Rayhill and Jim Aroune celebrate with Frank Sinatra, plus his family and friends, featuring songs for the season!


12:00 noon Ciao! Christmas Show

Joey, Jim, and Super-Producer John share Italian and Italian-American music and traditions for the holiday season, along with other surprises for the holidays! Buon Natale a tutti!


2-3 pm Fresh Ink Holiday Show

Your host is Neva Pilgrim. “Karolju” features music of our time for the Christmas season. Dan LOCKLAIR: Angel Song, En Natus est Emanuel, O Sacrum Convivium, Ave Verum Corpus; Christopher ROUSE: Karolju


3-4 PM Sounds of Jazz Christmas Show

Leo Rayhill and Jim Aroune present their annual program of festive jazz with best wishes for the holidays!


4-6 PM Syracuse Symphony Orchestra; From the Archives

HISTORIC PERFORMANCE: Karl Kritz conducts, with soprano Lee Venora, contralto Florence Kopleff, tenor Walter Carringer, bass John West, and the Syracuse Chorale (Mary Jane Staseew, director) HANDEL: Messiah (Recorded December, 1962 for WONO; Henry Fogel is host)


6 PM Harmonia with Angela Mariani (WFIU)

“Music for the Holiday Season” This week on Harmonia, we’ve handpicked a variety of early music recordings – new and old – to help get you into the spirit of the holiday season. We’ll hear music by Bach, Schütz and Biber, plus chant from Norway’s Nidaros Cathedral and a featured recording of medieval English carols.


7-9 PM   Pipedreams with Michael Barone (APM)

On Christmas Day…whether with carols or Noëls, anthems or improvisations, these musicians proclaim holiday cheer!


9pm-Midnight Bluegrass Ramble Audio Christmas Card

Bill Knowlton’s presents his annual Christmas program with fifteen-minute uninterrupted segments of Christmas hymns, carols, novelties and instrumentals in bluegrass and oldtime country style. Featured performers include the Lewis Family, banjo picker Raymond Fairchild, 5 For the Gospel, and Paul Williams & the Victory Trio.

Monday, December 26

6:00 PM Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party (WQXR)

Join the superstar violinist as he tells the story of the Jewish Festival of Lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly. This special includes numbers from Itzhak Perlman’s radio-addicted childhood in Israel; evocative songs in Yiddish and Ladino; classical music that revolves around the Maccabee heroes of the story; and Chanukah gems by American folk singers. The master storyteller also regales you with jokes and memories, plus tales of three classic Chanukah symbols: the menorah, the latke, and, of course, the dreidel. A good time for the whole family, at Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party!

Thursday, December 29

8-10 PM The New York Philharmonic This Week with Alec Baldwin

“NYP Jukebox—Winter Holiday” J. STRAUSS, JR: Overture to “Die Fledermaus”

Danny Kaye/Zubin Mehta, conductors

MOZART: German Dance in C, K. 605, “Sleigh Ride”

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

BERNARD: Winter Wonderland

SUESSDORF: Moonlight in Vermont

ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

Skitch Henderson, piano and conductor

GRIEG/SEIDL: No. 4, March of the Dwarfs from Lyric Suite

Leonard Bernstein, conductor

VIVALDI: Winter from “The Four Seasons”

Frank Huang, violin/leader

VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Fantasia on Greensleeves

Sir Andrew Davis, conductor from 12/31/1994

POULENC: Gloria in G

Leonard Bernstein, conductor; Judith Blegen, soprano; Westminster Choir

PROKOFIEV: Lt. Kijé Suite, Op. 60: Troika

PROKOFIEV: 3 Selections from Winter Bonfire-Children’s Suite, Op. 122:

No. 2 Winter Holiday; No. 4 Around the Bonfire; No. 8 Home Again

Skitch Henderson, piano/ conductor

TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from “The Nutcracker”

Alan Gilbert, conductor

MAHLER: Movement 1 from Symphony No. 4

Lorin Maazel, conductor

OFFENBACH: Ballet of the Snowflakes from “Le Voyage dans la lune”

Bramwell Tovey, conductor

HUMBERDINCK: Children’s Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel”

Andre Kostelanetz, conductor

Sunday, January 1, 2017

11:00 AM-1 PM New Year’s Day from Vienna 2017 (NPR)

The Vienna Philharmonic presents its ever-popular annual New Year’s Day concert from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna. Listen with people in over 90 countries to your favorite waltzes, polkas and more… a festive way to start off the New Year. Gustavo Dudamel will conduct.


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