Weeknights 7PM – Midnight
Week of 12/10
Monday, 9:00: Christmas music from Bach, Peter Warlock, and Gerald Finzi.
Tuesday, 10:00: A visit from the world’s reigning mandolin virtuoso, Avi Avital.
Wednesday, 9:00: In the controversial (i.e., utterly spectacular) arrangement for modern orchestra, Sir Thomas Beecham conducts Handel’s Messiah.
Thursday, 9:00: German Christmas music by Peter Cornelius, Max Bruch, and–of course–JS Bach.
Friday, 9:00: A complete performance of the best-loved of all children’s operas–without which Christmas would not be Christmas in the German-speaking world–Humperdinck’s Hansel und Gretel.
Week of 12/3
Monday, 9:00: In the first of our three complete Messiahs for the Christmas Season, John Butt leads a period-instrument performance with the Dunedin Consort.
Tuesday, 8:00: A very mixed hour of Christmas music by Corelli, Lyapunov, Lutoslawski, and Richard Addinsell.
Wednesday, 9:00: In one of her earliest recordings, Magdalena Kozena takes part in a performance of the enchanting Czech Christmas Mass by Jakub Jan Ryba.
Thursday, 9:00: Bach’s Magnificat (with the Christmas interpolations) and Benjamin Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols.
Friday, 9:00: Sir John Eliot Gardiner leads a complete performance of Berlioz’ L’Enfance du Christ.