Holiday Specials from Classical New England


Keith Lockhart leads the Boston Pops and Tanglewood Festival Chorus. (Stu Rosner/BSO)

  Hear the Classical New England Holiday Music Channel

Classical New England brings you the sounds of the season, from celebretory concerts to traditional favorites. 

The Nutcracker
Boston Ballet conductor Jonathan McPhee joins host James David Jacobs for a “guided tour” of Tchaikovsky’s magical ballet score.

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The Bach Hour on Christmas
Host Brian McCreath’s popular weekly program features one of J.S. Bach's glorious, celebratory creations for Christmas Day, the Cantata No. 63, “Christen, ätzet diesen Tag.”

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Christmas Around New England
Enjoy a special program of New England’s most beloved, original and unusual musical artists and their holiday musical traditions.

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Messiah In Our Time
How did a two-and-a-half century-old piece of music written for Lent become an iconic Christmas tradition of our time?

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Boston Baroque’s Gala First Day Concert
Cathy Fuller and Brian McCreath bring you a Boston New Year’s Day tradition from Sanders Theatre in Cambridge. Martin Pearlman and Boston Baroque start the New Year with Bach's Concerto for Two Violins, a sparkling Corelli concerto grosso, a harp concerto by Handel . . . and a surprise finale!

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More holiday specials:

A Carolina Christmas

The Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Concert

A Paul Winter Soltice Concert 2011

Hanukkah Lights 2011

Echoes of Christmas


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