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A Broadway Holiday

Sat, 12/17/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

It's the most wonderful time of the year, and Stage Notes is celebrating the season with some of your favorite Broadway-

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News and views

Let’s talk image.  This week, two leading critics offered harsh assessments of the deadly blandness of classical musicians’ wardrobes.

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December 12 - 16

Find daily inspiration in the Composer’s Datebook (7:20) and the Writer’s Almanac (8:20). This week, test your knowledge of Christmas and TV movie themes in the Mystery Piece at 6:40.

Monday, December 12

The First Nowell wrapped in brilliant variations

A Grammy-nominated Rochester native throws herself into a passionate Baroque aria

Music by Haydn, Dvorak, and Max Bruch

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A Holiday Special with Jim Brickman and The Tinseltone Carolers

Sat, 12/10/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Join host Robert Hammond as he welcomes solo piano artist Jim Brickman and The Tinseltone Carolers to this week’s special holiday Stage Notes.

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Classical Afternoons for December 5-9

Weekdays from 2pm-7pm

Have you seen Scorsese's film Hugo? I went this weekend, and it is absolutely enchanting. The story has a surprising connection to Jacques Offenbach, of can-can fame, by way of Jules Verne. This week, I hope you can join me to hear more of that story and enjoy all sorts of wonderful music.

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Mornings on Classical 91.5

Starting at 6:00 a.m. with the birds.

Let’s relax.  In the holidays to come, delights, gifts, and memories flood our lives, and with them come pressures and anxieties which make this a difficult season for many.

Music offers you a refuge from the bustle, a room where you can take off your coat and warm your hands to Wagner’s Magic Fire music or Bach’s passionate Goldberg variations.

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San Francisco Symphony Orchestra on Classical 91.5

Tuesdays at 8:00 p.m.

Beethoven, Bruckner, Mozart, Mahler and more, this month on the San Francisco Symphony broadcasts.

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The Milwaukee Symphony presents Mahler's Symphony of a Thousand this month

Mondays at 8:00 p.m.

The Milwaukee Symphony continues though January 23, 2012.

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The Chicago Symphony welcomes violinist Joshua Bell as a guest this month

Thursdays at 8:00 p.m.

The Chicago Symphony Orchestra continues its year-round season of broadcasts with...

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The Metropolitan Opera kicks off its radio broadcast season on December 3rd

Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. (end times vary)

The Metropolitan Opera broadcast season varies in beginning and ending times this year.  For your listening convenience, WXXI will begin all broadcasts at 1:00 p.m. (unless length determines otherwise).  NOTE:  Live in HD theater times will not always match the radio broadcast.

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