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What would Santa play?

One of these pictures shows the REAL Santa getting ready for the big season.  The rest show his talented helpers.  Which one is REALLY him?

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Mornings on Classical 91.5, December 19 - 23

This week, test your knowledge of Christmas carols and Chanukah songs in the Mystery Piece at 6:40. The Composer’s Datebook airs at 7:20, the Writer’s Almanac at 8:20.

Monday, December 19

Pieces by F.J. Haydn, Grieg, Grainger

A joyful Latvian Christmas cantata, lovingly performed by the New York Latvian Choir

 

Tuesday, December 20

Works by Arvo Part, Peter Warlock, Johannes Brahms

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Rochester's Own Broadway Star, Joe Aaron Reid

Sat, 12/31/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Stage Notes welcomes Rochester native and Broadway star, Joe Aaron Reid, to its New Year’s Eve program.

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A Stage Notes Christmas Eve with Amy Grant at 9:00 a.m. and Noon

Sat, 12/24/2011 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Last year Amy Grant delighted Stage Notes listeners on Christmas Day. Host Robert Hammond is thrilled to welcome back this six-time Grammy Award winner to a special Christmas Eve edition of Stage Notes at 9 a.m. and 12:00 p.m.

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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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