Celebrate the season with a variety of special programs.  Begining at 7 on Classical KNAU:

Monday 12/10

“Welcome Christmas,” from the vocal group VocalEssence, followed at 8 by NPR’s annual jazz piano Christmas party at the Kennedy Center with Booker T. Jones and Jason Moran.

Tuesday 12/11

“Hollywood Holiday.” Classical 24’s Lynn Warfel celebrates Ebenezer Scrooge in film, followed by “Carols and Cheer,” an hour of choral music with host Scott Blankenship.

Wednesday 12/12

A classic from NPR, “Tinsel Tales Two.” Then at eight, an hour of classical guitar holiday favorites, including a few from Leona Boyd.

Thursday 12/13

Two programs from Wolf Trap: We’ll take you back to the renaissance with the vocal ensemble, The King’s Singers; followed by a set from the Washington Symphonic Brass.

Friday 12/14

An alternative Christmas with Pink Martini… and then an all-new All Songs Considered Holiday Edition from NPR.

Celebrate the season with a variety of special programs.  Tonight at 7 on Classical KNAU:

Monday 12/17

Master musician and storyteller Wynton Marsalis, followed at 8 by selections from the Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

Tuesday 12/18

An hour of classic music from classic holiday films, followed at 8 by the 12-man “orchestra of voices,” Chanticleer. 


Wednesday 12/19

The NPR tradition continues with Tinsel Tales part 3, including Baxter Black’s hilarious “Christmas for Cows.” At 8, Lynn Warfel hosts an hour of quiet, contemplative choral music with absolutely no fa-la-la.

Thursday 12/20

Former KNAU announcer Val Kahler hosts this year’s St. Olaf Christmas Festival.

Friday 12/21

A celebration of the winter solstice. Jazz and World music from the Paul Winter Consort

Monday 12/24

A Festival of Lessons and Carols: The Christmas Eve Service from King’s College in Cambridge, England.

Monday 12/31

An all-nonsense look at the news.

Politics Takes a Holiday—New Year’s Eve Edition. The year in review from The Capitol Steps. Six o’clock in place of Fresh Air.

Tuesday 1/1/19

New Year’s Day in Vienna. Dance in 2019 with our traditional live broadcast by the Vienna Philharmonic. Bright and early at nine in the morning.