Classical 91.5

Holiday Specials

As we travel through the year, Classical 91.5 will present a number of seasonal or holiday specials.  Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out what specials we're offering to delight you and enrich your holiday celebrations.

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Christmas Morning with Peter DuBois

Dec 19, 2016
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December 25, 6:00-8:00 a.m.

Whether you’re hosting a houseful of people, or visiting Rochester for the holidays, Peter DuBois will have music that’s perfect for exchanging gifts and enjoying the Christmas spirit. Tune in for Christmas Concertos by Archangelo Corelli, Francesco Manfredini and Pietro Locatelli, and favorite carols from the Canadian Brass, the Choir of King's College, Cambridge and the RPO Pops. There’s something for everyone on Christmas Morning with Peter DuBois.

Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Blogs

Ring in the New Year with the Pittsburgh SO and a concert of Strauss waltzes and polkas in the style of the Vienna New Year’s concert.


The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual New Year’s Day concert of waltzes, polkas and more from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein.


Director Jonathan Miller leads the virtuoso vocal ensemble Chicago a cappella in an inspiring show of choral music set to Chanukah texts.  The program includes familiar tunes as well as new versions of traditional melodies and original compositions by American and British composers.

Chanukah Lights 2016, Mon 12/26 @ 12pm

Dec 13, 2016

Hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz present their annual celebration of the holiday, complete with new stories by author L. Maizes and more.

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Conductor Bernard Labadie, a specialist in Baroque and Classical repertoire, conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and chorus in Handel’s Messiah.

Candles Burning Brightly, Wed 12/28 @ 12pm

Dec 12, 2016

Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock host this celebration of the Jewish Festival of Lights.  Explore the holiday traditions and food through music.

New York Philharmonic

Alan Gilbert lead soloists, the Westminster Symphonic choir and the New York Philharmonic in Handel’s Messiah.

Christmas with Calmus, Sun 12/25 @ 2pm

Dec 6, 2016

Holiday special from the vocal group Calmus, one of the most successful vocal groups in Germany. The ensemble has forged a refined sound which few groups achieve. Traditional holiday music from England, Russia, the Netherlands, Sweden, Austria and France.

Echoes Christmas 2016, Sat 12/24 @ 9pm

Dec 5, 2016

On an Echoes Christmas, we create a soundscape of carols that depart from the shopping mall repetition to carry you through the Christmas weekend with a smile of serenity on your face. We'll bring you music from Tori Amos, Sarah McLachlan, Kate Bush, George Winston, Loreena McKennitt and more in this chilled soundscape for the season.