All Holiday Programming for WUSF Public Media

December 20, 2014

Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Joshua Bell Presents Musical Gifts
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 6:00am
WUSF TV 16.4

World-renowned violinist Joshua Bell welcomed cameras into his elegant Manhattan residence for a rare and intimate concert. Musical Gifts recreates Bell's personal tradition of hosting friends and family at his home during the holidays. The salon-style performance captures the warmth, beauty and magic of the season.

An Operavore Christmas
An Operavore Christmas
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 12:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Naomi Lewin presents an hour of Christmas and holiday music from the world of opera and oratorio sung by some of the greatest singers past and present including Marilyn Horne, Leontyne Price, Bryn Terfel, Thomas Hampson, Joan Sutherland and more.

Metropolitan Opera Live – Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1:00pm-4:40pm)
Metropolitan Opera Live – Mozart’s LE NOZZE DI FIGARO (1:00pm-4:40pm)
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 1:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Met Music Director James Levine, back to full strength, will resume his typical schedule of six operas in the 2014-15 season. His first opera will be Richard Eyre’s new production of Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro.

All Songs Considered for the Holidays
All Songs Considered for the Holidays
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 4:00pm
WUSF 89.7

It's the sixth edition of a weird holiday tradition from NPR Music. Host Bob Boilen and friends trade holiday cheer and snarky barbs while bringing you the best holiday songs from new and emerging breakout bands. Hear renditions of great holiday music you'll never hear at the mall or your mother's house!

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 7:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
A Christmas Carol: The Concert
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

The first time Dickens' classic tale has been adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists, and performed for audiences in a concert setting. A celebration of classic storytelling and ensemble performances which provide audiences with both the comforts of a classic tale and the thrill of seeing and hearing it told like never before.

Saturday Night Christmas Jazz!
Saturday Night Christmas Jazz! (9:00 PM - 1:00 AM)
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Bob Seymour celebrates the season with favorites and some fun, original holiday songs by a variety of great jazz performers, including the Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn arrangement of The Nutcracker Suite.

Christmas on the Danube
Christmas on the Danube
Saturday, December 20, 2014 - 10:30pm
WUSF TV 16.1

Christmas on the Danube is a companion to European Christmas Market. It is true holiday treat that will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture.

December 21, 2014

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 1)
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 1)
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 10:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

Though he is considered one of the most important figures in early Christianity and the "rock" of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Peter is also one of the most puzzling characters in history. In the fascinating two-part documentary, beloved actor David Suchet traces the footsteps of St. Peter in a quest to determine how a simple Galilean fisherman went on to become the first Pope.

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 2)
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 2)
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

Suchet uncovers the story behind Peter's remarkable post-resurrection turnaround and learns about the vital role Peter played in keeping the early church from splintering. Along the way, he reveals surprising new discoveries and theories about the man who shaped a faith that came to dominate western civilization.

A Christmas Carol: The Concert
A Christmas Carol: The Concert
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

The first time Dickens' classic tale has been adapted for a live orchestral concert with choir and soloists, and performed for audiences in a concert setting. A celebration of classic storytelling and ensemble performances which provide audiences with both the comforts of a classic tale and the thrill of seeing and hearing it told like never before.

A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
A Christmas Celtic Sojourn (12:00 PM - 2:00 PM)
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 12:00pm
WUSF 89.7

This year, host Brian O’Donovan has assembled some of the best musicians, singers and dancers imaginable from around the Celtic world…and beyond! This year’s show is again led by music director Seamus Egan, leading his groundbreaking group Solas, along with the virtuosity of Winifred Horan on fiddle, Mick McAuley from Kilkenny on accordion and guitar, and Eamon McElholm, from County Tyrone. There’s also body percussion, harp, and distinctive music of Norway, Scottish singers and other Christmas surprises!

Christmas on the Danube
Christmas on the Danube
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 1:30pm
WUSF TV 16.1

Christmas on the Danube is a companion to European Christmas Market. It is true holiday treat that will fill your senses with warmth, touch your heart, and provide your mind with geography and history, as well. Traveling the majestic Danube river as it passes through stunning European landscape, history and culture.

Key Chorale Holiday Special
Key Chorale Holiday Special
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 2:00pm
WSMR 89.1

Recorded by WSMR, Russell Gant is your host for this exclusive broadcast of familiar carols and seasonal music with both traditional and new arrangements, showcasing a variety of styles and genres. Including a cameo performance by the “Off-Key” Chorale!

The Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 3:00pm
WUSF 89.7

This Christmas marks the centenary of the 1914 spontaneous Christmas cease-fire by opposing soldiers in WW1. Participants fraternized (against orders), sang carols together and even exchanged holiday gifts on a frozen battlefield. This special tells the true story. You’ll hear folksinger John McCutcheon performing and discussing his song about this remarkable event, hear excerpts from movie dramatizations, and comments by Penn State historian Stanley Weintraub. {Photo: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/deed.en}

June LeBell’s Musical Conversations Christmas Spectacular
June LeBell’s Musical Conversations Christmas Spectacular
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 4:00pm
WSMR 89.1

You're invited into June’s home for a cup of mulled cider and an hour of her favorite holiday recordings featuring the great voices of Leontyne Price, Joan Sutherland, Bryn Terfel, Bing Crosby, Marilyn Horne and many others. A few of June's favorite things, wrapped up with strings that will get you in a holiday spirit that will last through the season.

“Selected Shorts” Holiday Gift Set
“Selected Shorts” Holiday Gift Set
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 6:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Selected Shorts offers a special episode called, “Eccentrics” this holiday season featuring guest host Stephen Colbert presenting stories with anarchists and oddballs by John Sayles and George Saunders. Fierce old lefties fight everything from the fruit cup to the manager at a banquet in Sayles’ “At the Anarchists’ Convention,” read by Jerry Stiller, and two inadequate men are faced with a rescue in Saunders’ “The Falls,” read by Rene Auberjonois.

Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Tinsel Tales: NPR Christmas Favorites
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 7:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Back for another year by popular demand, sit back and enjoy an hour from the NPR archives that touches on the meaning of Christmas. David Sedaris, Bailey White, John Henry Faulk – along with other NPR voices, past and present, tell stories of the season. Hosted by NPR’s Lynn Neary.

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz
Marian McPartland’s Piano Jazz
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 8:00pm
WUSF 89.7

George Shearing was a friend and frequent guest of Marian McPartland on Piano Jazz, and on this special edition of the show from 2001, they celebrate the holidays with music and conversation. The two reminisce about seasons gone by, in their native England and the U.S., and perform both traditional and contemporary holiday songs.

Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF TV 16.1

THREE FAITHS, ONE GOD thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect.

A Paul Winter Solstice Concert (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
A Paul Winter Solstice Concert (9:00 PM - 11:00 PM)
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 9:00pm
WUSF 89.7

Paul Winter's all new 34th Winter Solstice Celebration brings traditional holiday favorites and new sounds from around the world with special guests Ivan Lins and Renato Braz . On the darkest night of the year, we head back to New York's Cathedral of St. John the Divine to hear The Paul Winter Consort and the glorious Cathedral Pipe Organ.

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Sunday, December 21, 2014 - 11:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

December 22, 2014

Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Three Faiths, One God: Judaism, Christianity, Islam
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 12:01am
WUSF TV 16.1

THREE FAITHS, ONE GOD thoughtfully examines the religious beliefs and practices shared by Jews, Christians and Muslims to illustrate how many in the Abrahamic faith communities are dealing with historical conflicts and charts their dedication to facilitating understanding and respect.

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 1)
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 1)
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 2:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

Though he is considered one of the most important figures in early Christianity and the "rock" of the Roman Catholic Church, Saint Peter is also one of the most puzzling characters in history. In the fascinating two-part documentary, beloved actor David Suchet traces the footsteps of St. Peter in a quest to determine how a simple Galilean fisherman went on to become the first Pope.

David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 2)
David Suchet in the Footsteps of St. Peter (Part 2)
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 3:00am
WUSF TV 16.1

Suchet uncovers the story behind Peter's remarkable post-resurrection turnaround and learns about the vital role Peter played in keeping the early church from splintering. Along the way, he reveals surprising new discoveries and theories about the man who shaped a faith that came to dominate western civilization.

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 11:00am
WUSF TV 16.4

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

St. Olaf Christmas Festival
St. Olaf Christmas Festival (1:00pm - 3:00pm)
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 1:00pm
WSMR 89.1

A service in song and word that has become one of the nations most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 2:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
NATURE: Christmas In Yellowstone
Monday, December 22, 2014 - 5:00pm
WUSF TV 16.4

As snow falls and Christmas lights glow in Jackson Hole, a holiday season of a different sort settles in just beyond the town, in the great winter world of Yellowstone. Breathtaking landscapes frame intimate scenes of wolves and coyotes, elk and bison, bears and otters as they make their way through their most challenging season of the year.

 
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