Ives: New England Holidays Symphony

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
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Charles Ives

In his New England Holidays Symphony, Charles Ives, iconoclast and American composer, reclaimed the beloved folk songs, hymns and marches of his Connecticut youth with a visionary musical language uniquely his own. It is performed by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.

Great Performances "Renee Fleming: Sacred Songs and Carols"

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
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Renee Fleming

Internationally hailed as one of the truly magnificent voices of our time, beloved American soprano Renee Fleming has consistently wowed critics and audiences alike with her keen musicianship, artistic versatility, and of course, a voice considered by many to be the gold standard of soprano sound.

Faith Hill, Joy to the World: A Soundstage Special

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
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Faith Hill

Faith Hill, backed by an orchestra led by conductor David Campbell, sings favorites from her upcoming holiday album, Joy to the World, a collection of standards.

Michael McDonald - This Christmas: A Soundstage Special

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
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Michael McDonald

With a career spanning nearly 30 years, Michael McDonald remains an enduring presence in popular music. He has enjoyed tremendous commercial and creative achievement, winning an impressive five Grammys while earning innumerable chart successes, including the platinum selling release Motown.

The Nutcracker

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
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The Nutcracker

Over the decades, The Nutcracker, with its memorable score by Peter Tchaikovsky, has become the definitive Christmas holiday ballet. Now over 100 years old, it was adapted by Alexandre Dumas from E.T.A. Hoffman's tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." During a Christmas party a toy maker, Herr Drossellmeyer, gives Clara a Nutcracker doll that she falls in love with.

Great Performances "Renee Fleming: Sacred Songs and Carols"

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
Image: 
Renee Fleming

Internationally hailed as one of the truly magnificent voices of our time, beloved American soprano Renee Fleming has consistently wowed critics and audiences alike with her keen musicianship, artistic versatility, and of course, a voice considered by many to be the gold standard of soprano sound.

Ives: New England Holidays Symphony

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 25, 2009
Image: 
Charles Ives

In his New England Holidays Symphony, Charles Ives, iconoclast and American composer, reclaimed the beloved folk songs, hymns and marches of his Connecticut youth with a visionary musical language uniquely his own. It is performed by Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony.

The Nutcracker

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 24, 2009
Image: 
The Nutcracker

Over the decades, The Nutcracker, with its memorable score by Peter Tchaikovsky, has become the definitive Christmas holiday ballet. Now over 100 years old, it was adapted by Alexandre Dumas from E.T.A. Hoffman's tale "The Nutcracker and the Mouse King." During a Christmas party a toy maker, Herr Drossellmeyer, gives Clara a Nutcracker doll that she falls in love with.

Dinosaur Train "Dinosaurs in the Snow/Cretaceous Conifers"

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 24, 2009
Image: 
Dinosaur Train

Dinosaurs in the Snow - Buddy and his Pteranodon family ride the Dinosaur Train to the North Pole - where it's cooler out and the skies are dark all winter long! The kids get to play in the snow and slide on a frozen pond for the first time.Cretaceous Conifers - The whole Pteranodon family have fun celebrating Mom's favorite holiday, Winter Solstice.

Barney & Friends "Gift of the Dinos and a Visit to Santa"

Station Designation: 
Television
Air Date and Time: 
December 24, 2009
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Barney

Gift of the Dinos: It's Christmas and BJ dreams of getting a new baseball glove to go with his baseball, while Riff hopes for new drumsticks to use his drum. Barney reminds them that Christmas is more than just getting gifts and helps them learn the meaning of Christmas. Educational theme: Giving.

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