Holiday Music

What better way to welcome the New Year than with your favorite classical hosts presenting a specially selected festive playlist? Join us New Year's Eve from 8 pm to midnight as Carl Hemmingsen, David Osenberg, Ross Amico and Alice Weiss bring you music to wind down 2017 and look forward to the New Year - complete with a countdown to midnight.

Enjoy this Christmas Eve edition of Sounds Choral as Ryan James Brandau continues his exploration of the Christmas music of JS Bach this week on Sounds Choral, Sunday (12/24) at 2 pm.

Westminster Choir College celebrated its 25th Anniversary Evening of Readings and Carols this year, and you can hear this annual tradition this on Christmas Day at 3 pm. You can also enjoy the webcast anytime! See the program on the link here.

Host Ryan James Brandau begins a two-week series devoted to the Christmas music of JS Bach on Sounds Choral this week at 2 pm.

Brandau is a professor at Westminster Choir College and artistic director of Princeton Pro Musica.

Westminster Choir College's Readings and Carols is celebrating its 25th anniversary season, and Sounds Choral this Sunday (12/10 at 2 pm) looks back on this treasured Princeton musical tradition. Westminster Professor James Jordan, director of the Westminster Conducting Institute, is joined by Kathleen Ebling Shaw, director of the Westminster Concert Bell Choir, as they share recordings from past years.

Melissa Fitzgerald

Shelly Power, who takes over as Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Ballet in February, has several priorities on her to-do list, such as strengthening the Philadelphia-based ballet company's financial foundation and continuing to expand its facility on North Broad Street. But she is particularly looking forward to exploring ways the organization can provide opportunities for the city's youth who may not have adequate exposure to dance and the arts. 

Contemporary ballet company Ballet X celebrated the groundbreaking of its new Center for World Premiere Choreography this week, announcing plans to commission 40 new works by 25 choreographers in the next decade and promising to provide opportunities for young people in the neighborhood of its new South Philadelphia home.