However you celebrate the holidays, Classical KDFC has you covered with musical selections to keep you company all season long. Below are some musical treats we’re planning this season.
KDFC’S SOUNDS OF THE SEASON
Friday, November 24 – Monday, December 25
Filling your home, car or office with carols and wintery music that’s merry and bright. We bring you the Sounds of the Season on Classical KDFC and KDFC.com, no matter how you celebrate with holiday favorites sprinkled in each hour throughout your day. Tune in starting at 11 AM on Christmas Eve for 36 hours of wall-to-wall Christmas music.
KDFC’S MY FAVORITE THINGS WEEK
Monday, December 4 – Sunday, December 10
Need a gift for the music lover in your life? Don’t miss KDFC’s My Favorite Things week. We’re sharing our favorite albums with you by sampling music from them throughout the week of December 4th. Music we love straight to you. Check out the list.
A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS
Sunday, December 17 | 8 pm
Tune into a special edition of KDFC’s Bay Area Mix for A Chanticleer Christmas. Hear why this superb 12-man ensemble from San Francisco is known as “an orchestra of voices,” as they perform holiday classics and new favorites. It’s a Bay Area tradition!
CHRISTMAS NIGHTS ON KDFC TONIGHT
Monday, December 11 – Friday, December 22 | 8PM – Midnight
Rik Malone wraps up your weekday evenings with a variety of holiday hightlights.
Monday, December 11
KDFC’s Christmas Nights begin with a Hanukkah Night! The Festival of Lights begins Tuesday, but we’ll light the lamp early with Handel’s oratorio “Judas Maccabeus,” performed by the Bay Area’s own Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra.
Wednesday, December 13
A Fantasia on Christmas Carols, a Dickens ballet and a visit from St. Nicholas.
Thursday, December 14
The Star of Bethlehem, a Festive Suite, a Christmas Tree for the piano and more!
Friday, December 15
Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker in its entirety
Monday, December 18
KDFC’s Christmas Nights lead you up to the grand holiday weekend with a Midnight Mass, a symphonic visit from Santa Claus and plenty of carols!
Tuesday, December 19
Tune into a special holiday edition of the San Francisco Symphony Broadcast for a performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Wednesday, December 20
Glad Tidings, Russian Christmas music, and three different versions of the Christmas Story.
Thursday, December 21
Celebrate the Winter Solstice with symphonies by Tchaikovsky and Raff, Christmas Concertos by Telemann and Sammartini, and a new cello concerto based on Shakespeare’s chilly comedy, “A Winter’s Tale.”
Friday, December 22
J.S. Bach’s powerful Christmas Oratorio, in its entirety.