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 23 – Tuesday, 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. Starting on Christmas Eve, tune in for 48 hours of wall-to-wall Christmas music.
KDFC’S MY FAVORITE THINGS WEEK
Monday, December 3 – Friday, December 7
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 of 2018 with you by sampling music from them throughout the week of December 3rd. Music we love straight to you.
BACH’S B MINOR MASS
Sunday, December 9 | 8 pm
Tune into a special holiday edition of our monthly Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra broadcast as America’s finest period instrument orchestra, and a Bay Area treasure, performs Bach’s Mass in b minor.
A CHANTICLEER CHRISTMAS
Sunday, December 16 | 8 pm
It’s a special edition of KDFC’s Bay Area Mix with 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!
HOLIDAY NIGHTS ON KDFC TONIGHT
Monday, December 10 – Friday, December 21 | 8PM – Midnight
Rik Malone wraps up your weekday evenings with a variety of holiday highlights.
Monday, December 10
KDFC’s Holiday Nights begin with music for the final night of Hanukkah, including Handel’s “Judas Maccabeus.”
Wednesday, December 12
A Young Person’s Guide to Christmas: featuring toys and games, the adventures of Santa Claus, and Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker in its entirety
Thursday, December 13
Christmas in the Southwest, English and Italian versions of the Nativity, the origins of the Christmas tree and some Christmas Eve shenanigans in old Russia.
Friday, December 14
18th Century Christmas music and an early celebration of Beethoven’s birthday.
Monday, December 17
KDFC’s Holiday Nights continue with versions of the Christmas story from Germany, Austria and France.
Tuesday, December 18
Tune into a special holiday edition of the San Francisco Symphony Broadcast for a performance of Handel’s Messiah.
Wednesday, December 19
A Very English Christmas.
Thursday, December 20
Music for Dickens, and American Nativity, a plea for Peace, and Tchaikovsky welcomes Winter.
Friday, December 21
J.S. Bach’s powerful Christmas Oratorio, in its entirety.