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KVNO Sounds of the Season

Need a little of that holiday spirit, right this very minute? We know how you feel. KVNO is sprinkling in holiday music throughout our daily programming, and as the holidays draw near, we bring you the Sounds of the Season with local and nationally syndicated programs that feature classical holiday favorites; comfort, joy and peace whenever your spirit needs a lift. Happy holidays from our family to yours.

December 4 @ 4 p.m. – Itzhak Perlman’s Chanukah Radio Party

Itzhak Perlman invites you to his Chanukah Radio Party. Join the superstar violinist as he tells the story of the Jewish festival of lights, and shares his favorite recordings for the holiday – some serious, some silly.

December 18, 8 to 10 a.m. – Christmas at the Cathedral

KVNO presents a taped broadcast of the 25th annual Christmas at the Cathedral concert at St. Cecilia Cathedral, a holiday tradition in Omaha. The concert features the Omaha Symphonic Chorus, accompanied by the Omaha Symphony.

Christmas Eve, 6 to 10 a.m. – Morning Classics Christmas Special with Jeff Koterba

Jeff Koterba hosts Morning Classics on Christmas Eve, bringing you all things merry and heartfelt. Jeff will feature the same great classical music you love, plus Christmas favorites, stories and memories. Whether you’ll be at work or home, it’s a great way to kick off your official holiday celebration.

Christmas Eve, 10 a.m. to noon – The Omaha Chamber Music Society’s Christmas Radio Hour

KVNO’s Ben Rasmussen joins Dani Meier of the Omaha Chamber Music Society to host this cheerful holiday concert featuring Anne Nagosky’s Violin & Viola Studio, the Novak Haar Trio, and the Omaha Symphony Trombone Quartet.

Christmas Eve, noon – The Midday Mixtape Christmas Special

Ernest Richardson, Principle Pops Concert Conductor for the Omaha Symphony, joins Ben Rasmussen to share his favorite Christmas memories and works.

Christmas Eve, 1 p.m. – The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays

Chicago Tribune film critic Michael Phillips returns with The Film Score: Music for the Winter Holidays, an hour-long special devoted to holiday and wintertime movie music.

Christmas Eve, 2 p.m. – A Choral Christmas with Stile Antico

Stile Antico, the award-winning choir from London, pays a visit to St. Paul’s Church on Harvard Square for a concert of radiant sacred music for the Christmas season by the most acclaimed composers of the renaissance.

Christmas Eve, 3 p.m. – All is Bright

Hosted by Lynne Warfel, All Is Bright: Contemplative Music for Christmas presents one hour of gorgeous, contemplative music related to the Christmas season and its symbolism. This program uses sacred choral music grouped in a way to tell the traditional Christmas story by way of songs about angels, the star, and the manger scene. Featured artists include Cambridge Singers, Cantus, and Chanticleer.

Christmas Eve, 4 to 6 p.m. – Handel’s Messiah from Voices of Omaha

Rejoice with Handel’s Messiah, performed by Voices of Omaha, in a concert recorded at the Holland on November 21st of this year. The broadcast features a number of local singers, both amateur and professional.

Christmas Eve, 9 p.m. – A Christmas Carol with Jonathan Winters

Actor Jonathan Winters tells the story of Ebenezer Scrooge as no one else can.

Christmas Eve, 10 p.m. to Midnight – Music of the Baroque Brass & Choral Holiday Concert

Music makes the holidays come alive, and through the centuries this special time of year inspired composers to new creative heights. Hosted by Candice Agree, enjoy the great works of composers like Samuel Scheidt, Giovanni Gabrieli, William Billings, Claudio Monteverdi, and many more.

Christmas Day, 8 to 10 a.m. – Christmas at the Cathedral

KVNO presents a taped broadcast of the 25th annual Christmas at the Cathedral concert at St. Cecilia Cathedral, a holiday tradition in Omaha. The concert features the Omaha Symphonic Chorus, accompanied by the Omaha Symphony.

Christmas Day, 3 to 5 p.m. – KVNO Christmas Card

Otis Twelve and Ben Rasmussen host a lively and heartfelt program, sharing their Christmas memories and favorites works.

Christmas Day, 9 p.m. – Christmas with the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square

The sounds of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square floated into many homes during the holidays in the ’60s & ’70s on Goodyear and Firestone albums, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special.

New Year’s Eve, 6 to 10 a.m. – Morning Classics New Year’s Special with Jeff Koterba

Jeff Koterba hosts for Otis Twelve, helping you prepare to ring in the New Year with your favorite classical music and a few surprises.

New Year’s Day, 10 a.m. to noon – New Year’s Day from Vienna

The 2022 Vienna Philharmonic New Year’s Concert takes place in the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna under the baton of Daniel Barenboim. This live broadcast will air in over 90 countries and followed by millions of television viewers around the world.

New Year’s Day, 4 p.m. – The Sounds of Kwanzaa from Garrett McQueen

Garrett McQueen, the host of the Sound of 13 on KVNO, celebrates Kwanzaa, the annual celebration of African-American culture.