2013 Holiday Program Guide

Classical

Dec. 8
8 a.m. – Sacred Classics Colorado Christmas

Enjoy highlights of performances by Colorado’s own local choral groups in this special edition of “Sacred Classics,” hosted by David Rutherford.

Dec. 13
7:30 p.m. – Handel’s “Messiah”

The second in a series of six live broadcasts featuring the Colorado Symphony, this special includes a holiday theme with Douglas Boyd conducting a performance of Handel’s “Messiah.”

Dec. 14
3 p.m. – "Carol Countdown"

Join host David Rutherford for this three-hour special as he counts down the top holiday carols with festive selections submitted by listeners. This special also airs on Dec. 25 at 12 p.m.

Dec. 15
7 p.m. – Colorado Spotlight Colorado Christmas

Host Charley Samson showcases Colorado musicians performing holiday classics.

Dec. 20
6 p.m. – St. Olaf Concert

Dec. 24
8 a.m. – “Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols”

Enjoy performances by the King’s College Choir during this annual classic, broadcast from the college chapel in Cambridge, EnglandThis special also airs on Dec. 28 and Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.

1:30 p.m. – Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker"

6 p.m. – Candlelight Christmas
Enjoy a soundtrack of seasonal favorites during your Christmas Eve celebrations.

Dec. 25
All day – A Classical Colorado Christmas

Tune to CPR Classical throughout Christmas Day for holiday music and carols.

Dec. 28
6 p.m. – 2013 Classical Music Retrospective

Take a look back at the year in classical music during this retrospective, featuring notable music news from Colorado, classical music anniversaries, memorable world premieres and more. This special also airs on Dec. 30 at 7 p.m.

Dec. 31
6 p.m. – Beethoven Bash

Ring in the new year with host Charley Samson and all nine Beethoven Symphonies, including the Ode to Joy portion of “Symphony No. 9” at midnight.

Jan. 1
9 a.m. – Vienna New Year's Days Concert

Live from the Golden Hall of the Musikverein in Vienna, Franz Welser-Möst leads the annual celebration concert by the Vienna Philharmonic.

OpenAir

Dec. 21
12 p.m. – Best of Mile High Noon Colorado Christmas

In this  Christmas edition of “Mile High Noon,” host Corey Jones shares holiday music from Colorado bands along with details on seasonal concerts happening in and around Denver. This special also airs on Dec. 22 at 5 p.m.

5 p.m. – RetroFit Holiday Rarities
This special also airs on Dec. 22 at 12 p.m.

Dec. 24
12 p.m. – Holiday Music

Listen to OpenAir beginning at noon on Christmas Eve through Dec. 25 at 6 p.m. for a remix on the traditional holiday soundtrack.

Dec. 28
4 p.m. – Off the Charts 2013 Notable #1’s

Tune in as host Alisha Sweeney relives memorable albums that reached the top spot on the OpenAir weekly Top 30 list this year. This special also airs on Dec. 29 at 1 p.m.

12 p.m. – Best of Mile High Noon Colorado Best of 2013
In this year-end edition of “Mile High Noon,” host Corey Jones highlights the top releases of the year from the Colorado music scene.  This special airs on Dec. 28 at 12 p.m. and on Dec. 29 at 5 p.m.

Dec. 31
5 p.m. – New Year's Revolution

Listen to memorable New Year’s songs by artists from then and now, including Spike Jones, Death Cab for Cutie, the Beach Boys and Guy Lombardo.  This special also airs on Dec. 31 at 11 p.m.

Jan. 1
All day – 2013 Listeners Poll

Celebrate the start of a new year as OpenAir hosts unveil results of this year’s Listener Poll, counting down the top albums of 2013.

News

Dec. 20
10 a.m. – Best of Mile High Noon Colorado Christmas

In this  Christmas edition of “Mile High Noon,” host Corey Jones shares holiday music from Colorado bands along with details on seasonal concerts happening in and around Denver. This special also airs on Dec. 20 at 7 p.m. and on Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.

Dec. 24
10 a.m. – "Tinsel Tales 1" 

This special airs again on Dec. 24 at 6 p.m.

7 p.m. – "Carol Countdown"
Join CPR Classical host David Rutherford for this three-hour special for a countdown of the top holiday carols with festive selections  submitted by listeners.

Dec. 25
10 a.m. 
– "Tinsel Tales 2" 
This special airs again on Dec. 25 at 7 p.m. 

Dec. 31
8 p.m. – 2013 Classical Music Retrospective
Take a look back at the year in classical music during this retrospective, featuring notable music news from Colorado, classical music anniversaries, memorable world premieres and more. This special also airs on Jan. 1 at 10 a.m.

9 p.m.  Best of Mile High Noon Colorado Best of 2013
In this year-end edition of “Mile High Noon,” host Corey Jones highlights the top releases of the year from the Colorado music scene.  This special airs again on Jan. 1 at 7 p.m.