Hanukkah Lights 2014 and Candles Burning Brightly on “The Evening Concert”

December 15, 2014
 

Hanukkah starts at sundown Tuesday December 16, 2014. In anticipation of the holiday we present two Hanukkah specials: Hanukkah Lights 2014 and Candles Burning Brightly.

Monday, December 15, 2015

7:00 p.m.: Hanukkah Lights 2014 (from NPR)

A perennial NPR favorite with brand new Hanukkah stories written by acclaimed authors Debra Ginsberg, Anne Burt, Simone Zelitch, Andrew Borowitz, and Theodore Bikel. Hear a wide variety of stories perfect for the holiday — one story is funny and crisp, another historical, and there’s one with a multicultural theme. Also included is a story about the supernatural and one that ends with the best last line for any Hanukkah show, “Love is the only miracle.” Hosted by Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz.

8:00 p.m.: Candles Burning Brightly (from APM)

Join hosts Mindy Ratner and Bill Morelock for a one-hour celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. There's plenty of music from Jewish communities around the world, plus an exploration of holiday traditions, and a special story reading by the incomparable Theodore Bikel..

Dov Frimer, arr H Netsky/J Jacobson - Al Hanissim (Hebrew) - Zamir Chorale of Boston and instrumentalists/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
Traditional, arr J Miller - Shehecheyanu (Hebrew) - Chicago a cappella/Jonathan Miller (Chicago a cappella 2005)
Chaim Parchi, arr J Jacobson - Aleh Neiri (Hebrew) - Chaim Parchi, soloist; Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
Flory Jagoda, arr H Netsky - Ocho Candelikas (Ladino) - Soloists and New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky (Rounder 3165)
Leo Low, arr L Moore - Likhtelekh (Yiddish) - Coro Hebraeico/Neil Levin (Naxos 8.559410)
Traditional/Oujda, Morocco - Hanerot Hallalu ("These Light We Kindle") (Hebrew) - Voice of the Turtle (Titanic 159)
Traditional, arr A. Binder - Maoz Tsur "Rock of Ages" (Hebrew)
Italian chant - Maoz Tsur
Italian chant, arr Benedetto Marcello - Maoz Tsur
Italian chant, arr Hugo Chaim Adler - Maoz Tsur
Zamir Chorale of Boston/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
David Weintraub - Eight Bright Candles - Eaken Piano Trio (Naxos 8.554714)
Break bed: Samuel Adler - To Celebrate a Miracle (excerpt) - University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Wind Symphony/Rodney Winther (Naxos 8.559410)
Theodore Bikel reads "The Lost Menorah" by Howard Schwartz from Adam's Soul: The Collected Tales of Howard Schwartz (published by Jason Aronson in 1992; now out of print); used with the kind permission of the author
Scott Robinson - Great is the Miracle, mvt II - Eaken Piano Trio (Naxos 8.554714)
Shelley Olson - Blessing fr A Chanukah Cantata - Rosemary Quinn-Milch, cello (Maju Music 00-1.1)
Traditional Sephardic/Adrianopoli, Greece - Quital'tas (Ladino) - Piffaro, with Julianne Baird (rec live in concert, Dec 3, 2011)
Yiddish Folk Song - Bulbes "Potatoes" - Emil Decameron and His Orchestra, rec Vienna 1959 (Vanguard Classics OVC 6005)
Mikhl Gelbart, arr Mark Zuckerman - Ikh bin a kleyner dreydl (Yiddish) - Chicago a cappella/Jonathan Miller (Chicago a cappella 2005)
Traditional, arr J Jacobson - Drey, Dreydelekh (Yiddish) - Zamir Chorale of Boston and instrumentalists/Joshua Jacobson (Afka 901)
Flory Jagoda - Hanuka (Ladino) - Voice of the Turtle (Titanic 159)
Traditional Klezmer - Keshenev Bulgar - New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky (Rounder 3165)


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