Two programs for Hanukkah pre-empt tonight’s expected chamber music concerts

December 09, 2018

Tonight at 7:00 on the “Evening Concert” on FM 90.9 you’ll hear the first of two Hanukkah specials: “Hanukkah Lights 2018” with new stories like “Ellis Island Hanukkah” and “The Magic Candles”. At 8:00 you’ll hear an encore of “Candles Burning Brightly”, an exploration of Chanukah foods, traditional activities, and music.

Sunday December 9: Two Hanukkah Specials

Hanukkah Lights 2018 (from NPR)

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lights 2018 features all new Hanukkah stories: Ellis Island Hanukkah, The Magic Candles, The View From Masada, plus more. Written by R.L. Maizes, Lia Pripstein, Elisa Albert, and Ellen Orleans. Read by hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz. (No detailed rundown found.)


Candles Burning Brightly (Encore) (from APM)

Mindy Ratner hosts this 2017 encore celebration of Chanukah, the Jewish Festival of Lights. “Candles Burning Brightly” explores Chanukah foods, traditional activities, and plenty of music.

Traditional Yiddish (arr H Netsky) – Oy, Chanukah…New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble

Traditional Sephardic – Los Siete Hijos de Hanna…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Solomon Golub (arr Z Mlotek) – Borukh Ate zingt der Tate…Essential Voices USA

Traditional Folk Melody – Lichvod HaChanukah…Ron Raines, baritone; Essential Voices USA Orchestra

Hugo Chaim Adler – Hannerot Hallalu…Carolina Chamber Chorale; Zhou Jin, piano

Folk Melody (arr Clurman, Hochman & Mitchell) – Haneirot Halalu…Essential Voices USA

Traditional Yiddish – Haneyros Halalu…Lissa Schneckenburger, violin; Hankus Netsky, piano

Chaim Parchi (arr J Jacobson) – Aleh Neiri…Chaim Parchi, soloist; Zamir Chorale of Boston

Leo Low (arr L Moore) – Likhtelekh…Coro Hebraeico

Traditional Hebrew – Mi Zeh Hidlik…Counterpoint

Flory Jagoda (arr H Netsky) – Ocho Candelikas…Rebecca Shrimpton, Marissa Steingold & the New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble

Traditional Sephardic – Azeremoz una merenda…Voice of the Turtle

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (English)…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Hebrew)…Zamir Chorale of Boston

Traditional – Maoz Tsur (Instrumental)…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Traditional – My Little Dreydl…Rachel Van Voorhees, harp

Traditional Yiddish – Ich bin a kleyner dreydl…Chicago a Cappella

Traditional Hebrew (arr S Barnett) – S’vivon…New England Conservatory Chorus

Judith Shatin – Nun, Gimel, Hei, Shin…New London Children’s Choir

Avrom Goldfaden (arr E Levine) – Drey Zikh, Dreydele…Western Wind Vocal Ensemble

Abraham Ellstein and Moishe Oysher (arr Ellstein, Jacobson & Netsky) – Drey Dreydele…Cantor Morton Shames; New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble and Chorus

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These programs are partially sponsored by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency.

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