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As we travel through the year, Classical 91.5 will present a number of seasonal or holiday specials. Come back to this page on a regular basis to find out what specials we're offering to delight you and enrich your holiday celebrations.

The CSO starts December with Ravel; and ends with selections from Messiah and Nutcracker


12/7 Ravel: Mother Goose Dessner: Violin Concerto Stravinsky: Symphony in Three Movements (Pekka Kuusisto, v; Esa-Pekka Salonen, cond)

12/14 Ravel: Menuet antique Shostakovich: Violin Concerto No. 1 Debussy: La mer Ravel: La valse (David Afkham, cond)

12/21 Reiner Rarities Celebrating the CSO’s sixth music director Fritz Reiner! Kabalevsky: Colas Breugnon Overture Haydn: Symphony No. 88 Weinberger: Polka and Fugue from Schwanda the Bagpiper Liebermann: Concerto for Jazz Band and Orchestra Mahler: Symphony No. 4 (Lisa Della Casa, s; Fritz Reiner, cond)

12/26 Handel Messiah & Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Handel: Messiah, Part 1 (Kiri Te Kanawa, s; Anne Gjevang, a; Keith Lewis, t; Gwynne Howell, bs-bar; David Schrader, hc; Chicago Symphony Chorus; Margaret Hillis, dir; Sir Georg Solti, cond) Gabrieli/Crees: Sacrae Symphoniae No. 6, Sonata Pian e forte, Canzon duodecimi toni à 10 (Mark Ridenour, cond) Gabrieli/Block: Canzon septimi toni à 8 (Chicago Symphony Orchestra Brass) Tchaikovsky: Selections from The Nutcracker (Fritz Reiner, cond)