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Hanukkah Specials on Radio

Written by Fred Vigeant, Director of Programming and Promotions for TV and Radio | Dec 2, 2015 9:30 AM

Join WITF 89.5 & 93.3 for two specials featuring stories and music for the season of Hanukkah. 

Candles Burning Brightly - Sunday December 6 at 7:00pm

A one-hour celebration of Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Lights with an exploration of Hanukkah foods and traditional activities ... and plenty of music including:

  • Yiddish Folk Melody (arr Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman and Brian Stokes Mitchell; orch L Hochman): "O Chanukah, O Chanukah" fr "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" Suite - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond w/Ron Raines, bar (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)

  • Traditional (arr Robert Schultz; adapted Andrea Stern): "Blessing" - Andrea Stern, harp; rec at Maud Moon Weyerhaeuser Studio at American Public Media, July 2014

  • Solomon Golub (arr Zalman Mlotek): "Borukh Ate Singt der Tate" - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)

  • Traditional Folk Melody: "Lichvod HaChanukah" - Ron Raines, bar w/Essential Voices USA Orch/Judith Clurman, cond (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)

  • Folk Melody (arr Judith Clurman, Larry Hochman and Brian Stokes Mitchell; orch L Hochman): "Haneirot Halalu" fr "Songs of Freedom: A Celebration of Chanukah" Suite - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)

  • Traditional (arr H Steiner): "Haneyros Halalu" - New England Conservatory Jewish Music Ensemble/Hankus Netsky, cond (Rounder 3165)

  • Flory Jagoda (arr/prod Steve Barnett): "Ocho Candelikas" - Chanticleer and the Chanticleer Holiday Orchestra/Joseph Jennings, cond; used with permission of arranger/producer

  • Jay Unger: "Lights of Chanukah" - the Jay Unger & Molly Mason Family Band w/University of Mary Washington Philharmonic Orch/Kevin Bartram, cond (Rounder 9153)

  • Folksong (arr Stephen Prussing): "Hayo, Haya" - Sursum Corda/Lester Siegel, cond (MSR 1295)

  • Paul Schoenfield: "Al Hanisim" - Essential Voices USA/Judith Clurman, cond w/Paul Schoenfield, p (Dorian Sono Luminus 92182)

Hanukkah Lights 2015 - December 13 at 7:00pm

A perennial NPR favorite, Hanukkah Lightsfeatures Hanukkah stories and memoirs written by Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Jonathan Safran Foer as read by NPR's Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz..

Candles, latkes, action: It's "Hanukkah Lights," with stories of the season from NPR, a perennial NPR favorite. Join hosts Susan Stamberg and Murray Horwitz with stories and memoirs written by Kathryn Blume, Leah Lax, Eric Kimmel, Isaac Bashevis Singer, and Jonathan Safran Foer, plus a classic from the "Hanukkah Lights" vault by Erika Dreifus.

Whether you like your Hanukkah tales humorous or historical, magical or true-to-life, there's something for you in this brand-new collection of holiday stories.

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