Sunday Concert Hall

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Sunday Concert Hall

Sundays at 2pm on WVIA-FM 

Fine performances recorded live including the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Minnesota Orchestra, and many concerts from throughout the WVIA listening area including the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic.

December Schedule

12/18, Advent Voices. Advent is a time of quiet contemplation and waiting. It's waiting for darkness to become light and for hopes to be realized. Throughout the centuries Advent has been observed musically in sacred and secular ways. Join Lynne Warfel for an hour of the most beautiful vocal music inspired by and written for Advent.

3pm, Christmas with The Mormon Tabernacle Choir. The sounds of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir floated into many homes during the holidays in the '60s & '70s on Goodyear and Firestone albums, bringing lush renditions of favorite Christmas carols. Those warm memories and feelings come right back again in this holiday special. The choir continues its tradition of great artistry with touching arrangements of familiar carols, and surprises with lesser-known melodies that are fast becoming the new classics.

12/25, The Messiah Sing-Along.

It’s become the regional holiday tradition for families and music lovers that gives music lovers  the opportunity to join with The Arcadia Chorale in performing one of the great masterworks of the choral art. Recorded by WVIA at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Pro-Cathedral, Wilkes-Barre.


January Schedule

1/1, Beethoven’s 9th. What better way to welcome 2017 than with a performance of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony. Sir Georg Solti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Chorus. The soloists are: Pilar Lorengar, Yvonne Minton, Stuart Burrows and Martti Talvela. Also featured, Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks

1/8, San Francisco Symphony. Anne-Sophie Mutter is featured in the Brahms Violin Concerto. Also the “Spring” Symphony of Schumann and music of John Adams. Michael Tilson Thomas conducts

1/15, San Francisco Symphony. Pablo Heras-Casado conducts a program that includes the Violin Concerto by Tchaikovsky featuring soloist Joshua Bell and two Chamber Symphonies, one by John Adams and one by Arnold Schoenberg.

1/22, San Francisco Symphony. Music of the Viennese Classical period is featured in a Symphony by Haydn and the early Piano Concerto No. 9 of Mozart, “Jeunehomme” featuring soloist Igor Levit. Also two modern masterworks: Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements and the Symphony No. 7 of Jean Sibelius.

1/29, San Francisco Symphony. Esa-Pekka Salonen conducts Ravel’s Mother Goose and Stravinsky’s complete ballet The Firebird, as well as the conductor’s own work titled Nyx.



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