LOCAL HOLIDAY MUSIC ON 90.7 HD-2
Our third annual installment of local holiday concerts will air on 90.7 WMFE’s HD-2 classical station on Monday, Dec. 24, and Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018. The lineup includes performances by Central Florida high schools, colleges and performing arts organizations. See below for more information.
Here’s the lineup for both Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25:
08:00 a.m. Bach Festival Society of Winter Park
09:17 a.m. Brass Band of Central Florida at St. Luke’s Part 1
09:55 a.m. Crooms Academy of Information and Technology
10:02 a.m. Brass Band of Central Florida at St. Luke’s Part 2
10:44 a.m. Home Concert featuring UCF music professor Ayako Yonetani, Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya & Andrew Sugaya
11:06 a.m. Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert
11:48 a.m. Freedom High School
11:54 a.m. Indian Trails Middle School
11:59 a.m. Maitland Symphony Orchestra
12:29 p.m. Lake Nona High School Symphonic Orchestra
12:37 p.m. Space Coast Symphony Orchestra
12:43 p.m. Timucua Arts Foundation
01:36 p.m. Stetson University
02:36 p.m. Montverde Academy
04:08 p.m. Lake Howell High School
04:36 p.m. Timber Creek High School
Miss a broadcast? Don’t worry — the performances will be archived below.
Crooms Academy of Information Technology play audio
Air times: 9:55 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Crooms Academy’s Steel Band & Percussion ensemble holiday music performed in 2004 at their Holiday concert.
Freedom High School play audio
Air times: 11:48 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Freedom High School Advanced Guitar Ensemble’s “Tasto performs “El Noi de la Mare”, arranged by Alan Hirsch. Also the Guitar Orchestra performs “In Dulci Jubilo”, arranged by Andrew Forrest. And, guitar soloist, 11th grader Gabriel Quintero, performs Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”. All were recorded on Dec. 13.
Indian Trails Middle School play audio
Air times: 11:54 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Indian Trails’ show choir performed “Sending You a Little Christmas” at their concert on Dec. 4. The soloists at the beginning of the song are Ella Herman and A’Siya (pronounced AH-SIGH-UH) Magazine, both eighth graders.
Lake Howell High School play audio
Air times: 4:08 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
The Lake Howell Winter Concert was Dec. 13 and featured Jazz Band, Percussion Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. Learn more at lakehowell.scps.k12.fl.us.
Lake Nona High School play audio
Air times: 12:29 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Lake Nona’s Symphonic Orchestra presented its Fall Orchestra Concert on Oct. 23. It featured a combination of all of the Lake Nona Middle School, Innovation Middle School, and Lake Nona High School’s orchestras.
Montverde Academy play audio
Air times: 2:36 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Montverde Academy’s six-part a cappella choir presented secular Christmas tunes on Dec. 8. Montverde Academy’s Choir presented “Lessons and Carols” on Dec. 1. Learn more at: www.montverde.org.
Timber Creek High School play audio
Air times: 4:36 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Timber Creek High School’s Prism Concert was performed on Friday, Dec. 14.
Stetson University play audio
Air times: 1:36 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
The Stetson University Christmas Candlelight Concert featured more than 200 student musicians celebrating the holiday season in four live performances in Stetson’s historic Lee Chapel in early December. The Christmas Candlelight Artistic Director is Dr. Timothy Peter, Director of Choral Activities. Learn more at stetson.edu.
University of Central Florida Professor Ayako Yonetani play audio
Air times: 10:44 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
UCF music professor Ayako Yonetani and her family – son Andrew Sugaya and husband Dr. Kiminobu Sugaya – performed Christmas Song Medley: A Home Concert on Dec. 10. Ayako and Kimi will be giving a fundraising home concert to benefit the new UCF Graduate String Quartet Program on Jan. 26. Their next concert as part of the Polasek Museum concert series is March 10.
PERFORMING ARTS ORGANIZATIONS
Bach Festival Society of Winter Park play audio
Air times: 8 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
“All is Bright: A Choral Christmas”, presented by Bach Festival Choir, Youth Choir and Orchestra, John V. Sinclair, conductor, was released in 2013. Learn more at bachfestivalflorida.org
The Brass Band of Central Florida play part 1 | play part 2
Air times: 9:17 a.m. and 10:02 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
The Brass Band of Central Florida presented three performances of their annual Holiday Concert for St Luke’s Concert Series on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1 at St Luke’s Lutheran Church in Oviedo. Gareth Pritchard serves as Music Director for the BBCF. Learn more about this unique ensemble at brassbandofcentralflorida.org. Or visit SLLCS.org for previews of remaining performances in St. Luke’s Concert Series 2018-19 Season.
Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra play audio
Air times: 11:06 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Over 80 Florida Symphony Youth Orchestra (FSYO) alumni from all across the world joined each other on stage to celebrate the holiday season at the December 22, 2013, holiday alumni concert. Learn more at fsyo.org.
Maitland Symphony Orchestra play audio
Air times: 11:59 a.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
The Maitland Symphony Orchestra performed Dec. 9 at Maitland Presbyterian Church a musical celebration “From Russia”. The orchestra is made up of volunteers who come together for two hours every Thursday evening to learn and polish the music you’re about to hear. They come from all over Central Florida—not just Maitland—some of them driving great distances to be a part of this amazing orchestra. They range in age from teenagers to septuagenarians, and come from diverse faiths and backgrounds, all with one goal: To play each selection to the best of their ability. Learn more at PAMaitland.org.
Opera Orlando play audio
Opera Orlando presents Aria “Elle a fui, la tourtelle!” from Tales of Hoffmann featuring Laura León as Antonio and musicians from the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra.
Space Coast Symphony play audio
Air times: 12:37 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
The Symphony presents Nutcracker selections from December 2016 with the Galmont Ballet at the Scott Center in Melbourne. They performed “Sleigh Ride” in December 2014 at the Scott Center. Learn more at SpaceCoastSymphony.org.
Timucua Arts Foundation play audio
Air times: 12:43 p.m. Dec. 24 & Dec. 25
Stan Cording’s string quartet Christmas CD was recorded at Timucua White House in July 2016. Timucua presented the Basilica Choir, the professional choir-in-residence at the Basilica of the National Shrine of Mary, Queen of the Universe, in concert in March 2017. Learn more at timucua.com.