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Thanksgivukkah on WRTI!


Celebrate Thanksgiving and Hanukkah with your favorite radio station. We've got the music for the perfect holiday weekend!


Even if your Thanksgiving spread is far from traditional, have your radio tuned to WRTI during your holiday meal on November 28th to bring some standards to the table.  We’ll get you In A Sentimental Mood even if you’re only having Tea for Two.  You’ll feel like you’re spending Autumn In New York as we page through the Great American Songbook with classic and new arrangements to this great music.  For All We Know, you were already planning on tuning in during your Thanksgiving feast, because WRTI is you place for jazz, Come Rain or Come Shine.

Be sure to spend the holiday with us, starting at 6 pm. We promise that this timeless music will provide plenty of Happy Talk amongst your guests!

On November 27th, 28th and 29th at 9 pm, join us as we present three wonderful concerts of one of America’s finest big bands, the Airmen of Note.  Every year, the big band, comprised of members of the United States Air Force, record performances with special guests from the jazz world as part of the Jazz Heritage Series. Wednesday – Trombonist Andy Martin; Thursday – Vocalist Roberta Gambarini; Friday – Vibraphonist Joe Locke.

Celebrate Hanukkah with WRTI! Listen to two special programs on WRTI HD-2 and the All-Classical Stream at wrti.org on Saturday, November 30, 7 to 10 pm.

First up, at 7 pm, it’s "Hanukkah: In Story and Song." Actor Leonard Nimoy, and The Western Wind, present music and narration that serve as documentary of Hanukkah. It’s an eclectic compilation, including Hebrew folk melodies, classical European liturgical music, ancient Sephardic chants, traditional songs and more, providing insight on this holiday for Jews and non-Jews alike.

That’s followed at 8 pm by a complete performance of George Frideric Handel’s massive oratorio, Judas Maccabeus, the story of the Jewish warrior who led the revolt to liberate and rededicate the Temple, instituting the Hanukkah celebration. The performance stars Felicity Palmer, Janet Baker, Ryland Davies, John Shirley-Quirk and the Wadsworth School Choir.  The English Chamber Orchestra is led by Sir Charles Mackerras.


Happy Thanksgivukkah!