MSU’s Home for the Holidays Broadcast on WKAR TV and Radio

  • One-hour special on Dec. 20, 10 p.m. and Dec. 25, 8 p.m.
  • Two-hour radio broadcast on Dec. 21, at noon and Dec. 24, at 2 p.m.

If you weren't able to be in the audience at the College of Music's December 1st presentation of MSU's Home for the Holidays, you are in luck! The performance, which took on a new slant from the longtime traditional concert, was recorded by WKAR-TV and Radio and will be presented four times during the next few days.

The holiday celebration, featuring soloists and ensembles from MSU's College of Music, includes holiday tunes “Santa Baby” (with saxophonist Joseph Lulloff and the Jazz Combo, pictured above), “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (MSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble), “Baby It’s Cold Outside (soprano Anne Nispel, baritone Peter Lightfoot, and the Jazz Combo), “Jingle Bell Rock” (MSU Children’s Choir), and the Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy from “The Nutcracker," featuring Jennifer and Jessica Jiminez of the Children’s Ballet Theatre of Michigan.

Other performers featured in the program include soprano Molly Fillmore, violist Yuri Gandelsman and pianist Janna Gandelsman, soprano Melanie Helton, violinist Walter Verdehr, pianist Derek Polischuk, the Tuba-Eupohnium Ensemble, Slivovitz Klezmer Ensemble, and many more. The live production was directed by Melanie Helton and conducted by Sandra Snow and centered around the seasonal favorite Die Fledermaus by Johann Strauss II. 

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