Happy Holidays from KTEP 88.5 FM

KTEP has a number of Holiday programs planned for this special season.  Check the schedule below for your favorites and spend the holidays with us!

Monday December 23 at 7pm
El Paso Wind Symphony Winter Wonderland Concert

The El Paso Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Ron Hufstader present a holiday concert recorded on December 6, 2013.

Monday December 23 at 8pm
St. Olaf Christmas Festival

A service in song and word that has become one of the nation’s most cherished holiday celebrations. Tickets to the event, which takes place at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, are always gone months in advance. The festival includes hymns, carols, choral works, and orchestral selections celebrating the Nativity and featuring more than 500 student musicians who are members of five choirs and the St. Olaf Orchestra.

Monday December 23 at 10pm
A Jazz Piano Christmas

NPR Music brings you another great concert from the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Andy Bey, Stanley Cowell, Sullivan Fortner and Michele Rosewoman perform their favorite holiday songs.

Tuesday December 24 at 8pm
A Festival Of Nine Lessons And Carols

Hosted by Michael Barone, this is a live stereo music and spoken-word broadcast from the chapel of King's College in Cambridge, England. The 30-voice King's College Choir performs the legendary Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols service of readings and music.

Wednesday December 25 at 8pm
Messiah from Washington National Cathedral

Each year the Cathedral’s annual Messiah performances during the first weekend of December attract an audience of some 6000 from the greater Washington area. The performance features a team of the finest international soloists, coming from the US and abroad.

Wynton Marsalis
Credit Photo Credit: Frank Stewart

Tuesday December 31 at 7pm
Toast of the Nation 2014

An NPR tradition every New Year's Eve, Toast of the Nation is perfect for the occasion. It's jazz that you can party to, all night from coast to coast, with countdowns to midnight in all four continental time zones. Spirited, improvised, grooving and swinging, each segment is a stop in a sequence of celebrations and contributing something new to the musical feast.

Featured performers this year include the Donald Harrison Quintet, the Wynton Marsalis Septet, Paquito D'Rivera, and Bobby McFerrin. 

Wednesday January 1, 2014 at 8pm
New Year's Day from Vienna 2014

Get ready to pop the New Year's Day champagne! The Vienna Philharmonic presents its annual salute to the waltz on New Year's Day 2014. The orchestra has invited Daniel Barenboim to welcome 2014 by conducting the annual New Year's year's concert, honoring his 25 years of musical collaboration with the orchestra, and his efforts to bring peace to the world through music. Hear the hit tunes of the Strauss family and others -- polkas, gallops and waltzes, live from the Musikverein, on New Year's Day from Vienna. Hosted by Laura Carlo of WCRB Classical New England, a service of WGBH.