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debate - Utah 3rd Congressional District
Oct 19 at 8pm
As a public service, Classical 89 and KBYU-TV Eleven have teamed up with the Utah Debate Commission for a series of debates to help you make your choices. This evening, tune in for a broadcast of a debate at Utah Valley University in Orem, featuring those running in Utah's 3rd Congressional District. The candidates are Democrat Stephen Tryon and Republican Jason Chaffetz. Join KBYU-TV Eleven live at 6pm, with a delayed broadcast on Classical 89 at 8pm. 10/19 – Debate (recorded 6:00-7:00 pm, aired at 8pm): Utah Congressional District 3

stradivarius violin competition
Oct 17-21, 9am, 12pm, 3pm
The idea of an international violin competition is exciting. Performing well in an international competition can help the winners obtain opportunities to perform, and assist them in securing recording contracts. Every three years since 2007, Salt Lake City has been host to just such an event: the Stradivarius International Violin Competition. This week, at 9am, noon, and 3pm Classical 89 will offer broadcasts of select performances from the July 2016 competition.

Organ Fest VIII
Nov 6 at 9pm
Tune in for Organ Fest VIII recorded in October 2015 at The Cathedral of the Madeleine. The concert featured organists from the Salt Lake Tabernacle – Richard Elliott, Clay Christiansen, Andrew Unsworth, Bonnie Goodliffe, and Linda Margetts, and Cathedral of the Madeleine organist Gabriele Terrone. And be sure to join us for Organ Fest IX, with these same performers in the Salt Lake Tabernacle on November 11 at 7:30pm.

Election Night Coverage
Nov 8 at 8pm
Classical 89 will bring you 30 minutes of election news and commentary, including results from the Utah Colleges Exit Poll.

Salute in Song
Nov. 11 at Noon and 7pm
Honoring the commitments made by the countless men and women who serve in our armed forces, this program features the male chorus, Cantus. Tune in for music and dialogue centered around the armed services.

BYU Philharmonic LIVE
Nov. 16 at 7:30pm
A live performance by the extraordinary BYU Philharmonic, conducted by Kory Katseanes and Joel Neves. RAVEL Alborado del grazioso; DEBUSSY Fetes; CHABRIER Espana; BERLIOZ Symphonie Fantastique

Giving Thanks to Music
Nov 24 at 8am and 3pm
Music holds a special meaning. Sometimes it marks a momentous time in one’s life, or recalls a deep-seated emotion that stirs us to our core. And sometimes it changes our lives in a profound way. The WFMT Radio Network has invited eight individuals from different walks of life to describe something they all have in common: the profound value classical music has had for them. As these outstanding people from the worlds of poetry, music, opera, film, theatre, humanitarian aid, and radio and television news reveal their experiences, we take a moment to give thanks for the music that has enriched our lives.

A Thanksgiving of American Folk Hymns
Nov. 24 at 9am and 2pm
Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with loved ones to give thanks to God for the bounties of life. It’s a heartwarming holiday which opens the festive season. In this special, enjoy music performed by BYU’s combined choirs and philharmonic. In addition, learn about the history of this uniquely American holiday.

A Feast for the Ears
Nov. 24 at 10am and 4pm
A melodic and intriguing exploration of Thanksgiving history, lore and roots in early European harvest festivals, as well as a thoughtful examination of the holiday's evolution and contemporary traditions. Enjoy highlights music by American composers such as Aaron Copland, Virgil Thomson, William Billings and Charles Ives, along with some undiscovered treasures by Rick Sowash and Mark O’Connor.

Giving Thanks: A Celebration of Fall, Food, and Gratitude
Nov. 24 at noon
For listeners in the kitchen, on the road, or relaxing after the feast, Giving Thanks provides the perfect atmosphere for Thanksgiving: the warmth of great music, and truly memorable words which reflect on the meaning of the holiday. No clichés about pilgrims and pumpkin pies here. Instead, a contemporary celebration of the spirit of gratitude.