U of I Holiday Jazz Concert to Air on Idaho Public Television
December 18, 2019
MOSCOW, Idaho — Dec. 18, 2019—A continuing partnership between the University of Idaho and Idaho Public Television (IdahoPTV) will bring a Vandal note to the sounds of this holiday season.
On Friday, Dec. 20, IdahoPTV will air a 60-minute edited version of U of I’s 2018 holiday concert, which will debut at 9 p.m. Mountain and Pacific times. The program will re-air on Dec. 21, 22 and 24, on IdahoPTV’s Plus channel.
U of I’s holiday concert is an annual tradition that brings together nearly 1,000 performers from schools throughout the region. These students join the U of I Jazz Choirs and accompanying ensembles from the nationally accredited Lionel Hampton School of Music, part of the university’s College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences, to perform holiday classics.
“Every year, the Lionel Hampton School of Music brings together its combined talents and unites them with community members and educators from all across the state,” said Sean Quinlan, dean of the College of Letters, Arts and Social Sciences.“It’s so wonderful to see so many young people performing and gaining so much from the experience. I can’t think of any experience quite like it.”
While more than 5,000 people attend the concert in person, the broadcast of 2018’s event will allow 98% of the state’s population to experience this special holiday performance. This is the fourth year IdahoPTV has shown the annual concert.
“Again this year we are privileged to shine a light on local talent from local universities,” said Jeff Tucker, director of content of IdahoPTV. “This concert from the University of Idaho, along with ‘A BYU-Idaho Christmas,’ are special treats for the entire state. We hear from folks around the state about how special these programs are during the holiday season.”
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