Classical Pacific, December 26, 2019: Boxing Day

Detail, Stained glass window, Canterbury Cathedral

  Today on Classical Pacific, I am celebrating Boxing Day by playing music by composers from the British Isles from the Renaissance forward. 

Boxing Day, celebrated in England since at least the Middle Ages, is held on the day after Christmas (or the first weekday after Christmas). The celebration now extends to many of the countries that were part of the British Empire. On this day, people have traditionally boxed up gifts for servants and workers to show their appreciation for work done throughout the year.

Classical Pacific presents classical music from pre-Renaissance to the current day, locally curated by Louise King Lanzilotti from a Pacific perspective. The program is live weekdays from 3-6pm Hawaiian Standard time, streaming live on hawaiipublicradio.org and on the HPR mobile app.  

Questions? Comments? Email me: llanzilotti@hawaiipublicradio.org

Listen on the radio or join listeners around the world who stream HPR2 in one of two ways:

1. Go to hawaiipublicradio.org. Click on Programs, then HPR-2 Schedule, then find today's Classical Pacific link at 3pm. Information on each album will be displayed as the music plays, often with the cover of the album showing, too.  Or - 

2. Go to the HPR App on your smart phone (you can download it for free, if you don't already have it). Choose HPR2. As the program plays, you'll see the information on each album, just as you do on the website. 

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