Fri Dec 13, 2019

Liona Boyd to Welcome the Holidays with A WINTER FANTASY Concert Special on PBS flagship station WNED serving viewers in Toronto, Buffalo and Southern Ontario, as well as several other PBS stations (see list below). A Winter Fantasy is now also available to stream for free in Canada on CBC GEM.

Liona Boyd Photo Credit Dean Marrantz
Liona Boyd
Photo Credit Dean Marrantz

World-renowned classical guitarist, Liona Boyd and her protégé, Andrew Dolson perfectly capture a magical evening in the concert A Winter Fantasy airing at on WNED-TV and several other PBS stations. WNED Airdates are Dec 16th at 10:00pm and Dec 25th 1am. Ever since her platinum album, “A Guitar for Christmas,” Boyd’s music has been part of the holidays. A Winter Fantasy is a one-hour concert film that interweaves beloved traditional pieces, such as “Silent Night” and “The Huron Carol,” with Boyd’s own original material and the ethereal orchestrations of Peter Bond. Dolson accompanies Boyd on guitar and vocals as well as giving soaring operatic vocal renditions of “O Holy Night” and Boyd’s own epic “Aurora Borealis,” a tribute to the beauty of the northern lights.

Recorded in historic Richmond Hill United Church, A Winter Fantasy also features special guest, Grammy nominated flautist Ron Korb, as well as the Chancel Choir of Richmond Hill. Korb adds his acclaimed playing on two pieces, and The Chancel choir joins along with the exuberant Caribbean rhythms of “Christmas Dreams” to close out this special concert.

Stunning winter scenery from Boyd’s homeland of Canada add visual beauty to the production. A Winter Fantasy brings Boyd’s unique blend of romantic style and serene classical guitar music to the screen.

2019 PBS Airdates for A Winter Fantasy:

KUEN/Salt Lake City – Sunday, 12/8 at 8:00 p.m.
WEFS/Orlando – Tuesday, 12/10 at 10:00 p.m.
Kentucky PTV (Digital Ch. 2) – Wednesday, 12/11 8:00 p.m.
WLIW/New York ARTS Channel – Thursday, 12/12 at 11:00 a.m. & 4:00 p.m.
WOUB/Athens, OH – Sunday, 12/15 12:00 noon
WGVU LIFE/Grand Rapids, MI – Monday, 12/16 at 8:00 p.m.
WNED/Buffalo – Monday, 12/16 at 10:00 p.m.
WNMU/Marquette, MI – Wednesday, 12/18 at 10:00 p.m.
KOOD/Wichita, KS – Friday, 12/20 at 10:00 p.m.
KPTS/Kansas City – Wednesday, 12/25 2:00 p.m.
WBRA Life/Roanoke, VA – Wednesday, 12/25 10:00 p.m.

Liona Boyd A Winter FantasyFive-time Juno award winner, Liona Boyd, ”The First Lady of the Classical Guitar", has enthralled millions with her romantic and unique brand of classical, folk and world music. She has performed solo and orchestral concerts around the world had her own television specials and recorded twenty-eight albums, many of which have gone Gold and Platinum while her online views now total over six million.

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