The Orchestra for the past two Christmas Concerts performed music from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty ballets. This year we will play music from his third and most challenging ballet – “Swan Lake”. We will also be preforming the “Overture to Miracle on 34th Street” from the beloved movie of the same name. Over the past series of concerts, we have played Venus, Mars, and Uranus from Gustav Holst’s The Planets. For Christmas, the Orchestra will play the very popular “Jupiter” with melodies that are used in church hymns. The Orchestra will also perform the 4th Movement of Mendelssohn’s Symphony Number 5 which is based on the great theme “A Mighty Fortress is Our God.”
There are so many miracles around us, and we have the blessings from our musicians AND our composers. Our Composer in Residence Dr. M L Daniels will conduct one of our favorite pieces: “Into Love’s Light“. Our Assistant Conductor Kyle Myers will conduct “Armed Forces Salute” to honor our servicemen, service women and veterans. Andrew Grainger, an Englishman who has become a Texan and is known by many of our musicians, will conduct the World Premier of his piece “Symphonic Dance #1“.
Friday, Dec 16th – 7:30 pm – Free!
St Margaret Mary Catholic Church
1101 W. New Hope Dr
Saturday, Dec 17th – 7:30 pm – Free!
Klett Center for the Performing Arts
2211 N. Austin Ave.
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