Season in Song

With vocalists Kelley O’Connor & Nicholas Phan and California Symphony Brass Quintet

Online and on Walnut Creek TV

60 minutes

Watch on Vimeo here

What’s Interesting About This Concert

We’re home but not alone for the holidays with this final FREE virtual concert of 2020 featuring selections by Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor teams and acclaimed tenor Nicholas Phan. The California Symphony Brass Quintet rounds out the unmistakable sound of the holidays in a program designed to get everyone in the spirit of the season.

Join 30 minutes ahead of the concert start time as Music Director Donato Cabrera interviews the featured performers.

This concert is sponsored by Mechanics Bank and made possible by California Symphony donors, with additional support from a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).

The Program

BachArias from the Christmas Oratorio

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BachDuet from Cantata 63 (Ruft und flieht den Himmel an)

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BrittenThe Holly and the Ivy

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HolstIn the Bleak Midwinter

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HeggieOn the Road to Christmas: Good King Merrily on High

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MuhlyM.A.R.Y.

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WolfSpanisches Liederbuch

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Handel (arr. Jack Gale)🎺 Joy to the World

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arr. Jack Gale🎺 The First Noel

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Richard S. Willis (arr. Jack Gale)🎺 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear

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(arr. Forrest Byram) 🎺 Chanukkah Latkes

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arr. Richard WaltersGesu Bambino

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TraditionalO Holy Night

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🎺Denotes works performed by California Symphony Brass Quintet

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Featured Artists

Music Director, Donato Cabrera

Kelley O'Connor, mezzo soprano

Nicholas Phan, tenor

Robert Mollicone, pianist

William Harvey, trumpet

Scott Macomber, trumpet

Meredith Brown, French horn

Don Benham, Principal trombone

Forrest Byram, Principal tuba

Making Music Concerts at Home Fun

We like to do things a little differently...

  • Pre-concert interview with Maestro Cabrera and guest(s) begins 30 minutes before the show
  • Add comments in the chat window to let us know you're with us, if viewing online
  • Bring your drinks to your seats and stock up on ice cream
  • Clap when you like what you hear - why not?

Deep Dive

Getting to Know Kelley O'Connor and Nicholas Phan

O Holy Hits and Misses

Kelley O'Connor's Family Favorite Sticky Buns

A Violist's Mulled Wine Recipe

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