What’s Interesting About This Concert
We’re home but not alone for the holidays with the final FREE virtual concert in 2020. Kelley O’Connor and Nicholas Phan sing seasonal selections, and the California Symphony Brass Quintet rounds out the unmistakable sound of the holiday season. Join 30 minutes ahead of the concert start time as Music Director Donato Cabrera interviews the featured performers.
- Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor teams up with acclaimed tenor Nicholas Phan to perform a mix of traditional holiday favorites and lesser known pieces in a program designed to get everyone in the spirit of the season.
- California Symphony Brass Quintet performs holiday favorites including arrangements by our very own principal tuba, Forrest Byram.
This concert is made possible by California Symphony donors, with additional support from a CARES Act grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
Handel (arr. Jack Gale)Joy to the World
BachArias from the Christmas Oratorio
Richard S. Willis (arr. Jack Gale)It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
BrittenThe Holly and the Ivy
(arr. Forrest Byram) Chanukkah Latkes
HolstIn the Bleak Midwinter
BachDuet from Cantata 63 (Ruft und flieht den Himmel an)
arr. Jack GaleThe First Noel
HeggieOn the Road to Christmas: Good King Merrily on High
arr. Richard WaltersGesu Bambino
TraditionalO Holy Night
Meredith Brown, French horn
Forrest Byram, Principal tuba