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).
BachArias from the Christmas Oratorio
BachDuet from Cantata 63 (Ruft und flieht den Himmel an)
BrittenThe Holly and the Ivy
HolstIn the Bleak Midwinter
HeggieOn the Road to Christmas: Good King Merrily on High
Handel (arr. Jack Gale)🎺 Joy to the World
arr. Jack Gale🎺 The First Noel
Richard S. Willis (arr. Jack Gale)🎺 It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
(arr. Forrest Byram) 🎺 Chanukkah Latkes
arr. Richard WaltersGesu Bambino
TraditionalO Holy Night
🎺Denotes works performed by California Symphony Brass Quintet
Meredith Brown, French horn
Forrest Byram, Principal tuba
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Pre-concert interview with Maestro Cabrera and guest(s) begins 30 minutes before the show
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