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Holiday Harmony

Beginning December 14th and continuing through December 25th, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra will offer Holiday Harmony: 12 Musical Days of ASO, daily performances including full orchestral movements, special solo pieces and jazz versions of holiday music. These performances are free and can be accessed by filling out the form below!

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Holiday Harmony Schedule

Monday, December 14

Six pieces from the Nutcracker Suite by P. I. Tchaikovsky: Overture -Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy- Russian Dance, Trepak - Arabian Dance - Chinese Dance- Dance of the Mirlitons
Robert DiLutis, clarinet
Rachel Franklin, piano

Tuesday, December 15

Pines of Rome 1st mvt. “The Pines in the Villa Borghese” by Ottorino Respighi
ASO at Strathmore, José-Luis Novo, conductor

Wednesday, December 16

Angel Gabriel (traditional Basque)
Rachel Franklin, piano
Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass

Thursday, December 17

The Holly and The Ivy (traditional British)
Sing We Now of Christmas (traditional French)
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (traditional British)
Al Hanisim (traditional Jewish)
Ner Li by D. Samburski
Pat-a-Pan by Bernard de La Monnoye
The Wassail Song (traditional English)

Fatma Daglar, oboe
Rachel Franklin, piano

Friday, December 18

Pines of Rome 2nd mvt. “Pines Near a Catacomb” by Ottorino Respighi
ASO at Strathmore, José-Luis Novo, conductor

Saturday, December 19

Romanian Christmas Carols Sz. 57 by Béla Bartók - No’s 1,2,3,5,7, 8 & 10
Sonos Trio: Christian Tremblay, violin; Rachel Franklin, piano; Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass guitar

Sunday, December 20

Salut d’amour by Edward Elgar
Madonna, du bist schöner als der Sonnenschein (When Day Is Done) by Robert Katscher/ arr. Jonathan Jensen
Netanel Draiblate, violin
Lura Johnson, piano

Monday, December 21

Greensleeves, (traditional British) /arr. Daniel Kelley
Ebats Folatres (Boisterous Frolicking) from Suite Champêtre by M. Boucard
Silent Night by Franz Gruber/arr. William Zinn.
Kimberly Valerio, flute
Anthony Valerio, French horn

Tuesday, December 22

Wexford Carol (traditional Irish)
Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Felix Mendelssohn
Québécois fiddling tune: Reel de Rimouski (traditional French Canadian)
Sonos Trio: Christian Tremblay, violin; Rachel Franklin, piano: Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass

Wednesday, December 23

Pines of Rome 3rd mvt. “The Pines of the Janiculum” by Ottorino Respighi
ASO at Strathmore, José-Luis Novo, conductor

Thursday, December 24

Pines of Rome 4th mvt. “The Pines of the Appian Way” by Ottorino Respighi (6’)
ASO at Strathmore, José-Luis Novo, conductor

Friday, December 25

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
My Favorite Things, by Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein
Sonos Trio: Christian Tremblay, violin; Rachel Franklin, piano; Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass

BONUS: Saturday, December 26

Broadcast on 91.5FM WBJC Music in Maryland, 6pm
Brahms Violin Concerto, Noah Bendix Balgley
Love Scene from Romeo and Juliette by Hector Berlioz
Háry János Suite by Zoltán Kodály
Petra Berenyi, cimbalom

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Also, in lieu of the previously scheduled Holiday Concert, ASO subscribers and Symphony+ members are invited to a virtual Beethoven Birthday Bash on December 18, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of his birth. The performance will include the first three movements of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony plus the Leonore 3 Overture by the ASO at Strathmore, José-Luis Novo conductor.

Looking for the perfect holiday gift? Give live music! The Symphony+ All Access Household pass ($99) can be enjoyed by all ages, from anywhere in the world. Symphony+ includes all ASO Live! live stream performances, pre-concert ASO Chats, unlimited ASO RePlay and bonus content such as the Beethoven Birthday Bash. Single tickets are also available ($49) for upcoming live stream performances. The ASO Virtual Box Office is open 24/7 for your convenient shopping at SymphonyPlus.org

“So many families are making the tough decision to forego in-person gatherings over the holidays to keep everyone COVID safe,” said Herrera. “Watching our free 12 Days of Music or giving a Symphony+ Household pass as a gift, allows families and friends to unite virtually and share a wonderful evening of music.”