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Susquehanna Symphony Orchestra: Music for a Festive Season

  • Bel Air High School 100 Heighe Street Bel Air, MD, 21014 United States (map)

Pre-concert lecture to begin at 6:45 pm.

Sheldon Bair – Conductor
Sara Magill – Harp
Larry Noto – Narrator

  • Jesse Ayers – Fanfare and Carol for Christmas (on Joy to the World)

  • Jonathan Graybill – A Winter Celebration, premiere

  • Irving Berlin/arr. Bruce Chase – White Christmas

  • Arnold Kirshenbaum – Festival of Lights Medley, premiere

  • David Newman and Stephen Flaherty/arr. Custer – “Anastasia” Medley

  • Handel – Harp Concerto in B-flat Op. 4, No. 6

  • Handel – Concerto a due Cori – Selections (Overture and Allegro –  “And the Glory of the Lord”)

  • Robert Bauerle – Fanfare on Emmanuel

  • Mel Torme/arr. Robert Lowden – Christmas Song (“Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”)

  • Randol Bass – ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, narrated  by Larry Noto

  • Sheldon Bair – Christmas Sing Along

Music for a Festive Season is the title of the SSO’s ever-popular Holiday Concert, which will be performed on Saturday, December 8th.  The concert will contain many popular Christmas-time tunes, plus Bel Air native, harpist Sara Magill, will join us for Handel’s wonderful Harp Concerto in B-flat Major!  The concert will include such well-known pieces as Berlin’s “White Christmas” and Torme’s “Christmas Song” (“Chestnuts roasting on an open fire”).  Larry Noto will narrate “The Night Before Christmas” and the audience will have two chances to sing along with the SSO!