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JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

Friday, December 8
Kleinhans Music Hall, 10:30 am

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Join JoAnn Falletta, the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, and soprano Aundi Moore to celebrate the season with centuries of classical treasures! Come at 9 AM for complimentary coffee and doughnuts.


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV “Dance of the Tumblers” from Snow Maiden


TCHAIKOVSKY Act II Pas de Deux from The Nutcracker, Op. 71
  Valse Finale et Apotheosis from Nutcracker


BIZET “Farandole” from Suite No. 2 from L’Arlésienne
SCHUBERT / Carmen Dragon Ave Maria

Aundi Marie Moore


ADOLPHE ADAM / John Rutter O Holy Night

Aundi Marie Moore



JOHN RUTTER Candlelight Carol

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus



J. S. BACH Jachzet Frohlocket from Weihnachtsoratorium, BWV 248

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus


RANDOL BASS / ARR RANDOL BASS Fanfare: Joy to the World

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus



VIVALDI Concerto in G minor for Two Cellos and Orchestra, R. 531

I.    Allegro

Roman Mekinulov

Benjamin Mekinulov



CORELLI Concerto Grosso, Op. 6, No. 8, “Christmas Concerto”

I. Vivace – Grave – Allegro

II. Adagio – Allegro – Adagio

III. Vivace

IV. Allegro

V. Pastorale


 MENOTTI Introduction, March and Shepherd’s Dance from Amahl and the Night Visitors



PIETRO A. YON / arr. William Ryden Gesu Bambino

Aundi Marie Moore


JOHN RUTTER Mary’s Lullaby

Aundi Marie Moore



HANDEL Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah

Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus


LEROY ANDERSON A Christmas Festival

Joy to the World

Deck the Halls

Good King Wenceslas

Hark the Herald Angels Sing

Silent Night

Jingle Bells

Adeste Fidelis


About Aundi Moore

Award Winning Soprano Aundi Marie Moore is a native of Chesapeake, Virginia and quickly establishing herself as one of America’s leading young sopranos, receiving accolades from audience and critics alike. She is a former member of the Domingo-Cafritz Washington National Opera Young Artist Program, where Maestro Placido Domingo hand picked her among hundreds of applicants. Celebrated for being the 2015 winner of The American Prize in Voice, Ms. Moore was recently hailed for possessing a voice of “clarion beauty” (The Washington Post) with “Tender effect…compelling” (Opera News), and noted for her “Bluesy Humming with a honeyed tone” (New York Times). She was singled out by The Richmond Times which reported “Now to the spectacular: Throughout the program, Moore was riveting- a dazzling stage presence. Her lyric soprano, more than powerful enough to fill the hall, displayed a shimmering luster, effortless flexibility and a remarkable range of color…one sensed that this woman could sing anything in any style, with stunning results.”

The 2016 Bronze Medalist at the American Traditions Competition in Savannah, Georgia. Ms. Moore can be heard during the current season with the Buffalo Symphony, Virginia Symphony, and North Carolina Symphony.

Career highlights on the opera stage include Donna Elvira in Don Giovanni with L’Opéra de Monte Carlo for her international operatic debut, Nedda in Pagliacci with Sarasota Opera, Serena in Porgy and Bess with Atlanta Opera and Virginia Opera, Young African American Soprano in the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Rappahannock County with Virginia Opera, Soprano 2 in the US Premier of Facing Goya with Spoleto Festival USA and Odessa Clay in the World Premier of Approaching Ali with Washington National Opera where The Baltimore Sun reported “Aundi Marie Moore nearly walked off with the opera in the supporting role of Ali’s mother, Odessa. Her radiant soprano lit up the Terrace Theater even when she was just softly humming; her portrayal was remarkably detailed and touching.”

Ms. Moore is just as comfortable on the opera stages as well as in musical theater. Additional engagements include Lady Thiang in The King And I with Lyric Opera of Virginia, and Nettie Fowler in Carousel with Ashlawn Music Festival. Concert engagements are highlighted by her performance with the New World Symphony for Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915 under the baton of Maestro Steven Jarvi as well as the National Symphony Orchestra as their featured guest soloist for their Christmas Pops concert with Marvin Hamlisch conducting. This concert included the premiere of Hamlisch’s new original composition entitled “Chanuka Lights,” for which Ms. Moore received rave reviews from NBC4.com: Moore’s powerful voice and graceful stage presence made a lasting impact…”