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JoAnn’s Classical Christmas

An annual holiday favorite, Maestro Falletta celebrates the season with centuries of classical treasures. Principal harpist Madeline Olson adds a sparkle of delicate magic with François-Adrien Boieldieu’s Concerto for Harp and Orchestra, and the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus returns to lend their festive voices to seasonal favorites and our traditional holiday sing-along.


JoAnn Falletta, conductor
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus
Madeline Olson, harp
Erica Gabriel, soprano
John Tiranno, tenor

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Polonaise from Christmas Eve
HERMAN/arr. Wendel  We Need A Little Christmas
KORNGOLD  Prelude and Serenade from The Snowman (Der Schneeman)
ADAM/arr. J. Dean  O Holy Night
TCHAIKOVSKY  Suite from The Nutcracker, Op. 71a
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
Russian Dance (Trepak)
Waltz of the Flowers
YON/arr. Ryden  Gesu Bambino
DARIN KELLY  Of Nights and Lights: A Chanukah Celebration
RANDOL BASS/arr. Bass  Fanfare: Joy to the World


RIMSKY-KORSAKOV  Dance of the Tumblers from The Snow Maiden
BOIELDIEU  Concerto in C Major for Harp and Orchestra, “In tre tempi”
II. Andante lento
III. Rondeau: Allegro agitato
LOWRY & GREENE/arr. Gray  Mary Did You Know?
MENOTTI  Introduction, March and Shepherd’s Dance from Amahl and the Night Visitors
HANDEL/ed. Watkins-Shaw  Comfort Ye; Ev’ry Valley from The Messiah
HANDEL/ed. Watkins-Shaw  Hallelujah Chorus from The Messiah
ANDERSON  A Christmas Festival (Sing-along)


Friday, December 9, 2022
10:30 am
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Kleinhans Music Hall
3 Symphony Circle
Buffalo, NY 14201 United States
(716) 885-5000

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