Let us make your spirits merry and bright as the Grand Ballroom is transformed into a winter wonderland for all ages! Join us for everyone’s favorite holiday tradition featuring timeless classics like “Sleigh Ride,” “Stille Nacht,” a holiday sing-along and a visit from jolly ol’ St. Nick! Let’s ring in the Holidays together! For its third year, The Greater Milford Community Chorus, under the direction of Daniel Zabinski, will join the CHSO for this wonderful Holiday tradition!
Rimsky Korsakov: Scheherazade featuring CHSO Concertmaster Angel Valchinov
Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 featuring Beth Surapine, Piano Soloist
The next stop on our tour brings us to “Mother Russia” for a sumptuous and indulgent feast of Russian romanticism – featuring two magnificent and monumental icons of the genre – Nicolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s colorful depiction of the story-telling Princess Scheherazade and Sergei Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 – one of the most loved romantic concertos of all time!
De Falla: Nights in the Gardens of Spain
Rodrigo: Concerto de Aranjuez featuring Daniel Salazar, Guitar
Strauss: Don Quixote featuring CHSO Principal Cellist, Johann Soults
Next on the itinerary is a trip to the Iberian Peninsula. We will open with Manuel De Falla’s colorful tone poem, “Nights in the Gardens of Spain” paired with Joaquin Rodrigo’s noble and elegant “Concerto de Aranjuez” featuring the return solo performance from long-time CHSO friend, Daniel Salazar on guitar.
Our own CHSO Principal Cellist, Johann Soults, takes on the mantle of “knighthood” as we set off on a “quest” in the Richard Strauss masterwork depicting the fabled but flawed hero of Cervantes.
Claflin Hill’s Annual Sunday Afternoon Family Concert tradition is back! This concertfeatures a “side-by-side” performance of the CHSO and the Claflin Hill Youth Orchestra. This concert provides agreat “first symphony” outing for young children and families. The relaxed atmosphere in the Grand Ballroom makes this a great afternoon of music for all ages!
Join us for the Instrument Petting Zoo before and after the concert!
Dvorak: Symphony No. 9 “The New World”
Southard: An Appalachian Trail Symphony, World Premiere
Often, the best part of a long-journey is “coming home.” We complete this whirlwind Coming of Age season by celebrating our own country – both from the perspective of a composer of the “Old World,” inspired on his first visit to America in the 1890s to pen his Ninth Symphony “The New World.” Dvorak’s work evokes the majesty, the beauty, the optimism and the possibilities of the American personality, accompanied by the “Dean” of American composers—Aaron Copland and his rambunctious and good humored “Rodeo.” Vermont composer Keane Southard’s “An Appalachian Trail Symphony” –recently completed after his hike through New England on the Trail pays homage to the beauty of where we live
Beethoven: Symphony No. 7
Bruckner: Symphony No. 4
We begin our journal in Austria and Germany, opening with the majestic 'Symphony No. 7" of Ludwig van Beethoven, followed by the "Symphony No. 4" of Anton Bruckner.
What Beethoven started as a "romantic symphonic revolution," Bruckner brought to a culmination of Romanticism.