December 13, 2020 – Holiday Concert

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Date(s) - 12/13/2020
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


NSO celebrates the Holiday Season!  Special music from NSO Music Director Simeone Tartaglione; Alessandra Cuffaro, violin; and NSO Concertmaster, Serban Petrescu.  Plus NSO Brass!

NSO: Tchaikovsky, “Nutcracker Suite”           
NSO Concertmaster, Serban Petrescu:
  – Romanian Christmas Songs, “Santa  Claus with Silver Hair” and “Down in Bethlehem”
– “Oh Hanukkah”
NSO Brass:
   – G. P. da Palestrina; “Gaude Gloriosa”, arranged by Jane Frasier  
   – “Ding Dong Merrily on High” Traditional; arranged by Ed Hirschman 
NSO with the Wilmington Handbell Ensemble:
   – “Mary, Did You Know?, Lowry, Green, & Hart 
NSO Horns:  Wagner, “Pilgrims’ Chorus” from Tannhäuser
NSO Music Director, Simeone Tartaglione, and Alessandra Cuffaro, violin:
   – It’s beginning to look like Christmas
– O Christmas tree
– Let it snow
– My favorite things
– Angels we have heard on high
NSO: “Polar Express” Silvestri and Ballard, arranged by Jerry Brubaker 
NSO with Archmere Academy Mastersingers; Cab Calloway Vocal Majors; Concord H.S. Chorale; and Kennett H.S. Select Chorale:
  –  G. F. Handel, “Hallelujah Chorus” from the Messiah 
NSO: Leroy Anderson, “Christmas Festival”
We thank St. Elizabeth’s Catholic Church in Wilmington, DE for their support.  Their church steps were a beautiful setting to record our Brass section.