A Spirit for the Holidays

THE STORY

Three mischievous holiday spirits have their own ideas of what a holiday concert should be. As two of the spirits squabble, the orchestra is caught in the middle. To the rescue comes the spirit of “Music” leading the audience in an unusual holiday sing-a-long that breaks the grinch-like “curse of noise” and returns a holiday spirit to the concert hall.

PROGRAM LENGTH

55-60 minutes with listed works

FEATURED WORKS

Rossini/Respighi: La Boutique Fantasque Suite (Overture, Mazurka, Tarrantella)
Anderson: Sleigh Ride
Bach/Stowkowski: Little Fugue in G (Fugue in G – the Lesser)
Strauss: Pizzicato Polka
Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy – Trepak from “The Nutcracker Suite”
Faith: Brazilian Sleigh Bells
Anderson: A Christmas Festival (excerpts)

PERFORMANCES INCLUDE

Chicago Symphony Orchestra
Des Moines Symphony Orchestra
Kansas City Symphony Orchestra
Lexington Symphony Orchestra
Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra
Minnesota Orchestra
National Symphony Orchestra
Nashville Symphony Orchestra
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Toronto Symphony Orchestra