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Sunday, December 18 2022
Merrill Auditorium


Bruce BROUGHTON: Overture from Miracle on 34th Street

John WILLIAMS: Music from Home Alone
Somewhere in my Memory
Merry Christmas

Louis ARMSTRONG, arr. O’LAUGHLIN: Cool Yule

Nat King COLE: The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)

Hugh MARTIN, arr. HAGEN: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Prepared by DuBoff & Sultanof

Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY: Selections from The Nutcracker
Sugar Plum Fairy
Waltz of the Flowers

Paul FULLAM: The Maine Christmas Song

George Frideric HANDEL: “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah

Dimitri TIOMKIN:   Suite from It’s A Wonderful Life

Dimitri TIOMKIN: Christmas Eve Finale from It’s a Wonderful Life

Leon JESSEL: Parade of the Wooden Soldiers

J. Fred COOTS & Haven GILLESPIE:  Santa Claus is Coming to Town
As performed by Michael Bublé, transcribed and adapted by Cy Payne

Adolphe ADAM, arr. HANSEN: O Holy Night

Edward POLA & George WYLE, arr. HANSEN: The Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Leroy ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride

arr. FINNEGAN: Christmas Sing-Along

All artists, programs and dates are subject to change.

Enjoy this cherished holiday tradition (now in its 43rd year!) in person or online! Magic of Christmas will be led by Music Director Eckart Preu and feature special guests. Celebrate the season with Christmas classics new and old – including the beloved “Sleigh Ride”!


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This year’s Youth Concert will feature a performance of Carnival of the Animals: Remix, an engaging and reimagined version of Saint-Saëns’ famous work. Featuring local artists including a rapper, a Native American flute player, and an erhu player, this interactive daytime performance is perfect for all elementary students (K-4).

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