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Dec 19 Tue

Holiday Organ Spectacular

Tuesday, December 19 2023

Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall

Concert Timings:
December 19, 2023, 7:30 pm

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Presenting Sponsor:




Celebrate the season with the king of instruments! Enjoy a magnitude of musical splendors with world-class organist Todd Wilson and members of Pacific Symphony performing a delightful mix of sacred and holiday music. Favorite Christmas carols share the bill with traditional organ works that highlight the 4,322-pipe William J. Gillespie Concert Organ.

Todd Wilson is "a fabulous virtuoso with fleet feet, a prodigious memory and technique to burn.”—The Plain Dealer

Come Early! The Laguna Flutes will be performing a pre-concert show of holiday favorites in the lobby from 6:45-7:20 p.m.
 
PROGRAM
S. KARG-ELERT: Improvisation on “In Dulci Jubilo”
ASTOR PIAZZOLLA: Jingle Bell Tango
   arr. Steven Mahpar
KATHERINE K. DAVIS: "Little Drummer Boy"
   arr. Barry Perkins & Steven Mahpar    
CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS: Priere
   arr. Elliott Moreau   
GEORGE BAKER: Toccata-Gigue on the “Sussex Carol”
TRADITIONAL: "I Saw Three Ships"
   arr. Steven Mahpar
TRADITIONAL: "O Come O Come Emmanuel"
   arr. Barry Perkins & Steven Mahpar    
TRADITIONAL: "God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen"
   arr. Barry Perkins  
GEORGE FRIDERIC HANDEL: "Hallelujah Chorus" from Messiah
   arr. Steven Mahpar
- INTERMISSION -
C. M. WIDOR: Toccata from Symphony No. 5
TRADITIONAL DANISH CAROL: "Et Lite Barn Sa Lystelig" ("A Tiny Child so Full of Joy")
   arr. Steven Mahpar
SERGEI RACHMANINOFF: Vocalise
KOSUKE YAMASHITA: Eternal Story
PYOTR TCHIAKOVSKY: "Arabian Dance" and "Le Chocolat" from The Nutcracker   
   arr. Steven Mahpar
ADOLPHE CHARLES ADAM: "O Holy Night"   
   arr. Steven Mahpar  
HUGH MARTIN: "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas"
  arr. Elliott Moreau   
WALTER KENT: "I’ll be Home for Christmas"
  arr. Steven Mahpar  
VARIOUS: Holiday Sing-Along
   "Silent Night"
   "
Joy to the World"
  "
We Wish You a Merry Christmas"

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ARTISTS:
Todd Wilson, Organ & co-host
Barry Perkins, Trumpet & co-host
Elliott Moreau, Bassoon
Jennise Hwang, Violin