Christmas with Marie Osmond
Albert-George Schram, conductor
Marie Osmond, vocalist
With special guests:
Celebrate Christmas with Marie Osmond backed by the spectacular Hollywood sound of Pacific Symphony. Experience her captivating talent with an unforgettable holiday concert featuring festive favorites as well as hit singles such as “Paper Roses.”
Joining Marie on the show as special guests will be her talented nephew David Osmond and vocal powerhouse Daniel Emmet, 2018 semi-finalist on "America's Got Talent."
Learn more about the concert in the program notes.
Marie Osmond has spent 5 iconic decades in the entertainment business performing as a successful singer, television performer and talk show host, dancer, actor, author, entrepreneur and public speaker. She has continued to maintain relevance, remaining an instantly recognizable figure across the globe.
Her debut single Paper Roses reached the #1 spot on two Billboard charts, a feat that not only placed her among an elite class of musical royalty, but instantly catapulted her into international superstardom.
She is a multiple gold and platinum selling artist and CMA winner, garnering numerous Billboard chart-topping singles and albums, and three New York Times Bestselling books. She has entertained millions throughout the world through television, radio, film, literature, live concerts and Broadway performances. As a philanthropist, she co-founded Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which has raised over 5.5 billion dollars for children to date. Marie was recently awarded “The Secretary of Defense Medal for Outstanding Public Service” by 4-Star General Bob Brown, U.S. Army Pacific (representing Secretary of Defense James Mattis), during her Birthday concert in Hawaii.
She continues to tour the world, perform with her brother Donny at the Flamingo Hotel’s Donny & Marie Showroom in Las Vegas, and raise money for children’s hospitals, research and awareness. Her celebrity has influenced countless audiences and benefited an innumerable amount of lives worldwide.
Music is Medicine marks her latest and perhaps most important studio release, encompassing a lifetime of experience, music, love, loss, hope and joy as a representation of her remarkable life. It reached the top 10 on both Billboard Country Charts and ITunes Country charts.
Equally adept at conducting classical and pops programs, Albert-George Schram has led a wide variety of repertoire for many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Schram is currently resident conductor of the Nashville Symphony and resident staff conductor of the Columbus (Ohio) and Charlotte symphonies. He has conducted classical, pops, holiday and educational concerts for all three orchestras. He has also served as music director of the Lubbock (Texas) Symphony and the Lynn (Fla.) Philharmonic, and has held titled positions with the Louisville and Florida philharmonic orchestras.
Educated at The Hague Conservatory in his native Netherlands, Schram has also studied at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. His teachers have included Rafael Kubelik, Franco Ferrara, Abraham Kaplan and Neeme Jarvi.
On the classical side, Schram has worked with many distinguished artists, including pianists Lang Lang and Olga Kern and violinist Elmar Oliveira, among others. His vast performance repertoire has included the Requiems of Verdi and Berlioz, most of the standard symphonies (by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mahler et al), the basic concerto repertoire, and music by such acclaimed contemporary composers as John Corigliano and Jennifer Higdon. As a pops conductor, Schram has worked with James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, Chris Botti, LeAnn Rimes, Boyz II Men, Kenny G, Olivia Newton-John, Chicago, Aretha Franklin and many others. He also has put together a variety of theme programs, including a Big Band show, a Ray Charles tribute, “Home for the Holidays” (a Christmas program) and a romantic evening called “That’s Amore.”
David Osmond has show business in his genes. As part of the world famous Osmond Family, David has carried on this iconic entertainment legacy with some incredible successes while overcoming great challenges. David began performing at age 4, and was discovered by Bob Hope as the Lead Singer of The Osmond’s 2nd Generation; a group comprised of Alan Osmond’s sons. David’s career has included tours to sold-out arenas in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, contracts with both Curb Records and Epic/Sony, and 4 songs in the top 40 in the U.K. As a Broadway theatrical artist, he took over for famous uncle Donny, starring in the lead role of Joseph in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat" with five separate companies. David was featured on FOX’s hit TV show "American Idol." He has recently performed alongside artists such as Stevie Wonder, The Eagles, and Steven Tyler, and performed onstage at venues ranging from London’s Wembley Arena to Harpo Studios for Oprah. A shocking Multiple Sclerosis diagnosis forced David to put his musical career on hold for a time, but his inspiring physical battle to return to the stage has made him an award-winning symbol of hope to the MS Community. He continues to inspire as a music artist and motivational speaker. A recent single of David’s, "I Can Do This," debuted on FUSE’s Top 20 Countdown, and has touched the lives of millions. Now, as the EMMY-nominated new host of the legendary TV program "Wonderama." David is excited to introduce and explore a world filled with wonder for a future generation of kids and their families.
On the music front, he has just launched an exciting new big band project called, The Osmond Chapman Orchestra (OCO), with a debut album coming in 2019. Joining forces with award-winning band-leader Caleb Chapman, and the region’s hottest musicians, he puts on an electrifying performance spanning the crooner classics to the music of today. They are defining the NEW American Songbook! David considers his GREATEST treasure to be his sweet wife, Valerie, their two beautiful daughters, Saffron and Azalea, and son, Everest!
“He is the future….a great entertainer” — Plàcido Domingo
Daniel Emmet’s wide range of musical expression spans far across the spectrum of genres from Pop to Opera. As a Finalist on "America’s Got Talent," Daniel won the hearts of America with his signature powerhouse vocals, boyish charm, good looks and sense of humor. This multilingual artist, (who sings in SEVEN languages) has a vocal gift that transcends any language barrier. He will take you on a spellbinding and mesmerizing emotional journey, complete with upbeat and entertaining classics, to breathtaking and stunning showstoppers, leaving you simply wowed! Fondly referred to as "The Gateway Drug to Classical Music,” Daniel’s goal is to make classical music accessible to people who wouldn't normally gravitate to the genre, often by taking well-loved songs such as Aerosmith's "Don't Want To Miss A Thing" and performing them with a classical spin.
“Fans just can’t get enough his soaring renditions of Timeless Classics” — Society of Rock
Performing in venues such as The Dolby Theatre, Caesars Palace, and the Salon of the Palais Todesco in Vienna, Austria, Daniel is no stranger to commanding stages large and small, across the United States and around the globe. Daniel can also be found in the recording studio finishing his debut album, set to be released in late 2019.
“Mark my words…this guy is the real deal” — Donny Osmond
A native of Rochester, NY, Daniel Emmet began his musical journey at age 16, after moving with his family to the World Capital of Entertainment, Las Vegas. Daniel went on to earn an undergraduate degree in vocal performance, studying under the late, world-renowned operatic soprano Carol Neblett, at Chapman University in Southern California. Since then, this powerhouse classical-crossover singer has been connecting with audiences around the nation and the world sharing his deep love affair with music.
“Daniel is a bonafide emerging star” — Las Vegas Review Journal