Vermont’s own indie-soul queen Myra Flynn joins the VSO for its annual family-friendly orchestra holiday concert. We’ll explore familiar melodies, bring some jazz flair to a holiday classic, and enjoy Flynn’s soulful voice as she brings to life Christmas carols, folk music, and one of her own original compositions. We’ll also spotlight VSO Assistant Concertmaster Kathy Andrew as our violin soloist for Vivaldi’s enchanting piece.
An audience holiday sing-a-long is included! This concert is conducted by VSO Music Director, Andrew Crust.
“Myra’s vocals absolutely raise the music to a higher plain … Myra’s voice is something that really hits you square in the jaw. It’s sultry and silky smooth …” Higher Plain Music
A Most Wonderful Christmas (arr. Robert Sheldon)
JONI MITCHELL (arr. Karl Hirzer) River
Christmas carol sing-a-long (arr. Dan Goeller)
ANTONIO VIVALDI The Four Seasons: Winter
VICTOR HELY-HUTCHINSON A Carol Symphony
I. Allegro Energico
LEROY ANDERSON Christmas Festival Overture
MEL TORMÉ (arr. Bob Lowden) The Christmas Song
MYRA FLYNN Mama Song
DUKE ELLINGTON (arr. Jeff Tyzik) The Nutcracker Suite
2. Toot Toot Tootie Toot (Dance of the Reed Pipes)
3. Peanut Brittle Brigade
LEROY ANDERSON Sleigh Ride
Holiday Pops Food Shelf Initiative:
The VSO is partnering with the Hedding United Methodist Church Food Shelf this season! Bring a canned good with you to the Barre Opera House on December 9, and you’ll be put in a raffle to receive a holiday gift during the concert. All donated items will be brought to the food shelf by Bellows Falls Opera House volunteers.
For accessibility information at this venue, please contact VSO’s Manager of Audience Experience, Grace Spain, at email@example.com or phone 802-864-5741, ext. 110.
This concert is made possible by the generosity of our sponsors: