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UPCOMING CONCERT


December 5, 2014
4 p.m. | Kids’ Holiday POPS!
8 p.m. | Holiday Fanfare!

Sing along and celebrate with Lexington Symphony, friends, and family at our holiday concerts, which have become a cultural cornerstone of the holiday season in Lexington and surrounding areas. The Kids’ Holiday POPS! performance offers a program suited for families with young children, with popular carols, sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa. The Holiday Fanfare! concert features seasonal favorites that evoke joyous memories, and music from many parts of the world.

Lexington Symphony’s 2014–2015 Season:
Celebrating 20 Years of Great Performances 

VENUE | Lexington High School Auditorium, 251 Waltham Street, Lexington, MA 

Due to the renovation of Cary Hall, all concerts for the 2014–2015 season (with the exception of June’s Concert in the Round) will be held at the Lexington High School Auditorium.

Join Lexington Symphony in 2014–2015 as it celebrates its 20-year anniversary! Programming for this landmark season features music from around the world, including various works by renowned Estonian composer Arvo Pärt, a collaborative performance with New World Chorale of English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius, and Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1. Additional offerings include our annual matinee and evening holiday concerts, and a special Valentine’s Day program exploring some of the greatest music ever written for the movies.

Conductor’s Talk by Maestro Jonathan McPhee is held one hour before all performances (with the exception of Kids’ POPS!, Holiday Fanfare!, and Music from the Movies).

Click here to view Lexington Symphony’s 2014–2015 season brochure.

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to view a seating chart of Lexington High School’s auditorium.
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December 5, 2014 | Friday

4 p.m. | KIDS’ HOLIDAY POPS!
Our Kids’ Holiday POPS! matinee concert offers a program suited for families with young children, many of whom will count this experience as their very first symphony concert. Families with children of all ages gather together to celebrate the season with popular carols, sing-alongs, and a visit from Santa.

Williams | Harry Potter
Tchaikovsky, arranged by J. McPhee | The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
(Narrated by George Mechem)
Holcombe | Festive Sounds of Hanukah
Sylvestri | Polar Express
Medley arranged by B. Cerulli | includes Rudolf the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Santa Claus Is Coming to Town
Rollins, Nelson | Frosty the Snow Man
Anderson | Sleigh Bells

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8 p.m. | HOLIDAY FANFARE!
Featuring Lexington High School Madrigal Singers

Our evening Holiday Fanfare! concert offers a festive atmosphere, holiday favorites that evoke joyous memories, and merry music from many parts of the world.

Susato, Tylman | La Mourisque from Danserye (1551)
Leontovich, Wilhousky, arranged by R. Hayman | Carol of the Bells
Vaughan Williams | English Folk Song Suite
Vaughan Williams, arranged by R. Greaves | Fantasia on Greensleeves (from the opera Sir John in Love)
Tchaikovsky, arranged by J. McPhee | The Nutcracker and the Mouse King
(Narrated by George Mechem)
Holcombe | Festive Sounds of Hanukah
Sylvestri | Polar Express
Williams | Harry Potter
Torme, Wells | The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Finnegan | A Christmas Festival Sing-Along

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February 14, 2015 | Saturday, 8 p.m.
MUSIC FROM THE MOVIES

Music and film aficionados of all ages can celebrate Valentine’s Day at this unique concert featuring some of the greatest music ever written for the movies. This fun-filled evening will offer some surprises along the way (how does one write a piece of music for the movies, anyway?) as we explore the epic love themes, adventures, and boundless imagination at the heart of the cinematic experience.

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April 11, 2015 | Saturday, 8 p.m.
EUROPEAN DELIGHTS
David Hoose, Guest Conductor

Mendelssohn | Symphony No. 4, “Italian”
Elgar | Serenade for Strings in E Minor
Tchaikovsky | Piano Concerto No. 1; Paul Carlson, piano

Mendelssohn’s boisterous “Italian” Symphony No. 4 kicks off the evening, followed by English composer Sir Edward Elgar’s poignant and romantic Serenade for Strings. Our own wonderful pianist, Paul Carlson, offers up one of the most beloved Russian piano concertos of all time for the final course: Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 features high drama and soaring melodies, ingredients Tchaikovsky uses well.

  for EUROPEAN DELIGHTS

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June 13, 2015 | Saturday, 7 p.m.
CONCERT IN THE ROUND*
Get a new perspective on the orchestra, which is situated in the middle of Cary Hall for this informal summer evening concert. Audience members can change seats between musical pieces, which are performed by ensembles from the orchestra.

*Venue to be determined

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