Holiday Harmony: 12 Musical Days of ASO

  • Bonus: Beethoven Birthday Bash

    While we cannot gather for our annual Holiday Concert, ASO subscriber and Symphony+ members are invited to a virtual Beethoven Birthday Bash celebrating the composer's 250th birthday.

    The performance will include the first three movements of Beethoven’s 9th Symphony plus the Leonore Overture No...

  • Day 1: Hot Clarinet Nutcracker

    Six pieces from The Nutcracker Suite (Tchaikovsky)

    Robert DiLutis, clarinet
    Rachel Franklin, piano

    Overture
    Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy
    Russian Dance, Trepak
    Arabian Dance
    Chinese Dance
    Dance of the Mirlitons

  • Day 2: The Pines of the Villa Borghese

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK*: https://youtu.be/X6QqsJbaBc8

    DESCRIPTION: Relive the majesty of the first movement, The Pines of the Villa Borghese, performed at The Music Center at Strathmore in 2018 on our YouTube channel.

    *Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to publish Pines of Rome on Symphon...

  • Day 3: Angel Gabriel

    Members of the SONOS Trio gathers to perform "Angel Gabriel (traditional Basque)".

    Rachel Franklin, piano
    Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass

  • Day 4: The Holly Oboe

    Principal Oboist Fatma Daglar is joined by pianist Dr. Rachel Franklin to perform traditional holiday carols.

    Fatma Daglar, oboe
    Rachel Franklin, piano

    The Holly and The Ivy (traditional British)
    Sing We Now of Christmas (traditional French)
    God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen (traditional British)
    Al ...

  • Day 5: Pines Near a Catacomb

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=az8tHfgTQu4

    DESCRIPTION: Relive the expansive and driving second movement from Respighi's Pines of Rome, Pines Near a Catacomb, performed at The Music Center at Strathmore in 2018 on our YouTube channel. This performance is dedicated to the lo...

  • Day 6: Jazzy Romanian Christmas Carols

    The SONOS Trio returns to perform seven Romanian Christmas Carols by Béla Bartók.

    Romanian Christmas Carols Sz. 57 (Bartók)
    No’s 1,2,3,5,7, 8 & 10

    Christian Tremblay, violin
    Rachel Franklin, piano
    Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass guitar

  • Day 7: Salut d’Amour

    ASO Concertmaster Netanel Draiblate is joined by pianist Lura Johnson sharing their love of music this holiday season.

    Netanel Draiblate, violin
    Lura Johnson, piano

    Salut d’amour by Edward Elgar
    Madonna, du bist schöner als der Sonnenschein (When Day Is Done) by Robert Katscher/ arr. Jonathan J...

  • Day 8: Silent Night

    Live from their home, Tony and Kim Valerio perform holiday favorites in a mesmerizing duet of horn and flute.

    Kimberly Valerio, flute
    Anthony Valerio, French horn

    Greensleeves, (traditional British) /arr. Daniel Kelley
    Ebats Folatres (Boisterous Frolicking) from Suite Champêtre by M. Boucard
    S...

  • Day 9: Hark the Herald Angels Sing

    The SONOS Trio joins forces again to perform their arrangments of holiday classics with a jazzy twist.

    Christian Tremblay, violin
    Rachel Franklin, piano
    Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass

    Wexford Carol (traditional Irish)
    Hark the Herald Angels Sing by Charles Wesley, George Whitefield, Felix ...

  • Day 10: The Pines of the Janiculum

    YOUTUBE LINK*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V8fpGdWUEEM

    DESCRIPTION: Relive the ethereal third movement from Respighi's Pines of Rome, The Pines of the Janiculum, performed at The Music Center at Strathmore in 2018 on our YouTube channel.

    *Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to publ...

  • Day 11: The Pines of the Appian Way

    YOUTUBE VIDEO LINK*: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jhLICVJnqSM

    DESCRIPTION: Relive the mysterious and soaring final movement from Respighi's Pines of Rome, The Pines of the Appian Way, performed at The Music Center at Strathmore in 2018 on our YouTube channel.

    *Due to licensing restrictions, ...

  • Day 12: Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

    Make your spirits bright in the finale of Holiday Harmony: 12 Musical Gifts of ASO provided by the SONOS Trio.

    Christian Tremblay, violin
    Rachel Franklin, piano
    Jonathan Miles Brown, fretless bass

    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane
    My Favorite Things, by Richard...