ANDERSON (arr. John Eidsvoog): Sleigh Ride
MEDAGLIA: Suite "Belle Epoque in Sud-America"
HUMPERDINCK: Fragments from “Hänsel & Gretel”
STRAUSS: Sonatina No. 2 “Happy Workshop”
Katherine Weber: Soprano
Aimée Hautvast: Mezzo Soprano
Fergus McAlpine: Conductor
Zemlinsky Chamber Orchestra Winds & Friends
Christmas is a time of togetherness, joy and celebration. The Zemlinsky Chamber Orchestra combines these elements in their program Joy to the World: a concert in which the music doesn’t necessarily follow a Christmas theme, but instead it’s more based on music that provides pure joy to its listeners, regardless of age, origin, personality type, or musical experience!
This concert is also a special one, because it is the first concert in the "ZCO & Friends" series in which the orchestra focuses on one orchestral section, this time the wind instruments. Before the interval, a wind quintet consisting of ZCO members plays, among other things, excerpts from Hänsel & Gretel , which is very popular in Germany around Christmas. After the break, the quintet is joined by friends of the ZCO members for Strauss's Second Sonatina: a symphony for wind instruments.