Sounds of the Season

Great Escapes
December 11, 2019Wednesday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
December 12, 2019Thursday | 7:30 pm | Holley Hall
December 13, 2019Friday | 5:30 pm | Holley Hall
December 14, 2019Saturday | 8:00 pm | Holley Hall
December 15, 2019Sunday | 2:30 pm | Holley Hall


Thursday and Saturday full programs include more selections

TCHAIKOVSKY    Overture from Nutcracker

ROSE    Holiday for Strings

Arr. BRUBAKER    How the Grinch Stole Christmas

RICHMAN    Hanukkah Festival Overture

KORNGOLD/ZEMLINSKY    Overture to Der Schneeman (The Snowman)

BACH/WALTON    Sheep May Safely Graze

PROKOFIEV    Troïka from Lieutenant Kijé Suite, Op. 60

TCHAIKOVSKY    Selections from The Nutcracker

KALLMAN    Holiday Hoedown

Arr. STEPHENSON    A Holly and Jolly Sing-a-long

TORME/WELLS/LOWDEN    The Christmas Song
Festive short works fill this holiday themed, heart-warming concert. Making her Sarasota debut, conductor Michelle Merrill leads Sarasota Orchestra in selections from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Bach’s Sheep May Safely Graze and Holiday Hoedown, as well as A Holly and Jolly Sing-a-long and the Hanukkah Festival Overture.

About the Series

Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays are shorter programs, about one hour, and without intermission

Great Escapes series blend Pops music with light classics and feature different conductors in casual, themed concerts of popular favorites.

The six concert series include Pops and light classics with commentary by the conductor.


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