BAROQUE & BEYOND for the HOLIDAYS
Wednesday, December 8
A holiday season concert with the Newport Symphony. Special time of the week at Newport Center for the Performing Arts. Two concerts Wednesday, December 8. One at 2:00 pm and the second at 7:30 pm with a 6:45 pm preconcert talk by Music Director Adam Flatt. An intimate program of baroque and contemporary classics will usher in the holiday spirit. As part of the program, we will unwrap a special gift from one of our own musicians. A new flute concerto in its first performance anywhere! Fantasy for Flute and Strings, composed and performed by the NSO flute player, Adrian Dee.
Adrian says, “I love the sound of flute and strings together. The piece is joyful, rhythmic, tonal, and very accessible. I hope you enjoy it.”
In addition to the World Premiere, this concert includes specific holiday music and more. Some warm and pleasing works that include Johann Sebastian Bach, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3; Considered by almost all music lovers as most popular Concerto Grosso ever written. William Grant Still, Mother and Child; The second piece by Still performed this season. The audience loved the one performed in November. Everyone attending this concert will adore throughout the feeling of closeness, of serenity, of peace and plenitude. A special new arrangement by Oregon composer, Dave Robertson, providing a Christmas Medley full of memorable holiday songs. Ralph Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Greensleeves; The wonderful timeless and commonly heard melody that everyone loves makes the holidays very special. Lucas Richman: A Hanukkah Celebration; Arranged from several traditional Jewish folksongs. The arc of the piece is precisely that of the holiday itself, uncertainty resolving to joy. Finally, Arcangelo Corelli: Concerto Grosso op. 6 no. 8, (“Christmas Concerto”); This work includes the inscription Fatto per la notte di Natale (made for the night of Christmas).
The performance on Wednesday evening includes a pre-concert talk by Conductor Adam Flatt at 6:45p.m. Due to the pandemic the post-concert Wine Down receptions supported by Flying Dutchman Winery will not take place at this time.
There are Vaccination and Mask Protocols for attendance at this event. Detailed information available on the symphony website; www.newportsymphony.org
Tickets, $27 and $42 (plus fees) and $10 for students are on sale at the Performing Arts Center box office, by calling 541-265-2787 or online at NewportSymphony.org. The Center is located at 777 West Olive in Newport.