NFSO Holiday Pops 2018

Holiday Pops

December 7, 2018 @ 7:30 pm

Devin Patrick Hughes, conductor
Dr. Devin Stephenson, piano

The sounds of the holiday season will fill the air as the NFSO, joined by the Northwest Florida Symphony Chorale, performs some of your seasonal favorites including The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah and music from John Williams featured in the movie Home Alone. It’s an evening for everyone, with a special performance by NWF State College President Dr. Devin Stephenson.

Set List

Bradley Knight
Christmas Treasures (2018, world premiere)
Dr. Devin Stephenson, piano
Corey Trahan, baritone
Leonid Yanovskiy, violin

Johann Strauss (1825-1899)
Overture to The Bat (1874)

George Frederick Handel (1685-1759)
The Messiah

  • Sinfonia
  • Glory to God
  • Worthy is the Lamb
  • Hallelujah Chorus

I’ll Be Home for Christmas
Grown Up Christmas List

Dr. Corey Trahan, tenor

Leroy Anderson (1908-1975)
Christmas Festival (1950)

Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (1840-1893)
The Nutcracker (1892)

  • Chocolate: Spanish Dance
  • Coffee: Arabian Dance
  • Tea: Chinese Dance
  • Trepek: Russian Dance
  • Waltz of the Snowflakes

Antonio Vivaldi (1678-1741)
Winter from Four Seasons (1721)
Leonid Yanovskiy, violin

John Williams (b. 1932)
Three Holiday Songs from Home Alone (1990)

  • Somewhere in My Memory
  • Star of Bethlehem
  • Merry Christmas, Merry Christmas

Singalongs (David Wilcocks)

Leroy Anderson
Sleigh Ride (1948)