Holiday Brass

The New York Philharmonic

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Location

David Geffen Hall

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Price Range

$59.00 - $99.00

Date & Times

16

Dec, 2018

Sunday, 3:00 PM

Event Info

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This concert is a Special Event of the 2018–19 season.

Experience the power, brilliance, and virtuosity of the New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion — reunited with beloved former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith — in this holiday favorite.

Family-friendly. Open to everyone ages 4 and up.

Program To Include

Pierpont / Arr. R Elkjer

“Jingle Bells”

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John Mindeman

Joy

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G. Gabrielli / Arr. T. Higgins

Magnificat a dodici

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Holst / Arr. B. Tovey, Adapted D. Richard

In the Bleak Midwinter

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Hairston / Arr. B. Tovey, Adapted D. Richard

Mary’s Boy Child

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Traditional / Arr. R. Elkjer

Sevivon

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Anthony DiLorenzo

Luminosity

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Anthony DiLorenzo

Baltazar (A King’s Journey)

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Mendelssohn / Arr. A. DiLorenzo

“Hark, the Herald Angels Sing”

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Anderson / Arr. D. Richard

Bugler’s Holiday

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Anonymous / Arr. D. Gates

The Wexford Carol

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Willis / Arr. D. Richard

“It Came upon a Midnight Clear”

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Tchaikovsky

Selections from The Nutcracker

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Bizet / Arr. S. Bulla

Farandole from L’Arlésienne

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F.X. Gruber / Arr. B. Tovey, Adapted D. Richard

“Silent Night”

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Anderson / Arr. J. Wasson

Sleigh Ride

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Artists

New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion

New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion

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Philip Smith

Conductor / Host / Trumpet

Philip Smith

Conductor / Host / Trumpet

Philip Smith

Conductor / Host / Trumpet

Philip Smith joined the New York Philharmonic as Co-Principal Trumpet in 1978, became Principal Trumpet, The Paula Levin Chair, in 1988, and retired from that position at the end of the 2013–14 season, completing 36 years of service to the Orchestra. He joined the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia as the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts in August 2014. In addition to teaching his trumpet studio, he is the bandmaster of the UGA British Brass Band, a member of the faculty Georgia Brass Quintet, and the coach of the Bulldog Brass Society. He has made appearances internationally as a soloist, and with the Philharmonic he performed with conductors Zubin Mehta, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Alan Gilbert, Erich Leinsdorf, Leonard Bernstein, Neeme Järvi, and Bramwell Tovey. Mr. Smith has also appeared with many symphonic wind ensembles, including the U.S. “President’s Own” Marine Band, the West Point Academy Band, and many major university ensembles. As a conductor of brass bands and ensembles, recent guest appearances include the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Brass and Percussion and National Youth Brass Band of Great Britain 2016 Summer Course. He has led the Philharmonic’s annual Holiday Brass Concert, and he conducted Members of the Philharmonic at the dedication of the 9/11 Memorial Museum in New York City on May 15, 2014. Mr. Smith has served on the faculties of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, appeared as recitalist and clinician at numerous International Trumpet Guild conferences, and been an adjudicator for the Prague Spring International Trumpet Competition, Ellsworth Smith International Trumpet Solo Competition, 25th Anniversary National Trumpet Competition (USA), Osaka (Japan) International Chamber Music Competition, and Eric Aubier International Trumpet Competition in Rouen, France. In 2005 he was made an Honorary Member of the Royal Academy of Music, and in 2006 he was given the International Trumpet Guild Honorary Award.

Learn more about Philip Smith

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Bramwell Tovey

Special Guest

Bramwell Tovey

Special Guest

Bramwell Tovey David Cooper

Special Guest

Grammy and Juno award–winning conductor/composer Bramwell Tovey was appointed music director of the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in 2000. Under his leadership the VSO has toured China, Korea, Canada, and the United States. Mr. Tovey is also the artistic adviser of the VSO School of Music, a state-of-the-art facility and recital hall which opened in downtown Vancouver in 2011. In 2018, the VSO’s centenary year, he will become the orchestra’s music director emeritus.

The 2017–18 season in Vancouver includes tours in the fall and spring showcasing the orchestra in their home state as well as key east coast Canadian cities. Other engagements will take Mr. Tovey to the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Indianapolis, St. Louis, Houston, Toronto, and Melbourne symphonies, as well as returns to summer festivals in Vail, Tanglewood, and the Hollywood Bowl.

An active composer, Bramwell Tovey won the 2003 Juno Award for Best Classical Composition for his choral and brass work Requiem for a Charred Skull. Past commissions include the New York Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony, and Calgary Opera, which premiered his first full length opera, The Inventor, in 2011 (a recording of which by the VSO with UBC Opera and the original cast has been released on Naxos). In 2014 his trumpet concerto, Songs of the Paradise Saloon, was performed by the Los Angeles Philharmonic and The Philadelphia Orchestra with Alison Balsom as soloist in both concerts.

A talented pianist as well as conductor and composer, he has appeared as soloist with many major orchestras including the New York and Los Angeles Philharmonics and Sydney, Melbourne, Pittsburgh, St. Louis, Toronto, and Royal Scottish National symphony orchestras. In the summer of 2014 he played and conducted Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue at the Hollywood Bowl with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and in Saratoga with The Philadelphia Orchestra. He has performed his own Pictures in the Smoke with the Melbourne and Helsingborg Symphonies and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.

Mr. Tovey was music director of the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra from 1989 to 2001, and music director of the Orchestre Philharmonique du Luxembourg from 2002 to 2006.

Bramwell Tovey is a Fellow of the Royal Academy of Music in London and Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, and holds honorary degrees from the universities of British Columbia, Manitoba, Kwantlen, and Winnipeg. In 2013 he was appointed an honorary Officer of the Order of Canada for services to music.

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Special Thanks

Programs for Families at the New York Philharmonic are presented by Daria and Eric Wallach.

Major support for Holiday Brass is provided by the Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Endowment Fund.

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