HOME FOR THE HOLIDAYS CONCERT on Sunday, December 4, 2022 at 2:30

Tintinabulations                                                                     James Lord Pierpont  (1822-1893)

                                                                                                           arr. Katherine Punwar

Troika (Sleigh Ride) from Lieutenant Kije Suite             Sergei Prokofiev (1893-1953)

Winter Night (Sleigh Ride)                                                   Frederick Delius    (1862-1934)

Sleigh Ride                                                                               Leroy Anderson     (1908-1975)

                                   Beverly Perriccio, Guest Conductor

Festive Sounds of Hannukah                                                 arr. Bill Holcombe (1924-2010)

Music from Frozen                                                                   Kristen Anderson-Lopez (b. 1972)                                                                                                              & Robert Lopez (b 1975)

The Christmas Song                                                                  Mel Tormé         (1925-1999)

                                   Isabella Phair, Soprano

White Christmas                                                                         Irving Berlin      (1888-1989)                                                                                                                       arr. Bruce Chase

Intermission

 Holiday Selections with Voices of Hope                                Voices of Hope

 Hallelujah Chorus from Messiah                                            George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Twas the Night before Christmas                                             Arr. Bill Holcombe    (1924-2010)

Santa Claus is Coming to Town                                                 John Frederick Coots (1897-1985)                                                                                                           arr. Bob Carulli

A Christmas Festival                                                                    Leroy Anderson        (1908-1975)

Welcome David Feltner our new Music Director

Newly appointed in 2022 as Music Director for the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Orchestra, David Feltner brings a wealth of experience to the position. Equally at home in the symphonic and operatic worlds, he has served as Associate Conductor and Chorus Master for Boston Lyric Opera and Cover Conductor for Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops. 

He is in his twenty-third season as Music Director of the Chamber Orchestra of Boston, a group that has won accolades from audiences and critics alike for its polished performances and innovative programs. He has been thrilling audiences in New Hampshire for the past seventeen seasons as Music Director of the Nashua Chamber Orchestra, where his leadership caused music critic Jeff Rapsis to write: “Conductor David Feltner brought the Nashua Chamber Orchestra to new places.” He is also the Music Director for Sempre Musick, an organization that provides opportunities for talented young musicians to perform with professional orchestras.

An enthusiastic advocate for the music of our time, Mr. Feltner has conducted numerous premieres and works by dozens of living composers, from Anaís Azul to Ellen Taaffe Zwilich. Mr. Feltner is also an accomplished violist and composer and has performed with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Boston Pops, Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, Yamagata (Japan) Symphony, New York City Opera, and Palm Beach Opera, among others. His recent orchestral compositions include Dreams and Awakenings and Piccolo Concerto.

Join us for a future concert

MUSIC FOR LOVERS on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2:30 pm

MUSIC FOR LOVERS on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at 2:30 pm

As the Beatles sang “Love is all you need…”
Enjoy a romantic afternoon of soaring melodies and lush harmonies when we present Music for Lovers. International celebrity, actress and cellist Lori Singer will thrill you with Saint-Saens exciting Cello Concerto. Feel the passion of star-crossed lovers in Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet and Bernstein’s West Side Story.

BROADWAY’S BEST on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm

BROADWAY’S BEST on Sunday, May 21, 2023 at 2:30 pm

Get ready for a walk down the Great White Way!You may want to wear your tap shoes because you’ll are sure to be tapping your toes to the tunes of Broadway’s Best. Isabella Phair will sing “If I loved you” from Carousel and the orchestra will play selections from your favorite musicals, including Chicago, Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Hamilton and Mamma Mia!

 

About Us

The mission of the Merrimack Valley Philharmonic Society, Inc. is to provide performance and listening opportunities of quality orchestral music for Merrimack Valley musicians and audiences. In addition, we
are committed to the nurturing and encouragement of young musicians by providing performance opportunities, training, and scholarships for the advanced study of music.