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11:30 AM

Christmas Kids’ Spectacular

11:30 AM, Verizon Hall
Aram Demirjian - Conductor
The Rock School for Dance Education - Dancers
Charlotte Blake Alston - Narrator
Various - Christmas Festival Overture
Korngold - Overture to The Snowman
Rimsky-Korsakov - Polonaise, from Christmas Eve
Tchaikovsky - Selections from The Nutcracker
Bizet - "Farandole," from L'Arlésienne, Suite No. 2
Bass - The Night Before Christmas
Various - A Holly and Jolly Sing-Along
Anderson - Sleigh Ride

It’s the start of the holiday season with The Philadelphia Orchestra! Bring the whole family for a festive celebration of your favorite Christmas songs.

8:00 PM

Runnicles Conducts Mozart

8:00 PM, Verizon Hall
Donald Runnicles - Conductor
Vaughan Williams - Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Mozart - Symphony No. 38 ("Prague")
Humperdinck - Hansel and Gretel, Suite for Orchestra
Wagner - Overture to Tannhäuser

Frequent guest Donald Runnicles is an illustrious figure on opera podiums from San Francisco to New York to Berlin. This program highlights his mastery, from the fairy-tale charms of Hansel and Gretel to the powerful mythological romance of Tannhäuser. A renowned symphonic conductor as well, Maestro Runnicles will reveal all the charm and profundity of Mozart’s “Prague” Symphony. We open with Vaughan Williams’s 16th-century retrospective Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis, featuring the uniquely lush Philadelphia strings.



Format: 2019-01-18