Christmas in Vienna showcases the world-renowned Vienna Boys Choir with voices of unforgettable beauty in an extraordinary program featuring Austrian folk songs, classical masterpieces, popular songs, and holiday favorites.
Frederick Haas - Host
Chelsea Chen - Organ
Peter Richard Conte - Organ
Christopher Houlihan - Organ
Duruflé - Toccata, from Suite
Grieg - “In the Hall of the Mountain King,” Suite No. 1 from Peer Gynt
Webber - Suite from The Phantom of the Opera
Widor - First movement from Organ Symphony No. 6
Bolcom - “Graceful Ghost Rag,” from Three Ghost Rags
Dukas - The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Vierne - Toccata in B-flat minor, from Pièces de fantaisie, Suite No. 2
Berlioz - “March to the Scaffold,” from Symphonie fantastique
Bach - Toccata and Fugue in D minor
The Halloween Organ Extravaganza combines thrilling organ repertoire, both traditional and novel, into a fun Halloween evening. Experience the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ like never before in this late-night Halloween performance. See the virtuosic action on the keyboard and pedals up close through unique video projection in the hall. Experience the full range of this incredible instrument's capabilities through remarkable showpieces and demonstrations, enhanced by dramatic lighting and theatrical effects. After the concert, audience members are invited to lie down on the Verizon Hall stage to feel the awesome power of the Fred J. Cooper Memorial Organ and its lowest, vibrating sounds.
Please note The Philadelphia Orchestra does not perform on this program.