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.
Yannick Nézet-Séguin - Conductor
Richard Woodhams - Oboe
Ricardo Morales - Clarinet
Daniel Matsukawa - Bassoon
Jennifer Montone - Horn
Clyne - Masquerade
Mozart - Sinfonia concertante, K. 297b, for winds and orchestra
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 1
The Rachmaninoff Symphony No. 1 gets a well-deserved encore. Richard Woodhams, principal oboe from 1977 until his retirement at the end of the 2017-18 season, returns for this encore collaboration with his principal colleagues in this charming work for a quartet of winds and orchestra.
Anna Clyne's Masquerade was premiered at the Last Night of the Proms in 2013 and “draws its inspiration from the original mid-18th century promenade concerts held in London's pleasure gardens” according to the composer. This richly-orchestrated work includes an old English country dance melody and a drinking song to add a festive flair to this program.
This concert is presented in cooperation with