Celebrate the Season with your favorite Symphoria Pops Conductor and holiday tunes. Guest vocalist Ronnie Leigh joins Symphoria on stage for CNY’s favorite tradition. Make some hot cocoa, turn on the twinkly lights, put on your favorite holiday jammies and enjoy this concert from home! With 3 performances to choose from, you don’t have a reason to miss it!
*There will be an additional 1:30pm Saturday matinee performance.
O’LOUGHLIN: Fanfare for a Christmas Pops
Symphoria Brass Quintet & Percussion
CUSTER: Chanukah Festival Overture
Symphoria String Quartet
POLA & WYLE: It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
GANNON &KENT: I’ll Be Home for Christmas
LOWRY & GREENE: Mary, Did You Know?
O’LOUGHLIN: The Wexford Carol
Symphoria Brass Quintet
PIERPONT: Jingle Bells
Symphoria Brass Quintet
BERLIN: I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm
FOSTER & THOMSPON-JENNER: Grown Up Christmas List
RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN: My Favorite Things
ANDERSON: Sleigh Ride
Symphoria String Quartet and Percussion Section
O’LOUGHLIN: Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus
O’LOUGHLIN: We Wish You a Merry Christmas
And over the course of those five decades, at thousands of gigs, concerts and performances, Ronnie has never come up short. If this was baseball, this guy's the musical equivalent of Hank Aaron, .... a guy who hits it out of the park every night, and never fails to delight audiences wherever he performs. His multiple-octave vocal range, engaging stage presence, singular style and his love of the music always comes across, and whether he’s interpreting Monk, Al Jarreau or Duke, the man’s consistently sensational!
After 40 years in the music biz, working with everyone from Smokey to Aretha to Ray Charles, and after 30 years of watching this guy, all I can tell you is that he’s one of the finest song stylists working in jazz today. But it doesn't stop there. He's also one of the finest Soul and R & B stylists I've ever heard and an amazing entertainer. The guy's the complete package. And it's not even remotely hype to mention him in the same sentence with the great Lou Rawls and the amazing Donny Hathaway.
~ Frank Malfitano, founder, Syracuse Jazz Fest
Recent collaborations include such artists as Sarah McLachlan, Adele, Josh Groban, Pentatonix, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Kelly Clarkson, Diana Ross, Journey, Melissa Etheridge, Weird Al Yankovic, Blue Man Group, Janelle Monáe, Audra McDonald, Hall and Oates, Gloria Estefan, the Indigo Girls, Diana Krall, Itzhak Perlman, Natalie Merchant, Chris Isaak, Pink Martini, Brandi Carlile, The Decemberists, Martina McBride, Josh Ritter, Gloria Gaynor and others. The Los Angeles Times calls his orchestrations “...magnificent and colorful” while adding “...even more dimension...” to the compositions. Daily Variety heralds Sean’s writing as “most impressive ...” with a “wide range of coloring in the orchestra...” that “...adds heft and rolling energy.
Through his growing number of commissioned and published works, Sean is excited to continue contributing to the rich history of orchestral and wind band literature. His music is published by Excelcia Music, Hal Leonard and Carl Fischer. He is a frequent guest conductor with professional orchestras around the country and abroad. An annual ASCAP Special Awards winner, Sean was a composition fellow at the Henry Mancini Institute in Los Angeles, and holds composition degrees from New England Conservatory and Syracuse University.