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Program 2:30 PM & 7:30 PM Christmas Festival .........................................Leroy Anderson Welcome.......................................Honorable Willie Adams, Jr. “Gloria” from Messa Kenya..........................................Bassler Hanukkah Festival Overture....................................arr. Richman O Holy Night (Leroy Bynum, tenor soloist). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Adolphe Adam “Hallelujah chorus” from Messiah....................................Handel Selections from the Nutcracker Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky Trepak, Dance of the Reed Flutes, Waltz of the Flowers

CHRISTMAS SONG SING-ALONG.............................arr. Munford Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town

You better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why: Santa Claus is comin’ to town. He’s makin’ a list, and checkin’ it twice, Gonna find out who’s naughty and nice. Santa Claus is comin’ to town. He sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. He knows if you’ve been bad or good, so be good for goodness sake. Oh, you better watch out, you better not cry. You better not pout, I’m tellin’ you why: Santa Claus is comin’ to town.

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Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer

Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer had a very shiny nose, And if you ever saw it, you would even say it glows. All of the other reindeer used to laugh and call him names. They never let poor Rudolph join in any other reindeer games. Then one foggy Christmas Eve, Santa came to say: “Rudolph, with your nose so bright, won’t you guide my sleigh tonight?” Then all the reindeer loved him, as they shouted out with glee: “Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer, you’ll go down in history.”

Christmas Song

Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping at your nose, Yuletide carols being sung by the fire and folks dressed up like Eskimos. Everybody knows a turkey and some mistletoe help to make the season bright. Tiny tots with their eyes all aglow will find it hard to sleep tonight. They know that Santa’s on his way; he’s loaded lots of toys and goodies on his sleigh And every mother’s child is gonna spy to see if reindeer really know how to fly. And so, I’m offering this simple phrase to kids from one to ninety-two. Although it’s been said many times, many ways: “Merry Christmas to You!”

Jingle Bells

Dashing through the snow, in a one horse open sleigh, O’er the fields we go, laughing all the way. HA! HA! HA! Bells on bobtail ring, making spirits bright,

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What fun it is to ride and sing a sleighing song tonight. OH! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh! HEY! Jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle all the way! Oh what fun it is to ride in a one horse open sleigh!

We Wish You a Merry Christmas

We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas, We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Sleigh Ride.......................................................................................Leroy Anderson White Christmas.....................................................................................arr. Bennet White Christmas I’m dreaming of a white Christmas, just like the ones I used to know, Where the treetops glisten and children listen to hear sleigh bells in the snow. I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with ev’ry Christmas card I write: “May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white.”

I’m dreaming of a white Christmas with ev’ry Christmas card I write: “May your days be merry and bright and may all your Christmases be white.”

“God Bless Us Everyone” from Walt Disney’s A Christmas Carol

(Leroy Bynum, Tenor Solo)...............................................................................Silvestri/Ballard

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David Hoose, Conductor David Hoose is Music Director of Cantata Singers & Ensemble, an organization whose repertoire reaches from Schütz and Bach to music of today. He is also Music Director of Collage New Music, an ensemble whose musicians from New York, New Jersey and Massachusetts, including members of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, are esteemed exponents of contemporary music. Both ensembles are looking toward significant anniversaries: Collage New Music, its 40th, in 2011-2012, and Cantata Singers, its 50th, in 2013-2014. For eleven years, he was also Music Director of the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. Mr. Hoose is also Professor of Music at the Boston University School of Music, where he has been Director of Orchestral Activities since 1987. Mr. Hoose is a recipient of the Choral Arts New England Alfred Nash Patterson Lifetime Achievement Award, the Ditson Conductors Award for the Advancement of American Music, the Walter W. Naumburg Chamber Music Award (with the Emmanuel Wind Quintet), the ASCAP/Chorus America Award for Adventurous Programming (with Cantata Singers), and the Dmitri Mitropoulos Award at the Berkshire (Tanglewood) Music Center. His recording of John Harbison’s Mottetti di Montale, with Collage New Music, was a Grammy Nominee for Best Recording with Small Ensemble, and his recording with Collage of Donald Sur’s chamber works was recently released on Albany Records. His other recordings appear on the New World, Koch, Nonesuch, Composers’ Recordings (CRI), Delos, Arsis, GunMar, and Neuma labels. Mr. Hoose has appeared as guest conductor with the Chicago Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Korean Broadcasting Symphony, Saint Louis Symphony, Utah Symphony, Quad City Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Regionale Toscana (Italy), Boston Symphony Chamber Players, Handel & Haydn Society, Chorus pro Musica, Back Bay Chorale, Tanglewood Music Center, Monadnock Music Festival, New Hampshire Music Festival Orchestra, June Opera Festival of New Jersey, Warebrook Music Festival, Dinosaur Annex, Alea III, Fromm Chamber Players, League of Composers (ISCM), and numerous times with Pro Arte Chamber Orchestra of Boston and with Emmanuel Music. He has also conducted the Manhattan School Chamber Sinfonia Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Orchestra, Musica Nova and Philharmonia, the University of Southern California Symphony Orchestra, New England Conservatory’s Symphony Orchestra, Wind Ensemble and Contemporary Ensemble, and the Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra.

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Tickets Available at www.albanysymphony.org

FEBRUARY 11, 2012 “A Classic Valentine”

PRE-CONCERT VALENTINE DINNER Tickets Available in January

Albany Municipal Auditorium 200 North Jackson Street Albany, Georgia 31701 Pre-Concert Conversation - 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Melissa White, violin Juan Miguel Hernandez, viola Khachaturian: Adagio from Spartacus Mozart: Sinfonia concertante for violin, viola & orchestra Tchaikovsky: Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture ¨ Saint-Saens: Music from Samson & Delilah Celebrate this year with a “Classic Valentine” date. Hear two of classical music’s newest upcoming stars perform “duo” concerto with the Albany Symphony and delight in classic musical selections about famous couples – don’t miss Romeo & Juliet, Samson & Delilah and others!

Juan Miguel Hernandez and Melissa White appear by arrangement with Sciolino Artist Management

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MAY 12, 2012

“Every Good Boy Deserves Favor” Albany Municipal Auditorium 200 North Jackson Street Albany, Georgia 31701

Pre-Concert Conversation - 6:30 pm 7:30 pm Riegger: La Belle Dame sans Merci Previn: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour The Albany Symphony’ s season finale salutes Theater Albany in a unique stage play by Tom Stoppard with music by André Previn: Every Good Boy Deserves Favour. The title derives from the popular mnemonic used by music students to remember the notes on the lines of the treble clef: E-G-B-D-F. The actors are joined by a full orchestra, which not only provides music throughout the play but also forms an essential part of the action.

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Sponsors:

PLATINUM:

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GOLD:

Procter and Gamble The Albany Herald The City of Albany/ Albany Municipal Auditorium

SILVER:

HeritageBank of the South Leigh Brooks MillerCoors Moore, Clarke, Duvall & Rodgers, P.C. Watson Spence, LLP

BRONZE:

Albany Rotary Club Country Inn and Suites Courtyard Marriott George “Smitty” Johnson as Santa Lawn Barber Nursery SB&T

SPECIAL THANKS:

Members of Southside Middle School and Robert Cross Middle Magnet School Choirs directed by Theresa Bell and Jill Taylor for the lobby entertainment before the first performance.

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