Itâ€™s impossible to think of one without the other. Nothing accompanies Christmas like music!
And where else but at Cal Phil can you hearâ€”in one performance!â€”sounds of the season ranging from immortal classics like Tchaikovskyâ€™s The Nutcracker and Handelâ€™s Messiah to Leroy Andersonâ€™s beloved Sleigh Ride?
They do more, however, than take a romp through the snow. Their performance of excerpts from the Christmastime opera, HĂ¤nsel and Gretel, will introduce two young artists embarking upon what will undoubtedly become major careers: 18 year old mezzo soprano, Clare Snodgrass, as HĂ¤nsel and soprano Emily Dyer, 16, as Gretel. Both are recipients of the Cal Phil Foundationâ€™s Young Artist Performance Awardâ€¦with good reason, as youâ€™ll realize from the first note they sing!
The other special guest doesnâ€™t singâ€”at least not that weâ€™re aware of, although at Cal Phil, you never know! The Maestro just may coax a note or two out of him. But, whatever happens, our featured performer has long earned bravos for his inimitable interpretation of Ho-Ho-Hoâ€¦.
Let Cal Phil help you make this your merriestâ€”and most musicalâ€”Christmas yet.
First of all, come early. Carolers will perform in the lobby prior to the performance! Better yet, YOU get to perform tooâ€”during the Messiah sing-along.
Published on Oct 03, 2011