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Christmas with the Maestro Review

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Hear the voice of an angel—operatic sensation Angel Blue! What’s more, you’ll enjoy hearing Cal Phil Foundation Young Artist Performance Award Winners soprano Emily Dyer and mezzo Clare Snodgrass and the Cal Phil Chorale. All that AND a visit from Santa! There’s no better way to kick off your holidays.

It’s impossible to think of one without the other.  Nothing accompanies Christmas like music!

And where else but at Cal Phil can you hear—in one performance!—sounds of the season ranging from immortal classics like Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker and Handel’s Messiah to Leroy Anderson’s beloved Sleigh Ride?

They do more, however, than take a romp through the snow.  Their performance of excerpts from the Christmastime opera, Hänsel and Gretel, will introduce two young artists embarking upon what will undoubtedly become major careers: 18 year old mezzo soprano, Clare Snodgrass, as Hänsel and soprano Emily Dyer, 16, as Gretel.  Both are recipients of the Cal Phil Foundation’s Young Artist Performance Award…with good reason, as you’ll realize from the first note they sing!

The other special guest doesn’t sing—at least not that we’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-Ho….

Let Cal Phil help you make this your merriest—and most musical—Christmas yet.
First of all, come early.  Carolers will perform in the lobby prior to the performance!  Better yet, YOU get to perform too—during the Messiah sing-along.

Published on Oct 03, 2011

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