ONNY Holiday Concert This Saturday

The Brass Ensemble of the Orchestra of Northern New York performs its Holiday in Brass concert this Saturday at 7:30 pm in Hosmer Hall, SUNY Potsdam and is sure to put concertgoers in a festive holiday spirit. As the world celebrates Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa this month, so does ONNY.

Both sacred and secular Christmas pieces will be presented, ranging from “O Come, O Come Emanuel” and “While by My Sheep” to a variety of musical works including selections from the animated cartoons How the Grinch Stole Christmas, Frosty the Snowman, Santa Claus Is Coming to Town, and Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. Anthony DiLorenzo’s setting of ’Twas the Night Before Christmas will also be presented.

ONNY will commemorate Hanukkah with the Bill Holcombe medley The Sounds of Hanukkah that includes “Moz Tsur” (“Rock of Ages”), “Mi Y’Malel” (“Who Can Retell”), “My Dreidel,” “S’Vivon” (“Spin Dreidel”), and “Hanukkah, O Hanukkah.” 

Kwanzaa will also be celebrated with a performance of Valerie Coleman’s composition Umoja—The First Day of Kwanzaa. Umoja is the Swahili word for unity and begins the annual seven-day celebration that strives for unity in family, community, nation, and race.

Tickets are available online at onny.org, by calling 315-212-3440 or at the door.