The Magic of Christmas 2022

Eckart Preu, Music Director

Celebrate the Magic of Christmas with your Portland Symphony Orchestra! This beloved tradition (now in its 43rd year!) will feature brilliant renditions of holiday classics new and old!

Bruce BROUGHTON | Overture from Miracle on 34th Street 
John WILLIAMS | Music from Home Alone
1. Somewhere in my Memory
2. Merry Christmas
Louis ARMSTRONG arr. O’Laughlin | Cool Yule
Nat King COLE | The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Hugh MARTIN arr. Hagen, prepared by DuBoff & Sultanof | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Pyotr Ilyich TCHAIKOVSKY | Selections from The Nutcracker
1. Sugar Plum Fairy
2. Waltz of the Flowers
Paul FULLAM | The Maine Christmas Song
George Frideric HANDEL  | “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah 
Dimitri TIOMKIN | Suite from It’s A Wonderful Life
Christmas Eve Finale from It’s a Wonderful Life 
Johnny MARKS arr. Gilpin | A Holly Jolly Christmas
J. Fred COOTS & Haven GILLESPIE As performed by Michael Bublé Transcribed and adapted by Cy Payne | Santa Claus is coming to town
Adlophe ADAM arr. Hansen | O Holy Night
Edward POLA & George WYLE arr. Hansen | The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Leroy ANDERSON | Sleigh Ride
Arr. Finnegan | Christmas Sing-Along

*This program will be reduced for the 12/17 7pm Family Friendly performance