WindSync Performs Original Arrangements of Holiday Favorites

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Based in Houston, Texas, the quintet Windsync is known for performing original arrangements of well-known pieces, entirely from memory. (Lynn Lane)

Join the Showcase, Wednesday at 9pm, as we celebrate the most wonderful time of the year, starting with a WindSync telling of Christmas classic ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas. Host Bob Sherman reads verses by Ogden Nash to accompany the Windsync arrangement of The New Nutcracker Suite by Tchaikovsky. Based in Houston, Texas, the quintet Windsync is known for performing original arrangements of well-known pieces, entirely from memory. The ensemble first came to the Showcase in 2013 for a studio session, and returned last year to record a holiday special.

To close out, a unique piece commissioned three years ago for the Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra called The Sneetches. Contemporary Spanish composer Lorezo Palomo was inspired for this score by none other than Theodor Geisel, otherwise known as Dr. Suess.

Program Details:

Moore: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas Medley: Little Drummer Boy, The Christmas Song, Dance of the Mirlitons, Jingle Bells, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, and Sleigh Ride

Tchaikovsky: The Nutcracker Suite (with Ogden Nash verses read by Bob Sherman)
— WindSync: Garrett Hudson, flute; Erin Tsai, oboe; Jack Marquardt, clarinet; Tracy Jacobson, bassoon; Anni Hochhalter, horn         (Recorded in the YAS studio at WQXR)

Paloma: The Sneetches
-- Oberlin Conservatory Orchestra; John De Lancie, narrator; Raphael Jimenez, conductor

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