ASO 71st Season "Celebrations"

Time & Place
Amherst Middle School, 55 Kings Highway, Amherst, NY.
Sunday, December 4, 2016 at 3 p.m
Contributions encouraged but   Admission Free!
Bryan Eckenrode, Associate Conductor
Rossini-Respighi/Carr -Selections from “La Boutique Fantasque”
Tomaso Albinoni - Concerto Op.IX, Nr 2
     Allegro e non presto
      Matthew Miraglia, Trumpet
Adam/ Ryden - O Holy Night
     Cristen Gregory, Soprano
Lord Pierpont - Jingle Bells
O’Neill/ Kinkel / /Tchaikovsky/ Phillips - A Mad Russian’s Christmas
Serge Prokofiev - Troika from “Lieutenant Kije Suite”
Achon/Langey - Hebrew Melody, Op.33
George Frederick Handel - Let the Bright Seraphim from “Samson”
      Cristen Gregory, Soprano
      Matthew Miraglia, Trumpet
Gustav Holst -In the Bleak Midwinter
Berlin /Bennett - White Christmas
arr.Lee Norris - Christmas Carol Sing-A-Long

This concert sponsored by:

About the Artists
Cristen Gegory
Cristen Gregory’s career has taken her all over the world: the International Aldeburgh Festival in England; concerts with the English Chamber Orchestra, broadcast on the BBC radio network; recitals in London and the south of France; the Bermuda International Arts Festival; solo recitals and orchestral concerts, oratorio and pops concerts across the United States and Canada, many broadcast on the CBC National Radio network, and as well as National Public Radio. Ms. Gregory has sung concerts for many Chamber Music Series across the United States, Canada, and Britain. Ms. Gregory recorded the sound track to the PBS documentary Glorious Battle - The Siege of Fort Erie, the sound track for Bushido for the International Film Festival, and a CD of the Works of Roland E. Martin, some of which were written specifically for her, and a companion CD to Catherine Parker’s paintings titled A Rose Beside The Water.

Matt Miraglia
Matt Miraglia is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY where he received his Bachelors and Masters of Music in Trumpet Performance and Music Education. Matt performs regularly with the Amherst Symphony as the principal trumpet, Clarence Summer Orchestra, Buffalo Brass Quintet, Buffalo Brass Choir and with the Frankfurters German Band. In addition to these groups, Matt has performed with the Erie Symphony, Rochester Philharmonic, Southern Tier Symphony, Rockwell Brass Quintet, Erie County Wind Ensemble and has been a featured soloist with Orchard Park Community Band and Amherst Symphony.