All attendees must show proof of full vaccination for entry to the concert. Audience members must wear masks at all times.
A holiday favorite is back for a fifth year as the hall will once again be filled with the unique sound of traditional holiday pieces being performed by tuba and euphonium musicians from across the area. Returning also will be guest soloists Kristen Plumley (soprano) and Kristin Stewart (flute) showcasing their incredible musicianship. The evening’s program will also include works by VIctor Herbert (arranged by NJWS’s own Rick Summers) and Johan de Meij.
Described as possessing a “shimmering soprano” (The New York Times) with “sparkle and precision” (The Washington Post), Connecticut native Kristen Plumley has performed with many opera companies throughout the country, including New York City Opera (Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro), Virginia Opera (Norina in Don Pasquale and Zerlina in Don Giovanni), Chautauqua Opera (Sophie in Werther), Lyric Opera of Cleveland (Despina in Così fan Tutte), Amarillo Opera (Musetta in La Bohème), Greensboro Opera (Adina in L’Elisir d’Amore and Gilda in Rigoletto), Opera Festival of New Jersey (Nannetta in Falstaff and Amor in Orfeo ed Euridice, Boheme Opera (NJ) (Adele in Die Fledermaus), Opera Memphis (Yum-Yum in The Mikado) and Nevada Opera (Josephine in H.M.S. Pinafore).Read More
Kristin Bacchiocchi-Stewart, D.M.A. is a dedicated teacher, chamber musician and an enthusiastic advocate for contemporary music. She is the director and founder of The Flute Academy, located in Bergen County, New Jersey. She is passionate about working with aspiring young musicians, helping them shape their love of music. Dr. Bacchiocchi-Stewart has served on the faculties of Union College, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, Frostburg State University, Ithaca College and Schenectady County Community College. She is an instructor and administrator for the Marina Piccinini International Master Classes and has also been on the faculty for the Savage Mountain Summer Chamber Music Summer Series and Flauto Musicale. Read More
Sussex Mummers’ Carol
Fly Me To the Tuba Moon
Walking In A Winter Wonderland
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
arr. Percy Grainger, Douglas Stotter
Ralph Vaughan Williams, arr. William Silvester
Johann de Meij
Victor Herbert, arr. Rick Summers
Bart Howard, arr. Chris Donze
Robert Schumann, arr. Anton Weiss
Richard B. Smith & Felix Bernard, arr. Ken Miller
James Lord Pierpoint, arr. Ken Miller
Hugh Margin & Ralph Blane, arr. Ken Miller
TubaChristmas selections performed by guest Euphonium and Tuba players.
Program Subject To Change.
All New Jersey Wind Symphony Subscription Concerts are held at the West Side Presbyterian Church, Ridgewood, NJ. West Side Presbyterian Church is fully ADA compliant providing handicap accessible entry to the concert venue as well as bathroom facilities. Important signage and directions are presented in braille.