Join Scandinavia House in a special concert that celebrates the magic of the holidays in Scandinavia, featuring classical Nordic Christmas music and American holiday favorites.
The Scandia Brass Quintet will perform traditional Christmas music representing all five Nordic countries including selections by Finnish composers Jean Sibelius, P.J. Hannikainen, and Armas Marsaalo, Danish Christmas carols arranged for brass by Danish composer and professor Jan Maegaard, and traditional Norwegian and Swedish holiday dance music that captures the spirit of the holidays with Per Horberg’s Julpolska.
The quintet will also play from their traditional holiday repertoire, featuring David Uber’s Christmas Carol Suite, Arcangelo Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride, among other popular selections.
The Scandia Brass Quintet is comprised of the principal brass players of the New York Scandia Symphony. Like the Scandia Symphony, the quintet specializes in the performance of Scandinavian, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary music. Alex Holton and James Ross, trumpets, are both members of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Peter Reit, French horn, is the principle in the Broadway musical Phantom of the Opera and also plays in the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra. Timothy Albright, trombone, also performs with the Orchestra of Saint Luke’s, and Morris Kainuma, tuba, regularly performs with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra.