Wednesday, December 4, 2013

New Bern Sun Journal: North Carolina Symphony Opens 'Holiday Pops' with 'Christmas Overture' of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013, 7 PM

Samuel Coleridge-Taylor (1875-1912) is profiled at, which features a comprehensive Works List and a Bibliography by Prof. Dominique-René de Lerma, We are collaborating with the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Foundation of the U.K.,] A 1926 recording of Christmas Overture (6:23) performed by the BBC Wireless Orchestra, conducted by Percy Pitt, was originally released on UK Columbia 9137.  Available versions now include one on the Pristine Audio label.

Sun Journal

New Bern, North Carolina

Symphony’s annual Holiday Pops to bring seasonal classics to New Bern

Published: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 at 14:23 PM.
Santa Claus isn’t the only one coming to town. The North Carolina Symphony will bring beloved holiday music to New Bern Tuesday with Holiday Pops, a tradition that has become a favorite across the state.
Led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, the 7 p.m. concert is at the New Bern Riverfront Convention Center.
The state’s premier orchestra will present treasured celebrations of the season, beginning with “Christmas Overture,” by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, followed by a beautiful arrangement of a holiday classic titled “Fantasia on Greensleeves.”

The program also features orchestral holiday classics with a piece from the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet “The Nutcracker” as well as “Dance of the Tumblers” from Rimsky-Korsakov’s “The Snow Maiden.” 

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