The Fireside Social Orchestra presents "A Fireside Christmas"
The Fireside Social Orchestra presents "A Fireside Christmas", a memorable evening of Nineteenth Century Christmas Music on period instruments and voices. Featuring Phil and Gayle Neuman and Cal Scott of The Trail Band with Ben Fitch, Laura Kuhlman, Cindy Markham, and Elizabeth OConnor. Two shows: Saturday November 30th at 7:30pm and Sunday December 1st at 3:00pm. The Fireside Social Orchestra recreates the small orchestra featured in parlour and ballroom performances of long ago with period instruments including violin, tenor viola, cello, flageolet, walking stick recorder, flute, cornet, flügelhorn, alto horn, tenor horn, ophicleide, tuba, mandolin, banjo, guitar, autoharp, piano, reed contrabass, alphorns, bagpipes, voices and more. The program will feature familiar Christmas carols in their original forms, including Silent Night ("Stille Nacht", 1818), Up On the Housetop ("Santa Claus", 1864) and Jingle Bells ("The One Horse Open Sleigh", 1857), along with carols from the English, Scottish and French countryside and descriptive holiday pieces including "A Christmas Holiday" (1899) and "What Shall We Sing at Christmas?" (1899.)
Cost: 15 - 18 USD
3350 Southeast Francis Street
Portland, OR 97202
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