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Holiday Brass

Dec 16 - Dec 17

The annual holiday tradition, which began in 1995, returns with festive fare sure to make your season bright. These concerts are family-friendly for ages 4 and up.


Holiday Brass


8:00 PM





2:00 PM




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Wu Tsai Theater, David Geffen Hall

Additional Info

These concerts will be streamed on the Hauser Digital Wall.


Pierpont / Arr. R. Elkjer

Jingle Bells

Ricardo Mollá

The Guiding Star (World Premiere)

Joel Collier

Personent Hodie

Roger Harvey

Fantasy de Noël

Traditional / Arr. D. Gates

The Wexford Carol

John Rutter / Arr. R. Harvey

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

Holst / Arr. J. Naigus

In the Bleak Midwinter

Gregory Pascuzzi

Hanukkah Reflections

William James / Arr. J. Curnow

An Australian Christmas

Stephen Bulla

Christmas Proclamation Overture

Traditional / Arr. J. Naigus

O Come, O Come Emmanuel

Traditional / Arr. D. Gates

O Christmas Tree

Traditional / Arr. K. Norbury

Huron Carol

Gruber / Arr. D. Gates

Silent Night

Marcus Venables

Yuletide Treasure

G. Shayne & N. Regney / Arr. D. Richard

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Various / Arr. D. Sorenson

Season’s Greetings

Bizet / Arr. S. Bulla

Farandole from L’Arlésienne


  • New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion


  • Philip Smith

    Conductor / Host / Trumpet

    Philip Smith joined the New York Philharmonic as Co-Principal Trumpet in 1978; became Principal Trumpet, The Paula Levin Chair, in 1988; and retired at the end of the 2013–14 season. In August 2014 he joined the Hugh Hodgson School of Music at the University of Georgia as the William F. and Pamela P. Prokasy Professor in the Arts. There, in addition to teaching trumpet, he is the bandmaster of the UGA British Brass Band, a member of the Georgia Brass Quintet, and coach of the Bulldog Brass Society. He is an occasional guest with the Charleston Symphony and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra trumpet sections.

    Learn more about Philip Smith

Special Thanks

Programs for Families at the New York Philharmonic are presented by Daria and Eric Wallach.

Major support for Holiday Brass is provided by the Gurnee and Marjorie Hart Endowment Fund. 


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