Holiday Concert: “Tchotchke”

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Date(s) - Saturday, November 26, 2022
8:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Holmes Hall


Our annual holiday concert! A feast of fine music, Victorian architecture, terrific food, and the fun of trains, set in one of Pittsburgh’s most remarkable 19th-century mansions. Featured is a program of quintet favorites, old and new. The Concerto for Wind Quintet, by Belgian composer-organist Joseph Jongen, is a wonderful work in a post-Impressionist style written during World War II. Recent works include the charming Kaleidoscope by Venezuelan-American composer Efraín Amaya and the Quintet of the late Pittsburgh composer/cellist Paul Critser. Holiday selections include R. James Whipple’s Four Jewish Dances and secular Christmas music arranged by Keith Powell.

Following the concert is a meet-the-artist reception and a tour of the world’s finest collection of pre-WWII “standard-gauge” electric trains by Lionel, American Flyer, Ives, and other pioneering toy companies.

the Winds warming up in Holmes Hall

   * * * PROGRAM * * *

Traditional: I’ve Been Working on the Railroad
Joseph Jongen: 
Concerto for Wind Quintet (1942)
Paul Critser: Quintet (2017 )
R. James Whipple: Four Jewish Dances
Efraín Amaya: 
Kaleidoscope (2003)
Julia Niebergall: Hoosier Rag (1907 )
 Holiday Selections