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Special Event - Christmas
Palermo, the Christmas Concert is back with the Children's Choir of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra Foundation
Ancient and modern Christmas songs and music for the festive concert directed by Riccardo Scilipoti
Organized by: Sicilian Symphony Orchestra

Sicilian Symphony Orchestra Presents

“ 63rd Concert Season 2022 -23 ”
To the Politeama Garibaldi of Palermo Friday December 23, 2022 (8pm) the traditional is back Christmas concert organized by Foundation Sicilian Symphony Orchestra under the 63. Concert Season.

The FOSS Children's Choir, directed by Riccardo Scilipoti and accompanied by the professors of the Orchestra, he brings the magic and enchantment of Christmas to the stage, on a journey through the most beautiful music of yesterday and today dedicated to the most heartfelt celebration of the year.

The program ranges from the traditional Adeste fideles, Noel c'est l'amour is God rest you merry gentlemen – in the Perry Como version arranged by Alberto Manaci -, to the now delicate now brilliant pieces of Leroy Anderson (1908 – 1975), American composer author of numerous successful songs, a Hedwigs theme from Harry Potter of John Williams, winner of five Academy Awards for his soundtracks, up to Little American Christmas Suite, medley arranged by Alberto Manciaci, at the Polonaise of Rimsky-Korsakov and ai waltz from the ballets of Tchaikovsky.

Preciousness of the program, the first performance of the piece Light of the world of Mauro Schiavone, composed at the request of Riccardo Scilipoti expressly for this concert.

Palermo, the Christmas Concert is back with the Children's Choir of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra Foundation


Riccardo Scilipoti director

Choir of White Voices of the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra Foundation


Christmas Concert 2022

Nikolaj Rimsky-Korsakov Polonaise from "Christmas Eve"
Pëtr Il'ič Tchaikovsky Snowflake Waltz from "The Nutcracker"
Pëtr Il'ič Tchaikovsky Waltz from "Swan Lake"
Traditional Adeste fideles *
John Williams Hedwigs theme from “Harry Potter”
Perry Como God rest you merry gentlemen* 
Leroy Anderson Forgotten dreams
Traditional Noel c'est l'amour **
Leroy Anderson Belle of the ball
Mauro Schiavone Light of the world (world premiere)
Leroy Anderson Fiddle faddle
A little american christmas suite *:
Medley of Have yourself a merry little Christmas (Hugh Martin – Ralph Blane), White Christmas (Irving Berlin), Jingle bells (James Pierpont) 

* arrangements by Alberto Maniaci
** arrangement by Marcello Biondolillo

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