Merry, Merry Chicago!

Dec 17 - Dec 23, 2021
Merry Merry Chicago


Chicago’s favorite musical holiday celebration returns to Symphony Center! The world-renowned members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, led by conductor Alastair Willis, are joined by celebrated Broadway star Jessica Vosk, known for roles in Wicked and Fiddler on the Roof, for a program of seasonal favorites perfect for the entire family. Enjoy festive musical selections, including “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” and more, along with orchestral music of the season, including selections from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden and Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite.


Recommended for ages 5 and up.

Program to include:

A Christmas Overture


Dance of the Tumblers from Snow Maiden

Pola/Wyle, arr. Kessler

It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year

Rodgers & Hammerstein

My Favorite Things from Sound of Music


Overture to Morning, Noon, and Night in Vienna

Vaughan Williams

Fantasia on Greensleeves

Traditional, arr. Cardon, orch. Breeze

O Come, All Ye Faithful (Adeste fideles)


Crown Imperial

Mitchell, arr. Mitchell



Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Trepak from The Nutcracker


Introduction and March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland

Pierpoint, arr. Lai, orch. Shirar

Jingle, Jingle Bells


Sleigh Ride

Martin - Blane, arr. Hjelt

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

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