PCPS Holiday Concert Tonight

Ponca City Now - December 1, 2022 6:53 am

The Ponca City Public Schools Elementary, Middle, Advanced Philharmonic and Symphony Strings Orchestras will present their annual Holiday concert on Thursday, December 1, at 7:00 p.m. in the Ponca City Schools Concert Hall on Overbrook across from the High School.

Santa will be in the lobby before the concert from 6:00 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. to take pictures with anyone that wants to.

The performance begins with the 6th Grade Orchestra, under the direction of Katie Rolf and Cassidy Broome performing John O’Reilly’s Pizzicato Magic. The group will then perform a holiday favorite, Up On The Housetop.

The  8th Grade Orchestra under the direction of Katie Rolf  will then play Elliott Del Borgo’s classical fugue Concertino In G and Skiing Holiday by Alvin F. Mistak and Lloyd Conley’s arrangement from The Sound of Music, My Favorite Things.

The  7th Grade Orchestra under the direction of Cassidy Broome will then perform Hiawatha, composed by Soon Hee Newbold and Caryn Neidhold’s Rockin’ Ol’ St. Nick. The 7th Grade Orchestra will conclude their portion of the concert with Ukrainian Bell Carol, arranged by John Caponegro.

The program continues with the High School Philharmonic orchestra under the direction of Cassidy Broome and Katie Rolf. The Philharmonic Orchestra will begin with Larry Moore’s arrangement of Wellerman, then Land of Dragons by Chris Thomas, featuring solos by Joe Leavitt (violin) and Emma Dye (cello). They conclude their portion of the concert with the Trans-Siberian favorite Faith Noel arranged by Bob Phillips.

Following the High School Philharmonic Orchestra the 5th Grade Orchestra will perform Rolling Along, Good King Wenceslas and Jingle Bells. Select members of the Philharmonic and Symphony Strings Orchestra will accompany the 5th grade orchestra, under the direction of Cassidy Broome and Katie Rolf.

To conclude the concert, all of the orchestras will combine on stage to perform Jingle Bells. Selected members of the Symphony Strings Orchestra will accompany the orchestras.

Paula Cochran, District Instrumental Music Coordinator will accompany the orchestras on the piano and Jason Palmer, Senior band member will play the drums.

There is no admission fee and the public is cordially invited to attend this Holiday Concert.




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