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Season Concert

Holiday Magic!

featuring
Richard Hodges, narration
& baritone
Ibidunni Ojikutu, soprano
December 15, 2024
3:00 pm
Mount Baker Theatre

Program*

‘Twas the Night Before Christmas & other holiday favorites!
Scott Henderson | The Feast of Stephen

Join the symphony, Richard Hodges, and Ibidunni Ojikutu for our 9th annual Holiday Magic, featuring a reading of ‘Twas The Night Before Christmas with live music from the orchestra as well as festive classics and a fun, family sing-a-long.

Of Note

Richard Hodges is the director of voice studies at Western Washington University. He has performed with the New York Metropolitan Opera and has been described as a “baritone powerhouse” with an “electric presence” on stage.

Soprano Ibidunni Ojikutu hails from Bellingham and is currently a teaching and freelance artist with Seattle Opera Outreach and Seattle Opera. Opera News raved that her performance in Porgy and Bess “was as charming as the lilt in her voice."

Sleigh Ride includes instruments representing a horse from a trumpet whinny to a hooves clip-clopping with temple blocks.

Sleigh Ride was composed during the month of July in 1946 during a heat wave.

Gruber originally composed Silent Night for guitar. There are rumors that this was because of damage to the church organ, which normally was the accompaniment for church vocal music at the time.

Composer Scott Henderson wrote The Feast of Stephen for the BSO. This will be the world premier!


Discover More

WATCH The horse whinny, clip-clop, and whip in Sleigh Ride

WATCH This classic holiday carol. Can you spot it in our concert?

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There is NO Pre-Concert Lecture for this concert.

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*All programs subject to change