Our December 2022 Concert, Tropical Holiday

Dear Music Lover,

Are you pining for more sunshine on these dark-early days? I know I am, and we have just the remedy: Join us at the Knight Auditorium on December 10 at 2:00 p.m. for Tropical Holiday.

From the gentle island rhythms of Jamaican Sailaway by Allen Stein to the steamy drama of Street Tango by the beloved Argentinian master composer, Astor Piazzolla, here’s a program that’s certain to warm a winter’s day. Frank Ticheli’s Sun Dance is a nod to the light we humans seek, and Christmas Calypso by Stephen Bulla is the perfect mash-up of traditional tunes and Caribbean good cheer. Another heat-seeking highlight is a musical postcard from 1859 Guadeloupe: Louis Gottshalk’s, A Night in the Tropics, arranged by Mark Williams.

Dashing through sand to snow, the Band will perform the Leroy Anderson classic, Sleigh Ride, and you’ll also hear some fresh new versions of familiar tunes. Get ready for A Rollicking Hanukah, a top-speed medley arranged by Randall D. Standridge. The perfect calming counterpoint is Mark Willam’s A Winter’s Carol, a lovely and haunting theme and variations on O Come O Come Emmanuel. And no Latin holiday would be complete without a rousing arrangement by Tom Wallace and Tony McCutchen of JosĂ© Feliciano’s joyful Feliz Navidad, guaranteed to send you home humming.

This seasonal celebration with a Latin groove is our second outing under the baton of our new conductor, by Tom Borning. Also the conductor of the Falmouth Town Band, Tom is the lead trumpet in the Compaq Big Band and an award-winning music educator. We’re all so happy to be working with him!

I hope to see you in the audience!


Tropical Holiday, musical sunshine to celebrate the season. Saturday, December 10, 2022, 2 PM, Barnstable High School Knight Auditorium, Hyannis, MA

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