It’s a gift from the youth of Chicago: throughout 2021, featured Introductions soloists recorded extra pieces of music in their sessions. We’ve saved these short vignettes until the last Saturday of the year, so enjoy this music for the season on a special Christmas Day episode of Introductions.
Video: Isabel Chen playing Silent Night, with still images of her own artwork.
Traditional English:We Wish You a Merry Christmas Meher Sethi, marimba (from June 12, 2021)
Franz Gruber:Silent Night Isabel Chen, violin (from July 31, 2021)
Lewis Redner arr. Kevin G. Pace:O Little Town of Bethlehem Eva Sharman, piano (from June 5, 2021)
Traditional German arr. Isabella Brown:O Christmas Tree Isabella Brown, violin (from July 24, 2021)
Adolphe Adam arr. Kevin Olson:O Holy Night Noah Kim, piano (from March 20, 2021)
Peter Tchaikovsky: Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy, from The Nutcracker Jan Vargas Nedvetsky, cello; Milana Pavchinskaya, piano (from January 16, 2021)
Traditional Ukrainian:Nova Radist Stala Volodymyr Lymar, countertenor; David Schrader, harpsichord (from June 26, 2021)
Felix Mendelssohn:Hark! The Herald Angels Sing Henry Auxenfans, violin; Louis Auxenfans, piano (from February 13, 2021)
Jule Styne arr. Lindsey Stirling:Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Ella Saputra, violin (from February 20, 2021)
Traditional Chinese:Gong Xi Fa Cai Brandon Cheng, cello (from May 8, 2021)
Irving Berlin:White Christmas Marco Villela, voice and piano (from August 14, 2021)
This episode is not available as a podcast for copyright reasons.