Christmas Concert

 Benefit concert for:


Saturday, December 14, 2002, at 8:00 PM.
Michael Paul Gibson, Conductor

Click on selection to hear the recording (RealAudio)

1812 Overture by Piotr Illyitch Tchaikovsky

Nutcracker Suite (selections) by Piotr Illyitch Tchaikovsky

  • Overture
  • Danses caracteristiques
  • Danse russe (Trepak)
  • Danse des mirlitons
  • Valse des Fleurs
    • With “Alice in NutCracker Land”
      World Premiere Animation by
      Nancy Gormezano


New World Symphony, No. 9, Op. 95 by Anton Dvorak

  1. Adagio
  2. Largo
  3. Scherzo: Molto Vivace
  4. Allegro con fuoco


Music director, Michael Gibson leads the orchestra in

"Christmas Concert"

The orchestra played Tschaikowsky’s 5th Symphony on June 11, 1999 and here is what music critic, Keith Kreitman said about the recording:

“It is absolutely phenomonal what you are getting from such a small orchestra. It is really a great recording. The only conclusion I am able to come to is that man for man and woman for woman you have the best collection of musicians on the Peninsula.”

Listen to the recording of Tschaikowsky’s 5th Symphony

The orchestra plays Tschaikowsky’s 1812 Overture and selections from the Nutcracker Suite along with Dvorak’s New World Symphony ...and it promises to be a season favorite!


Michael Paul Gibson
Music Director, Foothill Orchestra
(408) 873-9000 (office)