The Frederick Gunn School Music Program will present Somewhere in My Memory, Music for the Holiday Season, featuring 48 student musicians in String Ensemble, Vocal Ensemble, and Jazz Band along with special musical guests. Family, friends and the community are invited to attend the performance on Monday, December 12, at 7 p.m. in the Tisch Family Auditorium of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center. Admission is free with general admission seating.
“This time of year inevitably brings back memories and nostalgia of past holiday seasons,” said Ron Castonguay, Director of the Arts and Music Director at The Frederick Gunn School, who selected the title of this year’s program from the original score composed by John Williams for Home Alone, a film about family and American Christmas traditions. “Somewhere in My Memory evokes for me the excitement of being a child not able to sleep the night before Christmas morning, fun memories of grand holiday parties with family and friends, wonderful memories of the people we love and the places we love to be, as well as memories of loved ones who are no longer with us today and are missed dearly. These individual and personal holiday experiences have forever been ingrained into who we are today.”
In addition to the title song, the diverse and eclectic repertoire includes a beloved Israeli folk song, a traditional Chanukah song for Jazz Band, music from Beethoven, Vince Guarldi, and Mel Torme, songs from How the Grinch Stole Christmas and Disney’s Frozen, and holiday classics. An additional performance will be offered December 13 exclusively for students and faculty of The Frederick Gunn School.
Parking is available in the Day Student Parking Lot off Kirby Road. A limited number of accessible parking spaces are also available in front of the Thomas S. Perakos Arts and Community Center.