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Loudoun Symphony presents

A Hanukkah Celebration

A Hanukkah Celebration


Loudoun Symphony Celebrates Hanukkah

Featuring members of Loudoun Symphony Youth Orchestras


Banu Choshech Legaresh (arr. Fabrizio Farrara)

Oh Hanukkah! (arr. Fabrizio Farrara)

Lucia Ferrara, violin

String Orchestra

Ma'oz Tzur (Rock of Ages)

Paige Caraway

Symphonic Orchestra

The Dreidel Song by Mikhl Gelbart (arr. Dennis Ruello)

Alexander Ulreich and Emily Banner, bassoon duet

Symphonic and Philharmonic Orchestras

About the Artists

Luci Ferrara is a 6th grader at Smart’s Mill Middle School. She is also a figure skater. This is her 2nd year with LSYO.

Paige Caraway moved to Virginia from Ohio last year and has homeschooled for the past 7 years. In addition to playing oboe, she participates on the swim team and plays piano. Her favorite cuisine is Ethiopian and you can often find her reading novels with dragons in them.

Alexander Ulreich is a 7th grader at Smart’s Mill Middle School. His first instrument is the alto saxophone. He studies bassoon with Mr. Matt Ogden and saxophone with Ms. Lisa Fiorilli and Dr. Noah Getz. This is Xander’s 2nd year with LSYO.

Emily Banner is a junior at Loudoun County High School who has been thoroughly enjoying playing the bassoon for four years under the tutelage of the phenomenal Matt Ogden. Her favorite pieces to play are arias from the Magic Flute, which were of course never intended to be played on the bassoon. She wishes you all a great holiday season!

About Hanukkah

The eight-day Jewish celebration known as Hanukkah or Chanukah commemorates the rededication during the second century B.C. of the Second Temple in Jerusalem, where according to legend Jews had risen up against their Greek-Syrian oppressors in the Maccabean Revolt. Hanukkah, which means “dedication” in Hebrew, begins on the 25th of Kislev on the Hebrew calendar and usually falls in November or December. Often called the Festival of Lights, the holiday is celebrated with the lighting of the menorah, traditional foods, games and gifts. (


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