The New World Symphony presents a festive program celebrating the holiday season, offering audience members an opportunity to gather and share music with friends and family. Enjoy selections from a variety of cultural heritages, certain to delight audiences of all ages.
WALLCAST™ concerts are free. No tickets required. Document your WALLCAST™ concert experience using #WALLCAST and #citimiami on social media!
Pre-Concert Chat: Join NWS Fellows for a free Pre-Concert Chat! These half-hour chats begin one hour prior to the performance in the New World Center's SunTrust Pavilion and are accessible only to members of the WALLCAST™ Concert Club and concert ticket holders.
Mobile Program: Text the word “WALLCAST” to 91011 and receive a link to the mobile program.
Restrooms: There are restrooms available at all times located directly in the south east corner of SoundScape Park. Restrooms inside the New World Center will be open to WALLCAST™ Concert Club members after intermission ends until 10 minutes before the end of the performance.
MYKOLA LEONTOVYCH Carol of the Bells (1914) (1877-1921) PETER WILHOUSKY (1902-1978) Arranged by Richard Hayman
PIOTR ILYICH TCHAIKOVSKY Suite from The Nutcracker, Op. 71a (1892) (1840-1893) Miniature Overture March Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Trepak (Russian Dance) Coffee (Arabian Dance) Tea (Chinese Dance) Dance of the Reed Flutes Waltz of the Flowers
ANTONÍN DVOŘÁK Carnival Overture, Op. 92 (1891) (1841-1904)
RALPH VAUGHAN WILLIAMS Fantasia on “Greensleeves” (1934) (1872-1958) Arranged by Ralph Greaves
SAM HYKEN Chanukah 5776 (2015) (b. 1981)
JOSÉ FELICIANO “Feliz Navidad” (1970) (b. 1945) Arranged by Victor Vanacore
LEROY ANDERSON Sleigh Ride (1948) (1908-1975)
LEROY ANDERSON A Christmas Festival (1950)
Dean Whiteside, conductor
Dean Whiteside, a native of New York City, is in his first season as the Conducting Fellow of the New World Symphony, where he leads a variety of performances and serves as assistant to Artistic Director Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Whiteside is Founder and Director of the Nashville Sinfonietta, hailed by John Pitcher of NPR as “a virtuoso band.” He opened the Blair School of Music’s 2013-14 season directing a multimedia realization of Haydn’s Seven Last Words of Our Savior on the Cross, which was called “innovative” by The Tennessean and “deeply meditative and satisfyingly original” by ArtsNash.
Mr. Whiteside won second prize and the Zagreb Philharmonic Orchestra Prize at the Sixth International Competition of Young Conductors Lovro von Matačić in 2015. He was the 2015 David Effron Conducting Fellow at the Chautauqua Institution Music Festival and served as a conducting fellow at the 2014 Castleton Festival, where he was mentored by Lorin Maazel. He has recently appeared with the Tonhalle Orchestra Zurich at the Sixth International David Zinman Masterclass, the Danish National Symphony Orchestra at the Malko Competition and The Juilliard Orchestra, where he led rehearsals as the assistant to Fabio Luisi.
Mr. Whiteside’s European debut came in 2011 after winning the Jorma Panula Blue Danube Masterclass and Competition. He has since led the Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier, Rousse State Opera Orchestra, Sibiu Philharmonic, Wiener Kammerorchester and Zagreb Philharmonic, as well as the Vanderbilt Orchestra on a five-city tour of China.
Mr. Whiteside trained at the Aspen Conducting Academy with Robert Spano and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna, where he studied with Simeon Pironkoff and Yuji Yuasa, and from which he graduated with distinction. He participated in master classes led by such conductors as Bertrand de Billy, Mark Elder, Fabio Luisi, Jun Märkl, Kurt Masur and Jorma Panula. He began his conducting studies with Robin Fountain at Vanderbilt University, where he graduated cum laude with a double major in viola and philosophy.