A holiday tradition! The brilliant pianist Tony DeSare and the soulful Capathia Jenkins join conductor Stuart Chafetz and the University of Washington Chorale for this heartwarming program. Featuring seasonal classics, traditional favorites and that holiday cheer you love, this year’s Holiday Pops spreads the heartfelt warmth of the season with humor and joy.
Stuart Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Seattle, Detroit, Naples, Phoenix, Cincinnati, Milwaukee, Vancouver and many more.
Named a “Rising Star” Male Vocalist in Downbeat magazine’s Critics Poll, DeSare has lived up to the distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his concert performances throughout the United States, as well as in Australia, Japan and Hong Kong.
The Brooklyn-born and raised actress, Capathia Jenkins, most recently starred as ‘Medda’ in the hit Disney production of Newsies on Broadway. She made her Broadway debut in The Civil War, where she created the role of Harriet Jackson.
Seattle’s Beaconettes perform topical versions of familiar tunes in four-part harmony. In signature beehive hairdos illuminated by twinkling lights, the Beaconettes are a familiar presence at holiday festivals, Christmas-tree lightings and fundraisers for charitable and progressive causes.
The University of Washington Chorale is an auditioned advanced undergraduate ensemble of music and non-music majors from the Seattle campus.
The Seattle Symphony is one of America’s leading symphony orchestras and is internationally acclaimed for its innovative programming and extensive recording history.