A Touch of Frost

The Valley Symphony holiday tradition continues! The VSO Holiday Brass is joined by VSO harpist Delaine Leonard for a concert featuring holiday selections that reflect the beauty and tradition of the season. The Holiday Brass will perform favorites such as Sleigh Ride, Feliz Navidad, and Let It Snow, as well as Jan Koetsier’s soaring Brass Quintet, Op. 65. Harpist Leonard performs Benjamin Britten’s Interlude from A Ceremony of Carols and more.


A Touch of Frost premiered online on December 18, 2020 and was broadcast on KRGV-Channel 5 on December 20. Watch the full concert below.

The Program

Leroy Anderson arr. David KayserSleigh Ride (1948)
Sammy Cahn/Jule Styhne arr. Arthur Frackenpohl Let It Snow (1945)
Traditional arr. Ray PoolChristmas Medley
John CheethamScherzo (1963)
Benjamin BrittenInterlude from A Ceremony of Carols
Lew Pollack arr. Steve CooperThat’s a Plenty (1914)
Jan KoetsierBrass Quintet, Op. 65 (1974)
I. Andante con moto – Allegro
II. Andantino
III. Molto Vivace
Traditional arr. Ray PoolWe Three Kings / What Child Is This?
John Feliciano arr. Gary SlechtaFeliz Navidad (1970)

The Artists

VSO Brass Quintet
Trumpet IJared Broussard
Trumpet IIBryan Morrell
HornBarbara Keller
TromboneBenjamin Coy
TubaScott Roeder
PercussionJorge Peña
VSO Principal Harp
Delaine Leonard

This concert is made possible with generous support from:


Dr. WIlliam and Mrs. Evelyn Gillum
Dr. James and Mrs. Jean Hinthorne
Bennie and Charles Thompson, Jr.
Thurmond Eye Associates
Windswept Stables