Brockport Symphony Orchestra®

SINCE 2010

2013-2014 Concert Season - Holiday Pops Concert


Thursday, December 5th


Seymour College Union Ballroom

The College at Brockport

$3 Suggested Donation at the Door

Program Highlights

G. F. Handel Bourree

Vince Guaraldi arr. Allentoff Christmas Time is Here for Trumpet and Orchestra

Stephen Jessup, Trumpet Soloist

Ney Rosauro Concerto for Marimba and Orchestra

1. Saudacao - Greetings

2. Lamento - Lament

3. Danca - Dance

4. Despedida - Farewell

Peter Ferry, Marimba Soloist

Stanley Myers arr. Allentoff Cavatina for Guitar and String Orchestra

Tony Dumas, Guitar Soloist

Traditional arr. Allentoff Good King Wenceslas

Franz Xaver Gruber arr. Allentoff Silent Night

Traditional arr. Allentoff I Have a Little Dreidel

Traditional arr. Allentoff Deck the Halls

Brockport Youth String Orchestra

Traditional arr. Allentoff Rock of Ages

Van Alexander & Lee Hale arr. Allentoff It Comes Around the Same Time Each Year

Kevin Warner, Vocal Soloist

Jonathan Allentoff Rhapsody on Chanukah Themes for Violin and Orchestra

Raisa Kislik, Violin Soloist

William Hullfish Variations on Jingle Bells

Marks arr. Allentoff Silver and Gold

Annual Christmas Sing-a-long

Traditional arr. Allentoff Auld Lang Syne

Traditional Jingle Bells

Kevin Warner, Vocal Soloist

About the Artists

Peter Ferry, Marimba Soloist

Hailed by The Democrat and Chronicle as a “percussion genius… presenting percussion in a stunning, thoughtful way,” Peter Ferry [b.1991] is a young American solo percussionist quickly gaining recognition for meaningful, entertaining performances of contemporary repertoire. Since his premiere concerto performance at age 18, Peter has been in demand as a guest soloist with a range of ensembles.

Highlights of the 2012-2013 season included concerto engagements with the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, the Moses Brown Wind Ensemble, at the Music on the Hill Festival, the Sound ExChange
Orchestra, as well as the North American premiere of Joe Duddell’s “Ruby”. The 2013-2014 season includes solo performances with the Alarm Will Sound Chamber Orchestra, the Brockport Symphony Orchestra, and the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, interdisciplinary conference presentations in Rhode Island and Maryland, and a concert of world premiere performances at the Rhode Island School of Design Grand Gallery.


Peter also has a passion for multimedia performances, collaborating with artists of other disciplines to deepen the concert experience. His multimedia performance at the Rochester Fringe Festival was reviewed as “breathtaking…all that such festivals are supposed to be: funny, boundary-pushing, thought-provoking.”


In 2013, Ferry received the prestigious Performer’s Certificate from his alma mater, the Eastman School of Music, recognizing “outstanding performing ability.”


Stephen Jessup, Trumpet Soloist


Stephen Jessup, the orchestra’s principal trumpet, is Visiting Assistant Professor of Earth Sciences at The College at Brockport. Jessup hails from Cornell University, where he performed for ten years as principal trumpet in the Cornell Wind and Jazz Ensembles. He also performed in the Raritan Valley Symphonic Band and has released a number of recordings of works for trumpet ensemble.

Raisa Kislik, Violin Soloist

Raisa Kislik was born in Leningrad, Russia (now St. Petersburg) in 1937. She began her violin studies at the age of 6 and attended classes at the Leningrad Conservatory taught by Irina Etiton. In 1960, she graduated with honors from the Leningrad Conservatory, where she studied for 5 years with violin professor Boris Sergeev. She was then placed by the Conservatory Administration in the Orchestra of the Musical Theater in Petrozavodsk (the Capital of the former Karelian Republic.) In 1961, she successfully auditioned for admission into the Moscow Musical Theater of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko, where she worked as an assistant violin leader and solo performer for 29 years. In 1991, she was transferred with a group of other members of Stanislavsky and Nemirovich-Danchenko orchestra to the "New Opera" Musical Theater by Evgeny Kolobov, the CEO and conductor, where she worked and performed until she immigrated with her husband to Rochester in 2004. Raisa Kislik has performed in orchestras for many classical concerts, classical operas, ballets, and musical theater and has traveled for professional performances all around the world, including Europe, Israel, Japan and the USA. After immigrating in 2004 to America, she joined as a volunteer performer with the Brighton Symphony Orchestra because of her life-long love for classical music and playing the violin. She also performs in the Greece Symphony Orchestra and is proud to be concertmaster of the Brockport Symphony Orchestra.

Kevin Warner, Vocal Soloist

Kevin S. Warner is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Dance at The State University of New York College at Brockport. He earned a Master of Fine Arts degree in Dance from Temple University, and has done post-graduate work in Early Childhood, Elementary and Music Education. Kevin is a NYS certified teacher in both Dance (PreK-12) and Childhood Education (1-6), and has taught in public schools in New York and North Carolina. In addition to engagement as a director and choreographer of both theatre and dance, Kevin maintains an active teaching and scholarship agenda focused on the role of dance in teaching and learning across all disciplines, particularly in public elementary school settings. Kevin serves as the Advocacy Chair of the New York State Dance Education Association, as a Co-director of the Hunter Institute on Young Children at the College at Brockport.


Previously, Kevin was the Program Director for North Carolina’s A+ Schools Program where he designed and implemented teacher training and professional development for a network of over 100 schools nationally. Kevin has also served as project coordinator for the Appalachian Arts in Education Partnership, a federally funded (Arts in Education Model Development and Dissemination grant) consortium of Appalachian State University, local schools and area arts councils in northwestern North Carolina, and as the project director for a Dana Foundation Rural Initiatives Grant to design and implement Teaching Artist training to rural counties in Northwestern and Northeastern North Carolina.


As an artist, Kevin has choreographed and performed for companies including Ann Vachon/Dance Conduit, Shenandoah Summer Music Theatre, Opera House Theatre Company, and Melanie Stewart Dance. Most recently, he directed Nijinsky’s Last Dance for Bread and Water Theatre Company (NY); and choreographed productions of The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man and The Wizard of Oz in Western NY. As a Teaching Artist, Kevin has worked with public and private school children throughout NC, NY, NJ, DE and PA, presenting creative movement residency programs for PreK-6th grade children on topics including “The Ocean Habitat,” “Forces and Motion,” and “Life Cycles.”