Our Holiday Concert of the 2017-2018 Season

Max Hobart’s 25th year as Music Director!


A visit from Santa and young performers. Winner of “Two Front Teeth Contest” *know anyone who wants to sing about missing a tooth? Email info@wellesleysymphony.org!

**This concert is not included in our subscription series.

Soloist- Phoebe Anthony

Phoebe Anthony loves to sing and dance, and also enjoys swimming and reading. Her recent roles include ballet girl in Billy Elliot and youth in Charlotte's Web (both Wheelock Family Theater), Anna in The King and I, Eliza in My Fair Lady, Joseph in Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (Newton Youth Players) and a Snow child in Carousel (Reagle Music Theater).

Soloist- Jackson Daley

Jackson is a 6th grader at the Lawrence School in Brookline. He has performed in musicals at the SpeakEasy Stage Company (Big Fish), Reagle Music Theatre (South Pacific) and Fiddlehead Theatre (Show Boat). He has also appeared in several shows at Wheelock Family Theater, including Charlotte's Web, Trumpet of the Swan, and A Year with Frog and Toad. He enjoys drawing, tap dancing, and creating his own play productions.

Soloist- Emory Carroll

Emory Carroll has a life-long love of music, which has led him to pursue the violin, snare drum, and singing. There is always a song on his lips. It seems he only stops singing if he doesn't feel well! As outlets for his musical interest, he enjoys participating in the children's choir First Parish in Bedford, Crescendo Suzuki Violin Studio of Bedford, and William Diamond Jr. Fife and Drum Corps of Lexington. Emory was the winner of the Wellesley Symphony's "Two Front Teeth Contest" in 2014, and has also performed as a singer with the Boston Civic Symphony. He is a 4th grader at Lane School in Bedford, MA, where he loves to study history, science, art, music, and theater.

Two Front Teeth Winner- Leah Mullin

Leah Mullen is a caring and inquisitive six year old, in the first grade at Lilja Elementary School. She lives in Natick with her mother (Marie), father (Drew), sister (Annie), and puppy (Lucy). Leah loves to sing and dance, and started piano/voice lessons in the fall. In her spare time, Leah enjoys playing with her friends & cousins, pretend play, doing puzzles, and reading.

Narrator- David Podell

David Podell became President of Massachusetts Bay Community College in July 2016. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost at the College of Staten Island, City University of New York, and Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty at Marymount Manhattan College. He has served on the faculty of the College of Staten Island, the CUNY Graduate Center, and Adelphi University.

Orchestra Highlight- Jennifer Wright

Jennifer Wright has been playing flute with the Wellesley Symphony Orchestra for 35 years. In 1986 she was a soloist with the orchestra, playing the Nielsen Flute Concerto. A graduate of Indiana University's School of Music, Jennifer taught music at the Fessenden School for thirteen years. While raising her children she gradually expanded her private lesson studio. She now has a full schedule of flute and piano students ranging in age from 5 to mid-70s. Jennifer also works as a freelance musician, playing for shows, weddings, and with orchestras. A highlight of her week is playing with an amazing woodwind quintet. Jennifer also pursues her passion for teaching children by volunteering in a Revere public school, where she works as a reading tutor, and in a classroom helping students with reading and literacy.