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Happy Holidays!


Fri. Nov 17 First Covenant Church 7pm
1280 Arcade Street, St. Paul, 55106

Sun. Nov 19 Basilica of St. Mary 2pm
1600 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis, 55403



Tales from the Vienna WoodsJohann Strauss

On Christmas Night (Sussex Carol)Luke Wadding

Cello Concerto No. 1, op. 33, mvt. 3Camille Saent-Saëns
Anahit Bashir, cello
Winner, Minnesota Sinfonia Young Artist Competition (Junior Division)

Soft Shoe SallyDennis Alexander

Christmas Bells, Ukrainian Christmas SongsTraditional

Skater’s WaltzEmile Waldteufel

Chanukah!Jay Fishman

Symphony No. 92, “Oxford”, mvt. 4Franz Joseph Haydn

White ChristmasIrving Berlin

Aria from Cantata No. 78Johann Sebastian Bach

Chanukah in the Old StyleJay Fishman

PasquinadeLouis Moreau Gottschalk

Chit-Chat PolkaJohann Strauss

A Christmas Festival OvertureLeroy Anderson


Anahit Bashir (Aeon, as he likes to be called) is a seventh grader at Stanford Online High School. He started his cello journey at age four and currently studies with Dr. David Holmes and Teresa Richardson. Aeon is a member of the Minnesota Youth Symphonies Orchestra and has won awards in several competitions including the Crescendo International Competition, Elite International Music Competition, Golden Classical Competition, Mary West Competition, and the American Protégé Competition. He has had the honor of performing at Carnegie Hall, and also enjoys music composition and piano. Aside from music, Aeon loves traveling, reading and playing tennis.