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A Grand-Old Seasonal Tradition


It’s been more than 50 years since The Philadelphia Orchestra recorded one of its best-selling albums - The Glorious Sound of Christmas with Eugene Ormandy. Each year the orchestra reprises that album in a series of perennially popular concerts.

For the Orchestra's musicians, performing such well-known and popular holiday music has its own rewards. For violinist Davyd Booth, who, as a child, listened with his family each year to their LP of The Glorious Sound, this music still engages him, personally and professionally.

Listen to more of Jim's interview with Philadelphia Orchestra violinist, Davyd Booth.