Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra

 

In my mind’s eye, the fanciful events depicted in Der Belsnickel Suite portray two special days on a family farm in a rustic and sturdy home built from field stone. Fireplaces roar and decorations are simple but meaningful hand-harvested pine branches flecked with snowy white cotton. A recent winter storm has left an attractive and quieting blanket of snow on the landscape. People are coming together as they enjoy food and libations, share stories, sing songs and dance. Although they don’t realize it, because we are looking in on them through the mirror of time, they are the entertainment and the star attraction of “Der Belsnickel Suite.”

Source: Mountain Folklore: Der Belsnickel Suite, a symphonic work by Dave Kline performed by the Reading Philharmonic Orchestra | Reading Eagle – BERKSCOUNTRY

*The concert will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 18, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 117 E. Arch St., Fleetwood.

 

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