Winter Symphony

Winter Symphony

Jennifer Thomas

Tickled Ivory Music

If you seek music to fit the lively, joyous, and celebratory nature of holiday gatherings, reach for Jennifer Thomas’ terrific Winter Symphony, one of the most ambitious Christmas albums I have heard. Playing piano and violin, and featuring three different orchestras and The Ensign Chorus, Thomas pours her heart and soul into these 12 selections, which include traditional carols, originals, “seasonal” music (“Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy”), and even the John Williams’ penned “Somewhere In My Memory” from Home Alone. Winter Symphony is a Christmas music recording for the ages, bursting with so much beauty, emotion, and power that it could fill an auditorium with the wonder of the season. It flat-out blew me away.

August 1, 2016
Reviewed by: 
Bill Binkelman