Celebrate Holiday Cheer with an evening of classical and popular holiday favorites the entire family will enjoy, opening with Leroy Anderson's popular Sleighride. Violinist Dylana Jenson, the first American woman, and the youngest ever to win at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Competition will be the featured guest artist. Ms. Jenson has played duets with Jack Benny, appeared on the Tonight Show and made her Carnegie Hall debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Eugene Ormandy. She will join NCE’s artistic director/violinist Leo Sushansky to perform the extraordinary Concerto for Two Violins by J.S. Bach and will also perform the virtuoso showpiece, Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso by Camille Saint-Saens, which she recorded for RCA with the Philadelphia Orchestra. The concert will also feature some outstanding young pianists; the winners of the 2023 NCE Young Artist Competition and some remarkable young string players. The program concludes with a carols sing-along led by talented singing siblings Lisa Jansen (former member of the group Up With People) and Robert Jansen. The festive conclusion is guaranteed to put everyone in the holiday spirit.