Gary Fry, B.M. ‘76 is the composer-in-residence for the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Welcome, Yule! Christmas concerts. He had 11 works on last year’s program, including premiere performances of his original"Things We Do Each Christmas” as well as his arrangements of “Deck the Halls” and “Believe”, and his adaptation and re-orchestration of William Henry Fry’s Santa Claus Symphony (1853). He is also the artistic consultant and arranger for the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas Celebration concerts. Fry’s Christmas music was also performed by the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Colorado Symphony, the Seattle Symphony, and other orchestras this Christmas season. He was a performance major at the Frost School of Music.
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