December 18, 2020 | Online

Behind The Music

Join your Ann Arbor Symphony Orchestra in welcoming the holidays with some of the most beloved music of the season. Our community will glow with the magical spirit of this cherished A2SO tradition featuring festive holiday works. This FREE performance will be available for on-demand streaming starting on December 18. Share in this experience with your whole family and join us for a magical seasonal event!


A2SO Artistic Advisor and Concertmaster Aaron Berofsky has toured extensively throughout the United States and abroad, gaining wide recognition as a soloist and chamber musician. As soloist, he has performed with orchestras in the United States, Germany, Italy, Spain and Canada. He has performed the complete cycle of Mozart violin sonatas at the International Festival Deia in Spain and all of the Beethoven sonatas at New York’s Merkin Concert Hall. His 2011 recording of the complete Beethoven sonatas with Phillip Bush has been met with great acclaim.

Born in 2000, Charles Berofsky is currently an undergraduate student at the Eastman School of Music studying piano with Alan Chow and composition with David Liptak as a double major. Originally from Ann Arbor, Charles began piano lessons when he was six years old; his primary piano teachers have been Logan Skelton and John Ellis. He has also studied composition with Carlos Sanchez-Gutierrez, harpsichord with William Porter, and organ with Scott Van Ornum.


BACH Arioso
KENT I’ll Be Home For Christmas
MOZART Adagio in E Major, K. 261
GUARALDI “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
BERLIN White Christmas


Aaron Berofsky, violin

Charles Berofsky, organ & piano

By The Numbers

Reindeer leading Santa's sleigh

miles per second – the speed of Santa's sleigh!

Musicians in Your A2SO