Holiday Keys & Vibes

Photo Credit: Michelle Etwaroo

Modern Marimba’s 2021 holiday program is a free live stream concert. Listen to vibraphonist Cecilia Smith and pianist Lafayette Harris, Jr. perform and tell exciting stories of the origin of their winter music selections.

Available Monday, December 20, 2021 – Friday, January 7, 2022
Free Admission / $10 donation suggested to The Newtown Nation

Closed Captioning available.


Joseph Mohr & Franz Gruber, reharmonization by C. Smith – Silent Night

John H. Hopkins – arr. L. Harris, Jr.  – We Three Kings

Traditional Chanukah Folk Song – S’vivon 

Charles Mims & Patsy Moore – Umoja (Kwanzaa)

Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride

Phil Springer, Tony Springer & Joan Javits – Santa Baby

Traditional Folk Song, lyrics by Melchior Franck – O Tannenbaum

French Folk Song, arr. C. Smith – Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella

Mel Tormé & Robert Wells – Christmas Song

Vince Guaraldi – Linus and Lucy

James L. Pierpoint, arr. L. Harris, Jr. – Jingle Bells

Mykola Leontovych – Carol of the Bells

Ludwig van Beethoven, text by Henry Van Dyke, arr. L. Harris, Jr. – Ode to Joy/Joyful Joyful We Adore Thee


Cecilia Smith (she/her), vibraphone
photograph by Gulnara Niaz
Lafayette Harris, Jr. (he/him), piano


Production Manager: Michelle Etwaroo

With gratitude to the following collaborators:

VCU Health Arts in Health, Director Philip “Muzi” Branch
Gifts of Art, Michigan Medicine, Director Elaine Sims, Performance Director, Carrie McClintock
Amherst Glebe Arts Response, (AGAR), Inc., Director Lynn Kable

This project is sponsored in part by the State of Florida, Department of State, Division of Arts and Culture and the Florida Council on Arts and Culture (Section 286.25, Florida Statutes).