Rome Art Childrens Programming

Events happening at the RACC!!!

Jewel Winds woodwind quintet presents a free, community holiday concert on Friday evening December 9 at Rome Art and Community Center.


“Christmas by Candlelight” begins at 7 pm and features many well-known holiday and seasonal selections. Lively melodies such as It’s Beginning to Look a lot Like Christmas, Sleigh Ride and Let it Snow, will be performed alongside familiar carols like Greensleeves, Carol of the Bells, music from The Nutcracker, and medleys of holiday songs.


“From Deck the Halls to We Wish You a Merry Christmas, and everything in between, this family-friendly concert will contain a great many seasonal favorites,” noted Jewel Winds clarinetist, Colleen O’Neil. “There is something for everyone to enjoy. The musical selections will be interspersed with short poems reflecting the ambiance and joy of the season, making the performance even more special. And, capping off the evening, there’s a post-concert reception to which all are invited.”

Jewel Winds is a long-standing woodwind quintet whose members are all musicians with Alliance Classical Players, a professional chamber music ensemble based in Central NY. Besides O’Neil, the remaining members of Jewel Winds are Cornelia Brewster, flute; Janelle Bookhout, oboe; Judy Marchione, bassoon; and Paula Kinev, French horn.  

Jewel Winds’ musicians note that Rome Art and Community Center is looking even more beautiful than usual, as it is highly decorated for the Christmas season. The performers say that they can think of no better way to get into the holiday spirit than to partake of this free concert event.

For more information, visit Jewel Winds on Facebook at Jewel Winds | Facebook, or call Rome Art and Community Center at 315-336-1040.