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Pauline Frechette - "Winter Wonderful"

Review by Victoria Scott & Staff

Pauline Frechette's "Winter Wonderful,” is an amazing instrumental holiday song that the entire family will love. With elements of traditional and classical music, "Winter Wonderful" is dazzling.

Throughout the piece, a few classical holiday motifs come into play, such as the melody to “Deck the Halls” and later on “Jingle Bells.” The addition of these traditional melodies adds a familiar sparkle that feels like home on Christmas. The song is uplifting and merry, evoking images of walking in a Winter Wonderland.

This song was arranged by David Campbell, and features Pauline Frechette on piano, Joel Pargman and Kerenza Peacock on violins, Thomas Lea on viola, Dane Little on cello and David R. Stone on bass. Sounding like a mini-orchestra, the phrasing and dynamics are wonderful. "Winter Wonderful" will please the most discerning ears with stellar musicianship.

In "Winter Wonderful" Pauline Frechette takes the listener on a mesmerizing musical journey using a combination of popular holiday songs and original melodies to create an instrumental holiday song that is familiar and fresh. With stunning musicianship and a genius arrangement, "Winter Wonderful" is a must add to anyone’s holiday playlist.

"Winter Wonderful" will be airing on National Indie Radio during the month of December.


About Pauline Frechette

Composer and performer Pauline Frechette grew up with a foundation of playing violin in youth symphonies, winning piano competitions, touring Europe as a singer and dancer, and studying acting in England. Her compositions, best defined as “neo-classical,” have been performed by the Baltimore Symphony, Hollywood Bowl Orchestra, New West Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, National Symphony at the Kennedy Center and at Walt Disney Concert Hall. Pauline has composed songs for TV and Film and her musicals have been produced by The Goodspeed Opera House, the LaMirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, and the Baruch Theatre in New York City.

As a singer and performer, she considers herself a 21st Century troubadour. Her credits include singing on major motion pictures (Aladdin, Rent, Mermaids …), and performing, and recording with legendary artists such as MUSE for the 2012 Olympics, Paul McCartney, Willie Nelson, Leonard Cohen, Cher, and Neil Diamond.

In her solo concerts, Pauline moves effortlessly from her neo-classical piano pieces to romantic jazz, and humorous theatrical songs. She loves taking her audience on an emotional journey with humor, passionate haunting melodies, and stunning vocals, and is often playing a concert grand live to videos of ballet, jazz, art and other forms of storytelling. Most recently, Pauline brought an audience cheering to their feet for nine standing ovations at Thayer Hall in Downtown Los Angeles. Pauline's solo piano album An Intimate Story debuted in September 2019 at #3 on Billboard Classical and Classical Crossover charts. In 2018 her critically acclaimed releases included the album Colors of My Heart (debuted in Billboard's Top Ten Classical and Jazz charts) and her holiday EP Winter Romance.

Pauline Frechette's music is being played in over 175 countries to millions of listeners.

For more information on Pauline Frechette, please visit her website.

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