( Thu., Dec. 22, 2011 )
Performed by William Henry Curry, conductor, with Brandi Q. Hancock & and Jason McKinney, Capital City Girls Choir, & David Crabtree
Meymandi Concert Hall at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts, 2 East South Street, Raleigh, NC 27601-2337
Includes a reading of “The Night Before Christmas” and a visit from Santa plus “The Little Drummer Boy,” “The Twelve Days of Christmas,” “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” choral selections from The Nutcracker, Handel’s Messiah, Prokofiev’s Winter Bonfire, & more. Also on display are the versatile music skills of two of the Symphony’s own members, Curry and bass trombone Terry Mizesko, as the orchestra offers a fitting tribute to two other December holidays. The Symphony performs a selection from Mizesko’s A Chanukah Celebration, followed by the movement “Kwanzaa: ‘Karamu’” from Curry’s composition for soprano and orchestra, Holiday Songs. Audience members will get their chance to shine in a singalong to popular holiday melodies including “Frosty the Snowman” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” The evening closes with a visit from Santa.
$63-$33, seniors $30, students $10.