December 12, 2011
Catch Philadelphia's beloved orchestra in their annual holiday concert, performing this year alongside the Opera Company of Philadelphia for an even more special event. (Photo courtesy Philadelphia Orchestra)
‘Tis the season for The Philadelphia Orchestra.
Not only did the world-renowned ensemble just perform “The Philadelphia Legacy,” a series of concerts representing the legacies of both the Philadelphia Orchestra and the city itself, the orchestra will now be celebrating Christmas with “The Glorious Sound of Christmas,” on stage for just three evenings, December 15-17.
The Philadelphia Orchestra will lend its lush sound to timeless holiday classics and carols. Named for the group’s best-selling Christmas album, “The Glorious Sound of Christmas” concerts are a long-standing Philadelphia tradition.
And as a special 10th anniversary celebration of the Kimmel Center, the orchestra will join forces with the Opera Company of Philadelphia to present scenes from Puccini’s beloved opera La bohème set on Christmas Eve. Additional performances include dazzling soloists from the Curtis Institute of Music, an intimate reading of “’Twas the Night Before Christmas,” and even a visit from Santa himself.
Tickets for this treasured musical tradition are available online.
Philadelphia Orchestra’s “The Glorious Sound of Christmas”
When: December 15-17, 7 p.m.
Where: Kimmel Center, Broad & Spruce Streets
Cost: Tickets start at $22
More info: www.philorch.org