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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Coming Up: Two Holiday Christmas Concerts - SF Symphony

It's not too late to get tickets for holiday San Francisco Symphony shows.
What: Peter and the Wolf with John Lithgow and the San Francisco Youth Orchestra
When: Saturday, December 14 at 1 and 4 p.m.
Where: Davies Symphony Hall
The San Francisco Symphony Youth Orchestra (SFSYO) performs Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf with special guest narrator actor John Lithgow in his San Francisco Symphony debut. Well-known for his work as a Tony, Emmy, and Academy Award-nominated stage and film actor, Lithgow has performed children’s concerts with the Chicago, Detroit, Baltimore, San Diego and Pittsburgh Symphonies. His acting credits include roles in the movies The World According to Garp and Terms of Endearment,plus the role of the alien High Commander on TV’s 3rd Rock from the Sun. He recorded a1999 album of children's music, Singin' in the Bathtub, and has written poetry and short stories for children. In this concert the Youth Orchestra will also perform a work Lithgow wrote with Bill Elliott entitled The Bandshell Right Next to the Zoo as well as festive holiday songs for the whole family to sing along to. SFSYO Music Director and conductor Donato Cabrera conducts.
What: 'Twas the Night (carols and sing-alongs with SF Symphony Chorus members and brass section)
When: Sunday, December 22 at 4, and Monday December 23 at 8 p.m., Tuesday, December 24 at 11 a.m.
Where: Davies Symphony Hall
This special Christmas concert offers conductor and SF Symphony Chorus Director Ragnar Bohlin leading soprano Lisa Vroman, pianist Joan Cifarelli, organist Robert Huw Morgan, members of the San Francisco Symphony, and members of the SFS Chorus in beloved Christmas carols and favorite childhood Christmas songs, plus audience sing-alongs.
Tickets: here

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