A Classical Christmas Returns
Presented by the Saginaw Bay Symphony Orchestra
Brett Mitchell, Music Director

Tuesday December 4, 2012

Concert: 7:30pm / Doors: 6:30pm

$10, $35, $40, $75

•Sleigh Ride, Leroy Anderson
•Sleigh Ride, Frederick Delius
•The Snowman: Overture, Erich Wolfgang Korngold
•December, Michael Torke
•Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring, Johann Sebastian Bach
•L'Arlesienne: Farandole, Georges Bizet
•Messiah: "Hallelujah Chorus,"* George Friderick Handel
•This Christmastide*, Donald Fraser
•Fantasia on Christmas Carols* **, Ralph Vaughan Williams
•A Musicology Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas*, Craig Courtney
•A Christmas Festival*, Leroy Anderson

It’s a journey through time, as we hear traditional Christmas favorites — and some more contemporary “seasonal” works — composed over five centuries and all over the world. It promises to be an exciting ride, as we explore how musical, religious and folk traditions from all over the world have come to be part of the melodic voyage we call “Christmas.” As always, it will be a highlight of the holiday season.

* Featuring the Center Stage Chorale at the Midland Center for the Arts (James F. Hohmeyer, Artistic Director and Conductor)
** Featuring bass-baritone Eric Hoy Tucker

Sponsored by Wildfire Credit Union and St. Mary's of Michigan

Online tickets for this event will be available until 6 hours prior to show time. At that time, tickets may be purchased at the Box Office, or by calling 877.754.SHOW.

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