WHAT: Sounds of the Season Concert
WHEN: Sunday, December 2 at 2:30 pm
Sounds of the Season is the annual “musical collage” of seasonal delights presented by the Tacoma Symphony Orchestra (TSO). Music Director Harvey Felder has once again assembled a variety of musical styles and sounds – from carols to popular holiday melodies, from pops to classics – sure to please all ages.
This special evening at the Pantages Theater will include music by the orchestra; songs to spotlight TSO’s guest soloist, the lovely and talented Maria Valenzuela; and works showcasing the Tacoma Youth Chorus (TYO) – plus a caroling medley where the audience can sing along.
Maestro Felder has joined forces with Judy Herrington, director of Tacoma Youth Chorus; Valenzuela; and TSO arranger Bo Ayars to create a never-before-heard program. Ayars is known for creating arrangements of seasonal favorites that perfectly match the talent of the vocalists with the punch, sizzle and sparkle of the 80-piece orchestra.
Celebrating its 21st year, the TYO is made up of seven auditioned youth choirs ranging from grade to high school. Soloist Maria Valenzuela last performed with TSO during its Rodgers & Hammerstein Celebration in 2005. She has also appeared with the Seattle Bach Choir, Oakland Symphony, Orlando Philharmonic, the Champaign-Urbana Symphony, and as a member of the Seattle Opera Chorus. She made a special appearance in the Carnegie Hall celebration, Merry Christmas NYC, in 2007. Recent performances include as “Luisa Contini” in NINE with Tacoma Musical Playhouse, and as “Maria Merelli” in Tacoma Little Theatre’s Lend Me A Tenor.
Information and tickets at www.tacomasymphony.org.