(DUBUQUE) – Ring in the holidays with the joyous sounds and sights of the season! The Dubuque Symphony Orchestra (DSO) presents sparkling musical arrangements of cherished holiday tunes at its annual Holiday Concerts, December 1 & 2, 2018 at Five Flags Theater. Hear familiar favorites like the “Hallelujah!" Chorus, "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas," and selections from the Nutcracker, as well as the premieres of new works by composers Robert Intriligator and Tracey Rush.
The orchestra is joined by Broadway actress, singer, performer and Dubuque Native Rita Harvey! Rita made her Broadway debut performing the role of Christine Daae in "The Phantom of the Opera" after two and a half years in the role with the national touring company. Rita also starred in the role of Hodel in the Broadway production of "Fiddler on the Roof" opposite Rosie O'Donnell, Harvey Fierstein and Albert Molina, as well as Diana in the Theatersquared production of "Next To Normal". Rita is the principle soprano in "Neil Berg's 100 Years of Broadway" which was voted the number one reviewed touring Broadway concert in the country.
“Christmas at the Dubuque Symphony has become a tradition,” commented William Intriligator, music director and conductor. “With a professional symphony orchestra, the Dubuque Chorale, wonderful guests like soprano Rita Harvey and dancers from the Heartland Ballet, we create a Holiday concert experience that can’t be beat. We are honored to have our community come back year after year to celebrate with us!”
The DSO offers a Holiday Family Concert Saturday, December 1 at 1pm at Five Flags Theater. The concert is approximately one hour in length with no intermission - perfect for families with young children. This special performance features a program of lively holiday music, sing-along songs, and guest appearances including members of the Heartland Ballet Company, vocalist Rita Harvey, and the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Choir. Children are invited to get their picture taken with Santa for free immediately following the concert. Tickets to the Family Concert are $12 for children 12 and under, $22 for adults and $32 for box seats
For the full-length Holiday Concerts, the DSO welcomes the Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet Company and vocalist Rita Harvey. Concerts are Saturday, December 1 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 2 at 2:00pm at Five Flags Theater. Tickets to the full Holiday Concerts range from $17 - $77.
Tickets are available through ticketmaster.com, or save online fees and buy direct at Five Flags Box office 4th & Locust M-F 10am-5pm, or one hour prior to concert in theater lobby.
The Holiday concerts are made possible by the generous support of Medical Associates Clinic and Health Plans. For more information, visit www.DubuqueSymphony.org or call the symphony office at (563) 557-1677.