Celebrate the Holidays with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra
(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 2 & 3, 2017 at Five Flags Theater. Hear familiar favorites like the “Hallelujah!" Chorus, "The Christmas Song," "O Holy Night," "Winter Wonderland," and selections from the Nutcracker.
“These concerts are always a lot of fun, and they present a wide range of holiday music that really captures the spirit of this magical time of year,” says Maestro Intriligator. He continues: “We will present music that is traditional and well-known as well as a few pieces that are newer and lesser known. I’m very excited to welcome back soprano Jillian Slade as our soloist. I remember when we featured her about 12 years ago in one song, 'Pie Jesu,' a duet with her mother, when Jillian was still in school, growing up here in Dubuque. Jillian is now living in New York and performing there; she’s an amazing multi-faceted musician with a gorgeous voice. And she suggested a few pieces that we haven’t done in all my years doing these holiday concerts: the well-known 'Panis Angelicus’ and ‘Child of God,’ a piece written by her mother Terry Slade, which Jillian will perform with the members of the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Chorus on the shorter, family concert version of these concerts. In addition to these two songs, she will be singing several others with the DSO. I’m really excited to welcome back Jillian and let Dubuque audiences hear again what a fantastic singer she is.”
Maestro Intriligator continues, “I also want to give special attention to our friends in the Dubuque Chorale and the Dubuque Chorale Children’s Chorus. They sing beautifully. Their voices and their joyful spirit really make these concerts special every year. You can’t help leaving these concerts with a big smile on your face.”
The DSO offers a Holiday Family Concert Saturday, December 2 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 Jillian Slade, 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 $11 for children 12 and under, $21 for adults and $31 for box seats
For the full-length Holiday Concerts, the DSO welcomes the Dubuque Chorale, members of the Heartland Ballet Company and vocalist Jillian Slade. Concerts are Saturday, December 2 at 7:30pm and Sunday, December 3 at 2:00pm at Five Flags Theater. Tickets to the full Holiday Concerts range from $17 - $76.
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.