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SYMPHONY & SPIRITS

Arcadia | Magic of Christmas

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Friday, December 8 2023
5:00pm
Arcadia

Program

5:00 PM: Gather at Arcadia at 504 Congress Street. Enjoy a special signature cocktail with friends!

6:30 PM: The group heads over to Merrill Auditorium to enjoy the concert!

7:00 – 9:00 PM: Magic of Christmas

 

Artists, programs, and dates are subject to change.

Join your PSO for Symphony & Spirits, holiday cheer, and fun & games at Arcadia!

Come in your favorite holiday attire – festive printed suits, ugly sweater, black tie – and celebrate the holidays with your PSO.

Symphony & Spirits is a series of events for young music lovers between the ages of 21 and 39. We partner with local bars and restaurants to create an accessible space for people to experience live music and build a community of like-minded people.

THE PROGRAM

Leroy ANDERSON A Christmas Festival

Mykola LEONTOVYCH arr. NAUGHTIN Carol of the Bells

Vince GUARALDI arr. NAUGHTIN Christmas Time is Here

Faith HILL arr. HANSEN “Where Are You Christmas?” from Dr. Seuss’ How the Grinch Stole Christmas

Michael W. SMITH arr. HANSEN Christmas Day

Con FULLAM orch. EASTBURN The Maine Christmas Song

George Frideric HANDEL “Hallelujah Chorus” from Messiah

Lucas RICHMAN Hanukkah Festival Overture

Danny ELFMAN arr. BROWN Selections from Nightmare Before Christmas

David FOSTER & Linda THOMPSON-JENNER arr. MCKENZIE Grown-Up Christmas List

TRADITIONAL arr. HANSEN The First Noel
As performed by Josh Groban and Faith Hill

Leroy ANDERSON Sleigh Ride

arr. FINNEGAN Christmas Sing-Along


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Magic of Christmas Chorus

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PSO Childrens Choir Rehearsal
PSO Children's Chorus
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Susie Pepper vocals

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Leon Griesbach vocals

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James Kennerley organ

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