A wide variety of seasonal favorites and new musical experiences are the features of this year’s Holiday Pops with the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Steven Karidoyanes.
“We are thrilled to again present our joy-filled Holiday Pops in person to our friends and family!” exclaimed Karidoyanes. “To make this season’s program extra special, we’ve invited back guest performers who have entertained and charmed us in previous holiday concerts. I can’t wait until we’re all together!”
The Phil performs Parade of the Wooden Soldiers, famously from the Radio City Music Hall Rockettes’ annual Christmas Spectacular, music from the 1994 remake of the classic holiday film, Miracle on 34th Street, and A Rockin’ Christmas, a medley featuring Have a Holly Jolly Christmas, Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree and Jingle Bell Rock.
Soprano Kristen Watson and tenor Matthew Anderson, who each have been featured separately to great acclaim in previous Holiday Pops, join forces this season as duo artists. They’ll perform with the orchestra selections from Irving Berlin’s Broadway musical White Christmas, inspired by the 1954 film starring Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye.
Also rejoining the orchestra are the talented young choristers from the Plymouth Community Intermediate School (PCIS) 6th Grade Chorus and their director, Jessica Fuller. They add their own spin on music from stage and screen when they sing Somewhere In My Memory by John Williams from the film score to Home Alone, and We Need a Little Christmas from the Broadway musical Mame.
As in previous seasons of Holiday Pops concerts, all are invited to bring an unwrapped toy to contribute. Collection bins will be located outside Memorial Hall for patrons to deposit on their way into the concert hall. Collected toys will be distributed to deserving families by the Children’s Holiday Fund, sponsored by the Old Colony Memorial and administered by the Plymouth Area Coalition.
There are two performances on Saturday, December 11th at 3 PM and 7:30 PM, and a 3 PM concert on Sunday afternoon, December 12th. All three weekend performances are in Plymouth’s Memorial Hall and include the PCIS 6th Grade Chorus, Ms. Watson, Mr. Anderson, and the orchestra.
Newfield House is the Pops series sponsor. The media sponsors are the Wicked Local, Old Colony Memorial, and WATD 95.9 FM. The Phil’s 106th season is supported in part by the Massachusetts Cultural Council, a state agency, which received support from the State of Massachusetts and the National Endowment for the Arts.
Tickets are now on sale. Memorial Hall is fully accessible. Individual ticket prices are $25, $50, $60. Limited cabaret-style table seating is still available for $100 per ticket. Advance tickets may be purchased online at plymouthphil.org or calling the Phil office at 508-746-8008.
Memorial Hall is located on 83 Court Street/Route 3A, Plymouth, MA.
For more information about the Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra’s 106th Season, visit www.plymouthphil.org