Thursday, 02 December 2021 14:15

Albany Symphony Haul Out The Holly with The Magic Of Christmas and Selections From The Nutcracker

Santa at the Albany Symphony’s 2019 Christmas program. Photo provided. Santa at the Albany Symphony’s 2019 Christmas program. Photo provided.

ALBANY — Music Director David Alan Miller and the musicians of Albany Symphony are set to deck the halls of the Palace Theatre on back-to-back weekends. 

On Sunday, Dec. 5, at 3 p.m., Miller and the Symphony musicians will perform The Magic of Christmas. The program includes guest appearances including singers from the Capital District Youth Chorale and the Macedonia Baptist Church Choir, dancers from Myers Ballet School and the Boland School of Irish Dance, and an appearance from Santa Claus.

On Saturday, Dec. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Palace and streaming live online, the festivities continue with selections from Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker with the orchestra at centerstage. The concert also includes Richard Strauss’ dynamic Don Juan, and two pieces from late Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Christopher Rouse: Bassoon Concerto featuring guest soloist Peter Kolkay, and Heimdall’s Trumpet featuring Albany Symphony Principal Trumpet Eric Berlin.

Tickets to both The Magic of Christmas and The Nutcracker start at $20. Livestream access is also available for The Nutcracker. Order tickets at 518-694-3300 or albanysymphony.com 

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