Tickets & Events - Sunday, 15 December 2013

Wentz Concert Hall
Naperville, Illinois
Sunday, 15 December 2013 - 3:00 PM
Bring the whole family to the DuPage Symphony’s 2013 holiday concert and enjoy an array of familiar seasonal songs, carols, dances, and stories – with a decidedly modern twist! Soprano Valerie Vinzant, hailed by The Los Angeles Times for her “delectable lyric soprano” and her “pure silk voice”, joins the DSO to sing a variety of Christmas favorites – O Holy Night, Gesu Bambino, White Christmas, and more – and to present Jeff Tyzik’s delightful “Twelve Gifts of Christmas,” which blends excerpts from familiar classics of Vivaldi, Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, and others with a clever re-setting of the traditional holiday tale. Duke Ellington and Billy Strayhorn’s jazzy reinvention of Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite anchors the second half of the DSO’s festive holiday program. Drawn from the pair’s landmark recording of 1960, the work is an ingenious transformation of the original ballet: the “Dance of the Reed Pipes” becomes a playful “Toot Toot Tootie Toot”; the “Waltz of the Flowers” turns into an energetic “Dance of the
Floreadores”; and the “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy” evolves into an unforgettable “Sugar Rum Cherry”. Traditional Wassail Dances, the March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland, and – of course! – Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride round out the program. Be on the lookout for a special holiday visitor as well.

Single Ticket Prices:
Balcony $25 Adult & Senior/$20 Student
Main Floor: $20 Adult & Senior /$15 Student
Sponsor: Creative Logic, Inc.
Presenter: DuPage Symphony Orchestra
Tyzik: The Twelve Gifts of Christmas
Ellington: The Nutcracker Suite
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