The sounds of the season will ring through the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Chapel at Milligan College when the Johnson City Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of Robert J. Seebacher, presents “Home for the Holidays” on December 13. Joining the symphony will be the City Youth Ballet of Johnson City. The concert is sponsored by BedInABox.
The City Youth Ballet is a chartered, not-for-profit performance organization offering an extensive repertoire of classical and contemporary ballet performances for the general public and school groups throughout the year. The CYB provides high quality performances of classical ballets such as “The Nutcracker,”
“A Christmas Carol,” “Cinderella,” and “Coppelia,” as well as contemporary and lesser known ballets such as “Dracula,” “Peter and the Wolf,” and “Hans Christian Andersen.” Original, commissioned works are also part of the CYB’s repertoire. Along with the expertise of Susan Pace, the CYB’s artistic director, the CYB invites guest dancers and teachers from internationally celebrated companies and schools to conduct workshops for its dancers and for interested community members. The City Youth Ballet will join the symphony for the performance of “The Polar Express” Concert Suite by Alan Sylvestri and Glen Ballard and arranged by Jerry Brubaker.
Other holiday-themed work on the program for this concert includes “March of the Toys” from Victor Herberts Babes in Toyland, Mel Tormé’s “The Christmas Song”, “Festive Sounds of Hanukkah” arranged by Bill Holcombe, the “Pastoral Symphony” from The Messiah by George Fredrich Handel, Rimsky-Korsakov’s “Polonaise” from Christmas Eve and “Dance of the Tumblers” from The Snow Maiden, and more, including a Christmas Sing-a-long.
The December 13th “Home for the Holidays” concert begins at 7:30 p.m. at the Mary B. Martin Auditorium of Seeger Chapel at Milligan College. Individual concert tickets are $35, $30 for seniors (65+), and $10 for students. Season tickets are still available online at www.jcsymphony.com or by calling the symphony office at 423-926-8742. Tickets for the entire season range from $70 to $150. The symphony accepts Master Card, Visa, and Discover. Free bus service is available from Colonial Hill, leaving at 6:15 p.m.; Maplecrest and Appalachian Christian Village, at 6:30; and City Hall, at 6:45 p.m. Concerts are partially funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts.