Symphony to Highlight Holidays with Annual Concerts 

image The Central Ohio Symphony will present its annual holiday concerts on Sunday, December 14, at 2:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. in Gray Chapel on the campus of Ohio Wesleyan in Delaware. The orchestra under the direction of Conductor Jaime Morales-Matos will perform two identical concerts of seasonal music.

“The holiday concerts are always an excellent opportunity for young and old alike to get into the holiday spirit,” said Symphony Executive Director Warren W. Hyer. This concert will feature the orchestra, a new guest artist, soprano Laura Portune from Columbus and a world premiere. Hyer said the audience “could expect an exciting seasonal concert of familiar Holiday music.”

The concert has a number of traditional and new works this year,  noted Hyer. “Ice Dance” by Westerville composer Ken McCaw was written for the Central Ohio Symphony 2014 and is a world premiere. “Ken’s composition and arranging credits include Disney, Opryland, The US Olympic Committee, NASCAR, Mills James and many others. “We have been talking for several years about a new piece of music and it worked out for this year. We are excited to perform it first,” said Hyer.

The highlight for any young person will the an orchestral medley of music from the hit Disney movie “Frozen.” Other works to be performed on the program are the holiday medley Christmas Favorites,  Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas, Silver Bells, Christmas Song (Chestnuts), a Celtic Christmas, Carol of the Bells, White Christmas and an audience sing-a-long with Miss Portune who will also sing selections form Handel and Mozart.

The concerts are sponsored by Buehler’s Fresh Foods and DCB, the Delaware County Bank.

Tickets for the concert are available at the Symphony Source office at 24 E. Winter Street in downtown Delaware, and at Buehler’s Fresh Foods. Prices are $25.00, adults; $20.00, seniors; $6.00, students of any age; and $4.00, children, six and under. Ticket may also be ordered online at www.centralohiosymphony.org or by calling the Symphony at 740-362-1799.

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