Maestro Victor Vener and his California Philharmonic are kicking off the world-class orchestra’s milestone 20th anniversary season with a spectacular Christmas concert featuring classics, holiday favorites and more on Dec. 12 at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium, 300 E. Green St. beginning at 7:30 p.m.
A holiday concert sure to delight people of all ages, Sleigh Ride! features Christmas classics including highlights from “The Nutcracker,” “Hänsel & Gretel” and “The Messiah,” holiday songs from “Home Alone,” seasonal favorites, beloved Christmas carols and more.
Among the special guests is Tony Award®-nominated singer Mary Bridget Davies who is known throughout the Southland for her captivating performances. Back by popular demand, and adding to the magic of Sleigh Ride!, is California Philharmonic fan favorite, bass-baritone Cedric Berry. Hailed for his memory-making performances, Cal Phil concert-goers will remember Berry from concerts past where he delighted audiences with music from “Porgy and Bess,” “Showboat,” “Copland’s Old American Songs” and more. Also on tap for this one-of-a-kind holiday concert are some of the mesmerizing dancers and choreographers from the nine time Emmy Award winning hit television show “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Tickets start at $20 and can be purchased at www.calphil.com or by calling (626) 304-0333.