Green Bay Symphony Orchestra Rings in the Season with 'Holiday Pops!'

Youth Orchestra Members and East High School Students to Perform

From Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, December 2, 2010
by Michelle Nikolai, mnikolai@greenbaysymphony.org, 920-435-3465

Continuing one of Green Bay's most anticipated holiday traditions, conductor Dudley Birder will lead the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, the Dudley Birder Chorale, and the Performer's Workshop in Holiday Pops!, two evenings of classic carols and seasonal pops favorites. The concerts are Friday and Saturday, Dec. 10 & 11 at 7:30 p.m. at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts.

For the first time, talented vocal students from GB East High School will augment the 150-voice Chorale: Haley Woods, Adam VandenElzen, Thomas Jones, Cody Johnsen, Ben Olejniczak, Julia Delvaux, Carmen Dehn, Stephanie Guzman, Nicole Conrad, Rissel Peguero, Marvelis Peguero, and Angel Benitez. In addition, six members of the GBSO's Youth Orchestra Program will perform: Tim Young (bassoon), Augustine Sanitillan (flute), Casey Kadlubowski (violin), Angela Sun (violin), Brad Dallmann (horn) and Sam Dickinson (trumpet). The 80-voice Performer's Workshop will also join in the seasonal extravaganza.

The program features popular and traditional holiday favorites including selections from Handel's Messiah; three carols arranged by Mack Wilberg, music director for the Mormon Tabernacle Choir; and beloved chestnuts such as Irving Berlin's "White Christmas" and Victor Herbert's "Toyland" and "March of the Toys" from his operetta Babes in Toyland.

Concert-goers are asked to bring non-perishable food and toiletry items for Paul's Pantry, a local food pantry that operates solely on the generous donations and volunteer hours of the surrounding community. The pantry was founded in 1984 by the late Leo Frigo, president of Frigo's Cheese, and allows needy families to shop for their own groceries. There will be collection bins set up near the coat check area at the Weidner Center. For a complete list of most-needed items, go to: http://www.paulspantry.org.

Ticket Information
Tickets for this concert start at $15 (student tickets are $6) and are available by calling University Ticketing Services at (920) 465.2217 or toll-free at (800) 328-TKTS. For more information, visit www.greenbaysymphony.org.