British Royal Family Conductor and Houston Symphony to Celebrate Holiday Season this Month

From festive carols to family activities, there is something for everyone this holiday season with the Houston Symphony. Catch the holiday spirit with traditional carols such as "Winter Wonderland" and "Little Drummer Boy" at the annual Very Merry Pops at Jones Hall on December 12-14. Principal POPS conductor Michael Krajewski will take the stage with the orchestra for a fun evening of traditional holiday songs to remind people why this is simply the "most wonderful time of the year."

On December 13, families are encouraged to attend 'Twas the Night Before Christmas set to beautiful music performed by the Houston Symphony and narrated by Mirron Willis of Houston's esteemed Ensemble Theatre. Santa may even make an appearance! The 50-minute concert along with the festive Jones Hall decorations will sure get everyone in the spirit of the season.

Keep Yuletide spirits high, December 18-21, as British Royal Family conductor Christopher Warren Green conducts the Houston Symphony in Handel's Messiah, with classics including "Hallelujah" and "Ev'ry Valley Shall Be Exalted." Handel's masterpiece Messiah is a transcendent and captivating program, featuring the Houston Symphony Chorus under Betsy Cook Weber and celebrated guest vocalists, soprano Anna Devin, countertenor Lawrence Zazzo, tenor Barry Banks, and bass-baritone Derek Welton.

Unless otherwise noted, all concerts occur at Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana Street, in Houston's Theater District. For tickets and information, please call the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center at (713) 224-7575, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm, or visit www.houstonsymphony.org unless otherwise noted. Tickets may also be purchased in person at the Houston Symphony Patron Services Center at Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana Street, Monday-Saturday 10am-6pm. All programs and artists are subject to change.



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