Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra to Bring Holiday Tour to PPAC, 12/6
The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) as part of their 2015 Holiday Pops Tour on Sunday, December 6, 2015 at 2:30P. The Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra is conducted by Keith Lockhart.The concert features the Metropolitan Chorale of Brookline (Massachusetts) with Lisa Graham, conductor, and Justin Hopkins, tenor and narrator. Former Mayor of Providence Vincent A. "Buddy" Cianci, Jr., will be the special guest narrator for "A Visit from St. Nicholas ('Twas the Night Before Christmas)." In Providence, the concert is sponsored by WPRI 12. Tickets are on sale now at the PPAC Box Office, located at 220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence; online at www.ppacri.org and by phone at (401) 421-ARTS (2787). Tickets are $130 - $58; all ticket prices include a $3 per ticket restoration charge and are subject to change without notice. Box Office Hours are Monday - Friday, 10A - 5P; Saturday, 10A - 2P and two hours prior to curtain times on performance days. To order tickets for groups of 15 or more, please contact Group Sales Representative Paul Hiatt via email: firstname.lastname@example.org or (401) 574 - 3162. Hear "America's orchestra" in an evening of magical Christmas songs old and new, culminating in the time-honored traditional sing- along and a special visit from Jolly Ole St. Nick. Bring your family and friends for a night of glorious music, good will, and holiday cheer. Founded in 1885, the Boston Pops has been presenting its special series of holiday concerts since 1973; they began under the leadership of Arthur Fiedler with a three-concert series at Symphony Hall. Since that time, public demand for the performances has continued to grow and the season has expanded to include well over 30 performances each holiday season, though many of the concerts continue to sell out each year. In 1978, the orchestra began a new Christmastime tradition of bringing its unique Holiday Pops concerts to venues throughout New England and the Northeast.