‘Tis the season for spreading holiday cheer, and the Hernando Symphony Orchestra is sure to ring in the festive winter with their “Sounds of the Season” holiday concert taking place at 7:30 pm on Saturday, Dec. 10, and at 2 pm on Sunday, Dec. 11, at St. Frances Cabrini, 5030 Mariner Blvd. Join them as they spread merry, musical bliss with the community while enjoying some of your favorite holiday tunes!
This regular season concert will feature the finest in festive music, as performed by a volunteer community pops orchestra established in 1982. “Our holiday concert will feature well-known carols in both traditional and nontraditional forms,” explained Michele DiLuzio, HSO conductor. “I like to find carols that have a unique sound.”
Serving this community for four decades, HSO plans programs “aimed at presenting musical enjoyment for all ages.” The orchestra consists of talented, dedicated musicians who volunteer their time and talents to the singular mission of making the Hernando Symphony a premier pops orchestra. The orchestra performs regular season concerts in December, February, and April. For this upcoming concert, the “Sounds of the Season” will be the order of the day. “As we celebrate our 40th season, we will be mixing old favorites with new favorites,” said DiLuzio.
Popular orchestral music has always played a valuable role in the American holiday music tradition. Arthur Fiedler, the legendary conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra, launched the orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert series in 1930. To this day, the orchestra tours the nation with this landmark series. The Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Phoenix Symphony, the Philly Pops in Philadelphia, and other symphonic organizations are known in particular for their melodic holiday programs.
Here in Hernando, the Hernando Symphony Orchestra plans its 2022 holiday pops concert, offering exciting new variations on beloved holiday tunes.
“The concert will also include the annual sing-a-long,” said DiLuzio.
For information about how to order season or general admission tickets for this or any HSO concert, visit ticket & concert info (hernandosymphony.com) or call 352-584-1210.
Michele DiLuzio looks forward to filling the area with the “Sounds of the Season.”
“Our ‘Sounds of the Season’ concerts are sure to get everyone into the holiday spirit,” she said.