Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra will be making spirits bright Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. in Cannon Hall. The holiday program will feature some of the most spectacular sounds of the season, including pieces by Piotr Tchaikovsky, John Williams, Leroy Anderson, along with traditional arrangements of beloved holiday carols.
Also joining the Symphony and Symphony Chorus will be the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra.
“Troy Quinn, the Symphony and all of our special guests are sure to warm hearts and put the audience in a very merry holiday mood,” said Dan Griffith, CEO of the Owensboro Symphony. “We have programmed an evening of holiday music that will thrill audience members of every age. This is one of the regions favorite holiday family events and tickets sell quickly.”
Concert attendees are encouraged to join Troy Quinn in Cannon Hall from 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. for a special pre-concert conversation about the Holiday Pops performance. This program, designed to enhance the concert experience, will provide insights into the music and music-makers performing on the program.
ABOUT THE GUESTS
OWENSBORO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CHORUS
Dennis Jewett, Director
Celebrating its 46th Season during 2018, the Owensboro Symphony Chorus is a group of approximately 80 students, college faculty, and members of the community. The ensemble is under the direction of Dennis Jewett, Kentucky Wesleyan College Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music. The Symphony Chorus is an all-volunteer ensemble that meets once a week and generally performs at least once during each academic semester.
OWENSBORO SYMPHONY YOUTH ORCHESTRA
Tom Stites, Conductor
The Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, founded in 1968, is a full symphonic ensemble comprised of approximately 60 young musicians drawn from communities throughout Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Youth Orchestra provides serious young music students of high school age with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience. The Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Tom Stites, Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Owensboro Independent School System.