A Swingin' Christmas with the Symphony
December 14, 2019 - 7:30pm
Internationally renowned trumpeter Vince DiMartino is sure
to impress as he’ll lend his high-energy twist to this jazz and
swing-infused evening. You’ll hear all your holiday favorites to put you in the Christmas spirit.
Listen to a reading of “Twas the Night Before Christmas” by a surprise celebrity guest.
Program to be announced from stage
#3 The “Best Christmas Sweater” competition at intermission is worth the price of admission. People are going bigger and better every year for the chance to win some great prizes.
#2 Getting the chance to hear trumpet legend Vince DiMartino will be spectacular. He’s going to bring some jazz and blues to this year’s Christmas to give you a new experience.
#1 #1 The Symphony can be your personal time machine! When I hear certain songs, the memories always come flooding back of Christmas in my hometown of Walthill, Nebraska as a kid. This concert is also a way to create a new tradition for you and your kids.
We know the old Christmas classics, but I can’t wait to see what kind of pep and pizazz guest artist Vince DiMartino brings to the stage with his trumpet. I’m sure he’ll have a new take on old favorites, and maybe he’ll bring us something we’re not so familiar with. Either way, as the name suggests, it should be a Swinging Christmas concert.
The Christmas concert always draws the biggest audience. It brings more people from the community than any other performance. That’s exciting. (And that’s why you should buy your tickets early.) But I can speak from experience that it’s fun to see how the audience can grow, not just within the larger community, but within your own family. The Christmas concert is a fantastic way to introduce your kids to the symphony. Ours went for the first time last year and loved it. The singing keeps them active and engaged. They only got hung up on one thing: “Why can’t we hear Ryan singing?”
You’ve probably heard that the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra needs you. They need your financial support. They need you in the concert hall. But at the Christmas concert, they need you most of all. The Christmas program includes plenty of audience participation, and nothing sounds quite so nice (even if it is a little off-key) as an Orpheum filled with a top-notch orchestra and a couple of thousand singing patrons.