December 17 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm$15 – $45
Symphony and Dancing for Holiday Cheer! 2022
Join The St Joseph Symphony for this musical holiday tradition at the historic Missouri Theater. For the second season, the symphony performs under the direction of Music Director/Conductor Christopher Kelts. You’re sure to feel some “Holiday Cheer” at the show on Saturday, December 17, 2022 starting at 7:00 pm with social time to follow.
The evening features a mix of traditional Christmas songs and a carol-sing along with Chanukah tunes and “Little Drummer Boy,” composed by Katherine Kennicott Davis, a St Joseph native. Tap dancer, Tommy Wasiuta, is featured on Morton Gould’s “Tap Dance Concerto,” a piece requiring endurance and skill of the solo dancer.
Wasiuta is from St Louis, now living in New York City. He had been scheduled to perform in St Joseph in March 2020, but that show was the first pandemic cancellation – both for the symphony and for Wasiuta. “We are delighted to finally bring these artists together on the holiday show stage,” said Lori McAlister, SJS Managing Director. “I also put Tommy in touch with Dance Instructor, Marla Heeler. She will host two workshops at Dance Arts Center taught by Tommy on Sunday, December 18th. We are making good use of his time and talent while he is here!”
The performance is about one hour in length with no intermission. Attendees are invited to join the musicians for social time at Felix Street Gourmet following the show. Tickets range from $15 to $45 with special student pricing (half off) for all but Loge seats. Tickets are available online, by phone or in person from the symphony office (120 S 8th Street), www.saintjosephsymphony.org or phone 816-233-7701. Make the St Joseph Symphony part of your holiday plans!