December Symphony concerts celebrate holiday season

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WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla Symphony will usher in the holiday season with two December concerts.

The Symphony and Maestro Bergman present “Sounds of the Season” at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 in Cordiner Hall, 46 S. Park St.

This program will feature Bach’s “Brandenburg Concerto No. 2,” Corelli’s “Christmas Concerto” and some traditional Holiday favorites highlighting the talents of a quartet of players from the Clarion Brass Choir, led by Walla Walla Symphony principal trumpet, William Berry.

Following intermission will be a performance of Vivaldi’s “Gloria” with Seattle-based vocalists Leslie Marks, soprano and Kathryn Weld, mezzo-soprano, as well as the Whitman College Chorale comprised of approximately 100 students, directed by Jeremy Mims.

The evening will finish with an old favorite, an arrangement by William Berry of Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas.”

During intermission, wine from Something Big Cellars will be poured for $5 a glass, with all proceeds going to benefit the Walla Walla Symphony.

There also will be a free “Inside the Music” preconcert talk at 6:30 p.m. at the Reid Campus Center at Whitman College.

At 4 p.m. Dec. 15 at Cordiner Hall, the full Clarion Brass Choir will present a special holiday program.

The Clarion Brass Choir is a 13-piece, fully professional ensemble, which features twelve brass players and a percussionist. It is considered one of the world’s top brass choirs.

This program will include traditional tunes and popular favorites.

Clarion Brass Choir just released a full-length holiday music album, “Reindeer Games,” that will be available for purchase at the concert.

Tickets are available online at wwsymphony.org, by calling the Symphony office at 509-529-8020, or at the Symphony office at 131/2 E. Main, Suite 201. Tickets for all concerts are also available at the door.

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