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This Christmas be part of the merriest musical tradition of the season with the Durham Symphony Orchestra’s annual Holiday Pops concert. This popular program for families includes your favorite sounds of the season, including Mozart’s “Sleigh Ride” and music from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.”  A fun feature of this year’s Pops concert is the traditional sing-along featuring “Christmas Memories,” which includes songs like “Frosty the Snowman,” “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town,” “Here Comes Santa Claus,” “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.”

A highlight of the concert will be the most famous Christmas medley ever written for orchestra, Leroy Anderson’s “A Christmas Festival.” It includes the songs “Joy to the World,” “Deck the Halls,” “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen,” “Good King Wenceslas,” “The First Noel,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “Silent Night” and “Jingle Bells.”

Joining us this year will be the Hillandale Children’s Chorus. This chorus has delighted DSO audiences in seasons past.  They will help make this your favorite musical memory of the holidays.

Join Maestro William Henry Curry and the Durham Symphony for one of Durham’s most delightful holiday traditions on Friday, December 5, 7 pm, at the Durham Armory, 220 Foster Street, Durham NC.

Among the much anticipated elements will be a silent auction featuring affordable gifts for the holidays, and a dessert buffet with treats from some of Durham’s finest bakers.

Tickets: Main Floor with Dessert Buffet – $30 Adult, $10 Child (4-12 yo), $225 Table for 8
Balcony (buffet not included) – $15 Adult, $5 Child (4-12 yo)
Children 3 and Under Free

For more information, visit the Durham Symphony web site at or call 919-491-6576.

About the Durham Symphony

Incorporated as a not-for profit organization in 1977, the Durham Symphony began as an all-volunteer community orchestra, offering free concerts in Durham and surrounding communities.

Today, under the direction of Maestro William Henry Curry, Resident Conductor of the North Carolina Symphony, the Durham Symphony has evolved into a semi-professional orchestra composed of classically trained volunteers and professionals. Enhancing Durham’s rich cultural heritage, the Durham Symphony performs high quality orchestral concerts that foster accessibility and encourage the development of music appreciation and education. The Durham Symphony’s programming reflects a commitment to familiar, American, and popular music.