MINOT – The Minot Symphony Orchestra will celebrate the sounds of the season with an evening of live music by local musicians on Saturday, December 9th at 7 pm at MSU’s Ann Nicole Nelson Hall.
Holiday Magic includes Christmas favorites featuring music from Babes in Toyland, March of the Toys by Victor Herbert, Benjamin Britten’s Men of Goodwill, as well as Sleigh Ride by Leroy Anderson. Other holiday classics include excerpts from Christus by Franz Liszt and a brass choir will perform Christmas Cantata by Daniel Pinkham. The choirs of Minot State University, directed by Dr. Emerson Eads, and Minot High School, directed by Lindsay Kerzmann, will join the symphony for the Christmas Cantata as well as Lucas Richman’s Christmas Singalong which encourages audience participation. The symphony will also perform Hanukkah Festival Overture by Lucas Richman to celebrate the Jewish holiday.
The Minot Symphony Orchestra is hosting the Minot Area Community Foundation Donation Station to collect items for the Lord’s Cupboard Food Pantry. Products most requested include: Canned meats, peanut butter, jelly, macaroni and cheese, canned vegetables, canned fruits in juice (not syrup), and nutritional cereal. Items can be brought to the symphony concert on December 9th at Ann Nicole Nelson Hall – MSU beginning at 6pm and placed in the Donation Station outside of Old Main or dropped off at Lien’s Jewelry 107 Main St. South during regular business hours (M-F 10am to 6pm and Sat. 11-4). If 1,000 lbs. of food are collected, the food pantry will receive $1,000 in addition to the food collected. Everyone is welcome to contribute.
Tickets for Holiday Magic start at $25 for adults with active military, senior, and student discounts available. All tickets are available at www.minotsymphony.com or through the box office at 701-858-4228. Patrons are encouraged to purchase tickets in advance.
The Minot Symphony Orchestra is a unique blend of student, community, and professional musicians from the Minot area. The symphony is directed by Maestro Efraín Amaya, Associate Professor of Performing Arts at Minot State University