FREE HOLIDAY CONCERT
What: Omaha Symphony
Where: Salvation Army Kroc Center, 2728 Y St.
When: 7 p.m. Thursday
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It turns out the Omaha Symphony didn't run out of holiday spirit following last week's six-performance run of the annual “Christmas Spectacular.”
Thursday night, guest conductor Hal France leads the orchestra in a free Christmas concert at the Salvation Army Kroc Center (2728 Y St.).
The program includes a range of seasonal sounds, including “The Christmas Song” (also known as “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire”), “We Three Kings,” “Sleigh Ride” and selections from Tchaikovsky's “The Nutcracker.” A sing-along portion of the event hits even more favorites, such as “Joy to the World,” “Hark! The Herald Angels Sing,” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.”
Joining the orchestra are Council Bluffs soprano Shelby VanNordstrand, brass students from the Omaha Conservatory of Music and student choirs from Phoenix Academy, Wilson Focus School and Highland and Western Hills elementary schools.
Admission to the concert is free. Doors open at 6:30 p.m.