The Chandler Symphony Orchestra once again will ring in the holiday season with a series of performances, starting today.
The orchestra will play at 3 and 6 p.m. today at the Sun Lakes United Methodist Church. This is it 11th annual benefit holiday concert for both the orchestra and the Neighbors Who Care program in Sun Lakes.
The church is at 9248 E. Riggs Road. Tickets are $10.
Unlike the previous 10 years, today’s performances will not feature a chorus, said Pam Hahn, Chandler Symphony president and principal harpist. The Perry High School chorus was scheduled to accompany the orchestra but had to back out about a month ago due to scheduling conflicts.
“Nothing seemed to work out to find a replacement on such short notice,” Hahn said. “We made some changes and it will make for an interesting concert.”
The chorus also will accompany the Southwest Youth Ballet for a fourth year in performances of the “Nutcracker” at 7 p.m. Dec. 20 and 2 and 6:30 p.m. Dec. 21. Those performances will be at the Higley Center for Performing Arts, 4132 E. Pecos Road in Gilbert. Tickets for those performances are $10-$30.
“It’s a very busy time for musicians,” Hahn said.
The orchestra’s regular season resumes Jan. 11 at the Hal Bogle Theater at the Chandler Center for the Arts, 250 N. Arizona Ave.
For a complete concert schedule, go to chandlersymphony.net.
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