Christmas Treasures

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Christmas Treasures

Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 4:00 pm
from $22

The Santa Fe Symphony’s annual Christmas Pops concert features something for the entire family! Enjoy holiday favorites such as Tchaikovsky’s Suite from The Nutcracker, Faith’s Brazilian Sleigh Bells, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas, and much more. Plus, the Santa Fe Youth Symphony—under the direction of SFYS Conductor William Waag—joins us again for a special side by side performance. Bring the entire family and enjoy!

Be sure to join us for a FREE preview talk, one hour before the performance.

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Sunday, Dec 8, 2019 / 4:00 pm


December 8, 2019
4:00 pm
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The Lensic
211 W. San Francisco Street
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Paid public parking is available at the Sandoval Municipal Garage, 216 West San Francisco Street (across the street from The Lensic). Additional metered parking is available throughout the downtown area.

Of Note

Tchaikovsky’s “Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy” from The Nutcracker is often credited as being the first orchestral work to feature the celesta, a small keyboard instrument with a sound similar to a glockenspiel, but in fact it was the French composer Chausson who used it in his music for a production of Shakespeare’s The Tempest three years prior.

Irving Berlin wrote the melody for “White Christmas” in 1938 and put it on a shelf for four years. When Paramount filmed Holiday Inn with Bing Crosby, he set the lyrics to his shelved melody and it became an instant war-time hit about peace.

Santa Fe’s favorite Christmastide anise cookie, the bizcochito, was designated New Mexico’s official cookie in 1989, and made NM the first state to have such a symbol.

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