The Fort Wayne Philharmonic will present “Holiday Pops: Christmas Dreams” on four dates in December. Tickets went on sale to the general public May 15.
“For many families across northeast Indiana, the holiday season and the Fort Wayne Philharmonic go hand in hand,” the Philharmonic said in making the announcements.
Tickets start at $30, plus processing fee. Buy tickets at fwphil.org or by phone at 260-481-0777.
Shows are: Friday, Dec. 11, 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 12, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Dec. 19, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; and Sunday, Dec. 20, 2 p.m. All shows are at the Embassy Theatre, 125 W. Jefferson Blvd.
The holiday celebration will star singer and songwriter Morgan James with local celebrity and WANE TV Chief Meteorologist Nicholas Ferreri acting as host. Associate conductor Caleb Young will lead the orchestra musicians, Fort Wayne Philharmonic Chorus and Fort Wayne Children’s Choir.
“It’s an honor to lead our Holiday Pops series of concerts each season,” Young said. “Having our extended musical family gather in the Embassy Theatre to celebrate the season brings immense reward to my work. I’m especially looking forward to once again collaborating with the superbly talented Morgan James. This year will be a show not to miss.”
James is best known as a frequent collaborator with the popular musical collective Postmodern Jukebox. She made her Broadway stage debut in a musical production of “The Addams Family” in 2010. Subsequent Broadway appearances include “Wonderland,” “Godspell” and “Motown: The Musical.” James has played at various New York City clubs such as 54 Below, Birdland, Rockwood Music Hall, and (Le) Poison Rouge. She has released multiple albums including “Morgan James Live: A Celebration of Nina Simone,” “Hunter,” “Blue,” “Reckless Abandon,” and her own interpretation of “The White Album” by the Beatles.
Nicholas Ferreri is WANE 15’s chief meteorologist and has been recognized with various awards four times by the Indiana Broadcasters Association.
“Christmas Dreams will hearken back to childhood memories and the magic of the holidays,” the Philharmonic said in a statement. “Much like a musical snow globe, the concert promises to be the perfect glittering adventure for young and old alike. Through music and storytelling, the Philharmonic will celebrate the sounds of the season experienced through the eyes of a child, while affirming family values and the lesson that it is truly greater to give than to receive.”
Music will include holiday favorites such as the Hallelujah Chorus.
Fort Wayne Philharmonic subscribers can buy this event when purchasing 2020-2021 subscription packages.