The Utah Symphony's family-friendly Lollipops Series will celebrate the season with "Here Comes Santa Claus," an annual concert for families with children ages 5-12. The concert will feature symphonic holiday favorites from around the world and a special visit from Santa Claus.
Associate Conductor Vladimir Kulenovic will direct the orchestra in this fun-filled holiday performance also featuring Utah Opera Resident Artist Andrew Penning (Tenor), Saturday, December 22 at 11 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in Abravanel Hall.
This festive concert will highlight tunes such as "Song of the Bells," "We Wish You a Merry Christmas" and excerpts from "The Nutcracker Suite." Penning will join the orchestra for tunes such as "Let it Snow," "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" and "White Christmas."
Lobby activities for young children will be offered prior to each performance, and Santa Claus will also be in the lobby to consider any last minute requests from eager children. Audience members are also invited to bring their own bells to jingle for a sing-along portion of the performance.
Single tickets for the performances range from $6 to $20 and can be purchased by calling (801) 355-ARTS (2787), in person at the Abravanel Hall ticket office (123 W. South Temple) or by visiting www.utahsymphony.org. Season ticket holders and those desiring group discounts should call (801) 533-NOTE (6683). All ticket prices are subject to change and availability, and will increase $2 when purchased on the day of the performance.