For Immediate Release
Contact: Audrey Alessi
Symphony NH Holiday Pops with Americana Band Act of Congress, Free Youth Tickets, Family-Friendly Start Times
NASHUA N.H.— Warm your heart with yuletide cheer this holiday season as Americana band Act of Congress joins Symphony NH for Holiday Pops on Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 pm in Nashua and Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm in Concord. Guest conducted by Joseph R. Olefirowicz, this performance celebrates your favorite carols and introduces a new take on the classics. This concert for all ages is even topped off with a special visitor from the North Pole.
Sing along as the orchestra performs the classics, Act of Congress presents their original work, and enjoy the collaboration as the two unite for a one-of-a-kind festive celebration. What NPR calls “one of the freshest sounding, exuberant bands in all of the known acoustic universe,” internationally touring Act of Congress joins the orchestra to bring an Americana flare to holiday favorites.
Act of Congress is consistently voted one of the “Must See Live Acts of Alabama,” completing five tours as U.S. Cultural Ambassador. Currently performing original music at live venues, festivals, and national symphonies including four performances with the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Act of Congress has also played back up to country music star Sara Evans and American Idol winner Taylor Hicks. They have released two full length albums, two acclaimed Christmas EPs, a live CD/DVD and the documentary “A Week in the Life.”
You may know Guest Conductor Joseph R. Olefirowicz from his work locally as Artistic Director of the First Music Concert Series and Minister of Music of the First Church in Nashua, but he can be recognized for his symphonic work worldwide. He has appeared at the Munich Philharmonic, Berlin State Opera Unter den Linden, Russian National Symphony, Springfield Symphony Hall and more. In 2018 he will guest conduct with the Vienna Volksopera for his 11th season, which features a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel and will revive his award-winning production of Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd.
So make your list and check it twice for Symphony NH’s performances of Holiday Pops. With tickets starting at $18, free tickets for children ages 15 and under, and family friendly start times, this is a concert of exceptional live music for all to enjoy. Saturday, December 9 at 7:30 pm at Keefe Center for the Arts at 117 Elm Street in Nashua and Sunday, December 10 at 3 pm at Concord City Auditorium 2 Prince Street in Concord. Audience members can bring non-perishable food and pantry items to the concert and receive 10% off future concert tickets all in support of the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter and The Friendly Kitchen in Concord. Use this outing as an early gift for family or friends. Tickets range from $18-$49 with senior, student, and group discounts available. For more information visit www.symphonynh.org or call (603) 595-9156.