West Coast classical

Valley Press Staff Report

The Palmdale Playhouse will conclude its 2018 Holiday Experience on a musical note with three very special performances by West Coast Classical.

The West Coast Classical Adagio String Orchestra, Prelude Strings Orchestra and Jazz Improvisation will present a Holiday Celebration at 7:30 p.m.,Dec. 13. This joyous family-friendly program will be filled with holiday music favorites with a jazzy Christmas sound. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

Next on tap, the West Coast Classical Flute Choir, Wind Ensemble, Encore Strings Orchestra and Chamber orchestra will present “Making Spirits Bright” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 14. This concert of familiar holiday tunes will delight audiences with “Winter Wonderland,” “I’ll be Home for Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman” and “Rudolph, the Red-Nose Reindeer.”

Also, a unique offering for the season, “First Suite in Eb,” by British composer Gustav Holst, is a lyrical melody reminiscent of British folk music. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

Wrapping things up is “Sounds of the Holidays” at 7:30 p.m., Dec. 15. West Coast Classical Concert and Symphonic Orchestras will present a concert full of holiday spirit and favorite holiday classics. Featured pieces include Brahms’ “Symphony No. 2,” Beethoven’s pastoral “Symphony No. 6,” “Nabucco” by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi and Tchaikovsky’s “Canzonetta,” featuring Perseus Tong as violin soloist. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors and children 12 and younger.

Tickets for all Palmdale Playhouse events may be purchased online at www.PalmdalePlayhouse.com, or two hours before each show, at the box office, 38334 10th St. East. For details, call 661-267-5684.

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