Songs of the Season: BSO Brings Baltimore ‘Home for the Holidays’

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The “Tap-Dancing Santas” of Baltimore School for the Arts. Image via Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

The holidays are nearly back at the Meyerhoff.

On Dec. 16 and 17, Thomas Wilkins, principal conductor of the Hollywood Bowl, will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra and soprano Alison Buchanan in Home for the Holidaysa program of holiday-themed musical favorites at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall.

Buchanan, a seasoned performer originally from Bedford, England, has been called “a remarkably versatile singer” by The Washington Post, according to her online bio, and dominates the program of holiday favorites. Joining her in concert is the full BSO, with a guest appearance by the Baltimore School for the Arts’ tap-dancing Santas. The two Saturday performances on December 16 will also feature an intermission performance by the Baltimore Symphony Youth Orchestras.

The weekend will also feature some local holiday craft shopping in the lobby of the Meyerhoff, seasonally themed drinks for sale on-site and a chance to visit with Santa Claus himself.

The BSO is dedicating much of December to a full lineup of Holiday programming at the Meyerhoff. In addition to Home for the Holidays, the symphony will present a family concert with an adaptation of A Christmas Carol, an annual performance of Handel’s classic Messiah and a Cirque de la Symphonie Holiday Spectacular, featuring musical adaptations from The Nutcracker, Vivaldi’s The Four Seasons and other classic holiday works.

For tickets and info on the BSO’s calendar of holiday offerings, click here.

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