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posted: 12/11/2012 2:42 PM

Get in the holiday spirit with ESO's 'Let It Snow!'

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  • Pianist and audience favorite Rich Ridenour returns to perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 15-16.

      Pianist and audience favorite Rich Ridenour returns to perform with the Elgin Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 15-16.
    Courtesy of ESO

  • "Seattle's littlest diva," Rachel DeShon, will bring her powerful soprano voice to holiday classics during the "Let It Snow!" holiday concerts Dec. 15-16.

      "Seattle's littlest diva," Rachel DeShon, will bring her powerful soprano voice to holiday classics during the "Let It Snow!" holiday concerts Dec. 15-16.
    Courtesy of ESO

 
Submitted by Elgin Symphony Orchestra

On Saturday, Dec. 15 and Sunday, Dec. 16, the Elgin Symphony Orchestra will present "Let It Snow!"

The magical holiday concert will feature favorites like "Carol of the Bells," "O Holy Night" and portions of the "Nutcracker."

There will even be a sing-along of family favorites ending with "Silent Night."

The family friendly event will include a photographer in the lobby for family photos, festive balloon sculptures, holiday decorations, and a surprise visit from the North Pole!

The ESO will host "Seattle's littlest Diva," Rachel DeShon, as she brings her powerful soprano voice to classics like "O Holy Night" and "My Favorite Things." Rich Ridenour returns to Elgin to delight patrons on the piano.

The Elgin Choral Union, Elgin Children's Chorus and Midwest Dance Collective will join the Elgin Symphony Orchestra onstage for this spectacular event.

The event is sponsored by W.R. Meadows, Lamp Incorporated, ComEd, S.E. Ainsworth and Four Sons, Hoffer Foundation, Wells Fargo Advisors and James Harvey Photography.

On Saturday, Dec. 15, there will be two concerts at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. The concert on Sunday, Dec. 16, will be at 2:30 p.m. and is almost sold out.

All performances will be at the Hemmens Cultural Center, 45 Symphony Way in downtown Elgin. Tickets start at $26 and can be purchased through the ESO Box Office at (847) 888-4000 or online at elginsymphony.org.

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