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A Swingin' Holiday Celebration


Friday, December 8, 2017 8:00PM
Mead Theatre - Schuster Center

A Swingin' Holiday Celebration
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PATRICK REYNOLDS conductor
DAYTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA

The Christmas season has many moods . . . from sacred and traditional to young-at-heart and popular. For tonight, however, the focus is on Swing: those catchy rhythms that the hippest of the hip use to make everything, including the holidays, just a little more cool. Conductor Patrick Reynolds and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra have chosen the crème de la crème of swingin’ holiday classics. Some of the tunes that will sparkle through the evening include “Baby It’s Cold Outside,” “The Christmas Song,” “Sleigh Ride,” and “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.” It’s a night full of Mel Tormé, Johnny Mercer, Vince Guaraldi, and Duke Ellington—as the DPO performs his arrangement of “The Nutcracker Suite.”

“Christmas time is here, Happiness and cheer, Fun for all that children call Their favorite time of year.” . . . Start your holiday season in the swing spirit!