The Paducah Symphony Orchestra and Choruses are performing their annual Christmas concert, ‘A Holiday Celebration’ this Saturday, December 9, 7:30 pm at the Carson Center.
The program will feature holiday favorites such as a “Sleigh Ride” and “The Christmas Song”, as well as some other, more unique selections. The PSO is performing Leroy Anderson’s “The Typewriter” which many will remember from the 1963 film “Who’s Minding the Store?” in which Jerry Lewis comically pantomimes the typewriter part in mid-air. The PSO is thrilled to welcome special guest percussionist Dean Anderson who will play the typewriter Saturday night, like he has before under Boston Pops maestros Arthur Fiedler, John Williams and Keith Lockhart.
Mr. Anderson is the principal percussionist for the Charlotte Symphony Orchestra in Punta Gorda, FL where our very own Maestro Raffaele Ponti serves as Music Director. Before relocating to Florida, Anderson played with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra, Boston Opera Company and other noteworthy ensembles. In addition to his impressive career as a performer, Anderson served as Chair of the Percussion Department at Boston’s Berklee College of Music for 36 years.
This year’s Christmas Concert is one not to miss! A year-after-year sellout, tickets are going fast. Purchase yours today paducahsymphony.org, or call 270-444-0065.
The Paducah Symphony Orchestra is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. The Kentucky Arts Council, the state arts agency, provides operating support to the Paducah Symphony Orchestra with state tax dollars and federal funding from the National Endowment for the Arts