Heartland Symphony Orchestra will present its 2019 Winter Concert Series, “A Winter Gathering”, on December 7 at 7:30 p.m. at the Charles D. Martin Auditorium at the Little Falls High School and again on Sunday, December 8 at 2:30 p.m. at the Tornstrom Auditorium in Brainerd.
This concert will be presented in collaboration with The Legacy Chorale of Greater Minnesota. Together they will perform “The Shepherds’ Farewell” from Childhood of Christ by Hector Berlioz, Fantasia on Christmas Carols by Ralph Vaughan Williams, and selections from George Frederic Handel’s Messiah, including “For Unto Us a Child is Born,” “Hallelujah,” and “Worthy is the Lamb that was Slain/Amen.” Guest soloist for these concerts is baritone Nathan Herfindahl.
Each winter for the past few years, Heartland Symphony Orchestra has worked with the students of the Brainerd High School Orchestra to prepare them to play side by side with the HSO. This year, the students will perform “Troika” from Sergei Prokofiev’s Lieutenant Kijé Suite.
The concert will also include a festive selection of music for the holidays including: “A Canadian Brass Christmas”, “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year”, “Winter Wonderland”, “In the Bleak Midwinter”, and “Christmas Festival”.
Conductor, Ryan Webber, will host an informational program 45 minutes prior to each concert. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.HeartlandSymphony.com.