SoNA holiday performances set for this weekend

(Courtesy, SoNA)

‘Tis the season for holiday shows.

Local symphony orchestra SoNA will perform their annual Christmas shows, including two performances of their holiday concert along with the return of their family-oriented show The Snowman on Dec. 10-11 this weekend.

The holiday shows kick off on Saturday, Dec. 10 with A Very SoNA Christmas performances set for 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Walton Arts Center. The show, created to “celebrate the beauty and magic of the season with a mix of holiday favorites,” will feature a collaboration with SoNA Singers, UA Inspirational Chorale, and guest soloist Lenora Green-Turner.

In addition, the orchestra will perform a live score to the holiday classic animated film The Snowman at 2 p.m. on Sunday, also at Walton Arts Center.

“All of us remember what it was like as a child to wish that our favorite toys or stuffed animals would come to life, in fact to believe they would!” said SoNA music director Paul Haas. “This silent film — accompanied by an extraordinary score for virtuosic orchestra — brings that magical thought alive in a way that captivates both young and old alike.”

Tickets to A Very SoNA Christmas range from $36-$60, and tickets to The Snowman: A Family Concert are $10.

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