‘The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration’ Opens Tonight

December 19th, 2019

By Corbin Hirschhorn

Omaha, NE—The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration returns tonight with performances day and night until Sunday, December 22. The stage is alight with a festive mood and talent, including Omaha Symphony members, Broadway singers and dancers, and community performers. Parker Esse has returned to direct and choreograph the annual performance, and Maestro Ernest Richardson will be conducting.

Featuring Conductor, Ernest Richardson

Omaha Symphony’s Christmas Celebration has become a tradition for its performers as much as it is for audiences. Singers, dancers and musicians return each year for this dynamic performance, which features everything from traditional carols to dazzling Broadway scenes and comedy.

This year, there is a sort of show within the show with a new take on Christmas stories.

For guests in the Christmas spirit, the Symphony offers just about every element that can fit on stage.

The Physicians Mutual Omaha Symphony Christmas Celebration opens tonight, December 19 at 7:30pm at the Holland Performing Arts Center. It will run until Sunday the 22 with afternoon and evening performances. In addition to the concert, numerous lobby activities are on offer for children, as well as additional performance by area musicians and students. For more information, visit OmahaSymphony.org.

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