EDMONDS — Cascade Symphony Orchestra’s Holiday Pops concert — which will be performed Sunday and Monday evenings — features the talents of soprano Kristin Vogel.
Originally from Texas, Vogel earned her master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and is completing her doctorate at the University of Washington.
During the coming Utah Festival Opera season, she will perform the title role in “Madama Butterfly.” She has performed with opera companies across the country and in Austria.
Vogel joins the orchestra for arias and Christmas carols, including “O Holy Night.”
The program, conducted by Michael Miropolsky, includes John Wasson’s Festival Fanfare for Christmas, Three Dances by Smetana from “The Bartered Bride” and arrangements of “White Christmas,” “Let it Snow” and “The Christmas Song.”
Other pieces include those by Johann Strauss, Leroy Anderson, Irving Berlin and Franz Lehar.
A medley titled Christmas at the Movies will include music from “Home Alone,” “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” “Miracle on 34th Street,” “The Polar Express” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
As part of its commitment to support young musicians, Cascade Symphony continues its Gold Medal program for talented high school students. Eight selected students from the Edmonds School District will join the orchestra for the second half of the Sunday performance.
Cascade Symphony Orchestra
Holiday Pops concert, 7:30 p.m. Dec. 10 and 11, Edmonds Center for the Arts, 410 Fourth Ave. N. KING-FM’s Dave Beck offers insights into the music on the program, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets are $27 general, $22 for seniors, $15 for students with ID and $10 for children. Season tickets for the rest of the 2017-2018 season can still be ordered at this concert.
The orchestra urges patrons to return any tickets they will not use to the ECA box office. Even though a concert is “sold out,” returned tickets do become available, even at the door. Please call the ECA at 425-275-9595 or arrive at 6:15 p.m. on concert night and sign the wait list at the CSO table in the lobby.
More about the orchestra is at cascadesymphony.org.