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    Diablo Symphony Celebrates the Holidays with Fratello Marionettes


    Date(s) - 12/11/2021
    2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

    Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church


    Join the Diablo Symphony Orchestra on December 11 at 2:00 p.m. at Walnut Creek Presbyterian Church to celebrate the holidays in style with the Fratello Marionettes and guest violinist Grace Huh. Suitable for the whole family, the program promises to  engage audience members of all ages in a varied selection of holiday music, including Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s “Christmas Overture” as well as Hanukkah and Christmas favorites. Grace Huh, 2019-20 Diablo Symphony Yen Lian Young Artist Competition winner and current student in the Columbia University-Juilliard School Exchange, joins forces with the orchestra in Sibelius’ wintery and exquisite Violin Concerto in D minor. The concert concludes with a wintery journey lead by a colorful cast of marionettes performing to excerpts from “The Nutcracker Suite” by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, and the “Dance of the Tumblers” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov. Marionette builders and puppeteers Kevin Menegus and Samantha Lake have frequently collaborated with local symphony orchestras to produce performances blending live classical music with the storytelling art of puppetry.

    Admission is $35 for adults 18 and above, and $10 for youth 13-17; free for children ages 12 and under, although they must have a ticket to receive a seat. Tickets will also be available at the door.

    All attendees must present proof of full vaccination for admittance. Masks must be worn by everyone two years and older when inside the venue, including during the concert.

    For information about the orchestra and its concerts and activities, visit the DSO’s website at www.diablosymphony.org.

    Season Sponsor: Patrick and Shirley Campbell Foundation

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