Ilinois Valley Symphony Orchestra Holiday concert
|Princeton High School Auditorium|
|103 Sout Euclid Ave. Princeton, Ilinois|
|Dec 08, 2012|
|4:00 PM - 5:30 AM|
Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra to Perform Holiday Concert
The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra’s holiday concert will feature popular holiday musical selections. The public is invited to join the IVSO on Saturday, December 8 at 4:00pm at Princeton High School Auditorium. The Concert is Sponsored by Season Sponsor Central Radio Group, Heartland Bank & Trust Co. (formerly Citizens First National Bank), City of Princeton, and Princeton Tourism & Visitor Bureau.
Under the direction of IVSO Music Director and Conductor Lucia Matos the highly acclaimed concert will feature many holiday favorites including, Berlin’s White Christmas, A Canadian Brass Christmas, Sleigh Ride by Anderson, Carol of the Bells, and a special narration of “Twas the Night Before Christmas by Princeton Mayor Keith Cain.
Susan Nelson is the concerts guest soloist. A captivating soprano, Ms. Nelson will perform Silent Night, O Little Town of Bethlehem and Bach’s Christmas Cantata 133; Wie Lieblich Klingt…. Ms. Nelson was born and raised in Princeton, Illinois. At Princeton High School, she sang in Concert Choir, Madrigal Singers, and the Ladies’ Ensemble.
Ms. Nelson has been praised by critics for her “full, powerful voice – agile and pliant” as well as her interpretations, called both “sensitive and moving” and “full of life and vigor.” She showcases versatility and vocal beauty in repertoire from Bach and Mozart to verismo and contemporary opera. Ms. Nelson’s concert appearances include performances of Handel’s Messiah, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Mozart’s Requiem and Vesperae solemnes de confessore, Bach’s Magnificat, Rossini’s Stabat Mater, and Schubert’s Mirjams Siegegesang.Ms. Nelson’s busy schedule has also included Estelle in No Exit with Chicago Opera Vanguard, the title role of Rusalka with Opera for the Young, the Mistress in Peter and Paul in the Land of Nod with Chicago Folks Operetta, Micaëla in Carmen with Bowen Park Opera, and Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Opera Illinois.
Tickets available at your local Heartland Bank and Trust Company branch, Princeton Chamber of Commerce, online at IVSO website. www.ivso.org. ,and at the door. Admission: Adult $12.00; Student K-College $5.00 with ID; and Season Subscribers. There is no reserved seating. Princeton High School is handicapped accessible. For more information about the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra go to www.ivso.org. The concert is sponsored in part by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council, a state agency.