Be a part of the tradition—celebrate the season with The Philadelphia Orchestra’s holiday concerts
Generations of music lovers have made The Philadelphia Orchestra part of their holiday celebrations. This December the Orchestra’s holiday concerts are once again a destination for listeners who want to experience the sublime sounds of the season performed by the Fabulous Philadelphians. The festivities kick-off with a performance of Handel’s Messiah, an audience favorite since the composer’s time, which returns for its 49th annual outing by the Orchestra (December 13). The Glorious Sound of Christmas, first introduced as a best-selling album in 1962, continues to delight today on compact disc and as a trio of exciting concerts (December 17-19). The holiday season culminates with the Orchestra’s annual New Year’s Eve Concert featuring Broadway and television star Audra McDonald (December 31). Tickets for selected holiday concerts start at $18.