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Sudbury Symphony’s ‘Santa Cruise’ holiday concert coming up

Josh Wood of Timmins is the guest conductor for the show
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Josh Wood of Timmins is the guest conductor of Sudbury Symphony Orchestra’s upcoming “Santa Cruise” concert.

Sudbury Symphony Orchestra presents its seasonal spectacular on November 26.

After a sold-out season opener, at the Sudbury Theatre Centre auditorium, SSO returns to Laurentian University’s Fraser Auditorium with “Santa Cruise” (Winter Scenes and Christmas Dreams). Curtain time is 7:30 p.m.

“We are inviting the musicians and the audience to let us know which venue they prefer as we experiment a bit this season,” said executive director Jennifer Grant, in a press release.

The concert features Sudbury soprano Pamela Teed as soloist in a bouquet of pieces from Handel to Faure.

You will hear Dances by Rimsky Korsakov and Tchaikovsky, Engelbert Humperdink’s famous prayer, a fanfare by Northern Canadian, Andrew Balfour, and all of those other holiday treats that you have come to expect.

SSO will give you all of the bells and bombast of the season live, for you, on the stage.

Sudbury Symphony will be welcoming Josh Wood as guest conductor for this show. Coming to us from his home in Timmins, Wood knows what the northern audience wants to hear at this time of year.

Join Wood for a pre-concert talk at 6:15 p.m. in the lobby.

SSO is also pleased to announce that it will be offering for sale a Seasonal Symphony Package just in time for holiday gift giving. 

The package includes an exact copy of page one of the original jazz composition written especially for the orchestra by Sudbury native Christian Overton, along with a pair of prime tickets to the concert where it will have its world premiere, "Jazz on the Rocks," in May 2023. This limited-edition package will be on sale beginning on November 26. It's a one-of-a-kind gift of a musical experience as well as a way of supporting the arts and your community.

Tickets are available online here.