CSO Celebrates the Season

Monday, December 15, 2008

Young children can sing to their favorite Christmas carols and grown ups will discover holiday magic when the Carroll Symphony Orchestra presents “Christmas with the CSO” on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.

Young children can sing to their favorite Christmas carols and grown ups will discover holiday magic when the Carroll Symphony Orchestra presents “Christmas with the CSO” on Thursday, Dec. 18, at 7:30 p.m. at the Townsend Center for the Performing Arts.Sponsored by the CSO Foundation, the 50-member symphony orchestra returns to the University of West Georgia campus with its gift of holiday favorites. Guest artists include Julie Lowry, Larry Frazier, Tommy Cox and Kate Griffin. Terry Lowry will be conducting the community orchestra.

“This program was selected in the hope that the music will ignite the flames of wonder and mystery in the hearts of the audience,” said Lowry. “In hopes that the music will allow faith, poetry, love and romance to push aside that curtain and view the supernal beauty and glory of all the wonders unseen and unseeable in the world.”

From the holiday classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” to sacred hymns and sing-along songs, this is a musical event to enjoy and make a holiday tradition.

As a special treat, the CSO will present a staged reading of “Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Claus,” the famous 1897 New York Sun editorial set to music. Come support Carroll County’s only professional orchestra.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, $10 for UWG students with ID and $8 for children. Box Office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and one hour before the show. Available tickets will be sold at the door on the evening of the performance.

Ticket subscription packages are available at a discounted price for three or more shows. To reserve tickets for the show, call 678-839-4722.