November 15, 2016 10:45AM
The Southeast Kansas Symphony kicks off the holiday season at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 18, with a family-friendly concert in the Bicknell Family Center for the Arts that is designed to involve the audience. The symphony, under the direction of Raúl A. Munguía, professor of violin and viola and director of orchestras, will be joined by tenor José Ortega and the PSU Chorale.
The program includes arrangements of cherished traditional Christmas songs, an audience sing-along, opera arias, selections from “The Nutcracker,” Handel's “Messiah,” and many other famous works made popular by the Boston Pops Orchestra. The guest conductor will be Craig Fuchs.
José Ortega, is a Mexican tenor discovered by maestro Plácido Domingo in 2008 at the Théâtre du Châtelet de París. He has performed around the world with Domingo in some of the most prestigious opera houses.
The PSU Chorale will perform two selections from Handel’s “Messiah:” “The Glory of God” and “Hallelujah.” They will also lead the audience on the sing-along selections.
Tickets for the concert range from $5 to $12. Discounts are available for PSU students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available at the PSU Ticket Office, 1701 S. Homer, or at the door the evening of the concert.