Around Town: Holiday Events!

SC Philharmonic masterworks-2015-02
721 Lady Street, Suite B
803.251.2222
All concerts held at the Koger Center for the Arts, 1051 Greene Street
www.scphilharmonic.com
Stop scrambling for the person who “has everything” and make someone else’s holiday bright (or even your own?) with a Four-Pack: tickets to the season’s last four, big Masterworks Series concerts! It starts off with the January visit from extraordinary double bass star Edgar Meyer, a master collaborator who boasts Grammy Awards and appearances with the biggest stars and orchestras in the world. (January 9 at 7:30PM) Classical meets jazz for a cool February evening, (Feb 6th at 7:30PM) and Sayaka Shoji brings her Stradivarius to “wow” Columbia with a spring-inspired March concert. (March 12 at 7:30PM) Spring’s dark side closes the season in April with Stravinsky’s epic The Rite of Spring. (April 16 at 7:30PM) Prices start at just $70!

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Trans Siberian Orchestra transsiberian
November 20, 2015 | 8PM
Tickets: $72.50, $62.50, $52.50, $42.50, $35.50
Colonial Life Arena | 801 Lincoln Street
1.800.745.3000 or ticketmaster.com for tickets
coloniallifearena.com
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, the story follows the journey of a young runaway who, on Christmas Eve, breaks into an abandoned vaudeville theater seeking shelter from the cold, and the ghostly visions she experiences from that concert hall’s past. “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” features such lasting crowd-pleasers as “Christmas Eve Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” This year’s tour follows the massive success of The 2014 Winter Tour, which grossed more than $51 million in just 52 days, played to nearly 1,000,000 fans. In total, TSO has played in excess of 1,600 shows for more than 11 million fans cementing itself as one of the world’s biggest arena rock acts.

St. Nicholas Festival cookies
December 5, 2015 | 10AM-4PM
Free admission
Holy Apostles Orthodox Church | 724 Buff St.
803.926.8744
www.stnicholasfestival.org
Continuing the tradition started in 2002, there will be ancient Church hymns and Choral Presentations performed by the Holy Apostles Orthodox Choir. Holiday crafts, craft ideas, and artwork will be available for purchase. Russian and Ethiopian food and collectibles, handmade beeswax candles and more! The Russian bells will be ringing! Come hear the wonderful bronze Pyatkov bells, made in Russia. There will be a magic show for kids…and the REAL treat–children will get a chance to visit with the “REAL St. Nicholas”, hear the Christmas story and receive a “golden coin” (chocolate), reminiscent of a famous story of St. Nicholas’ generosity.

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