Pittsburgh Symphony Brings Holiday Pops to New Castle

NEW CASTLE, Pa. – Pittsburgh native Chris Jamison, finalist on TV’s “The Voice,” will perform at the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra’s 8 p.m.Dec. 18 concert at the Scottish Rite Cathedral here.

Daniel Meyer, former symphony resident conductor, returns to lead the orchestra and a sleigh full of guest artists in favorite carols, cherished holiday tunes, seasonal orchestral pieces and a Christmas carol sing-along.

Singer-songwriter Jamison will join the orchestra to perform “Georgia on My Mind,” a song he sang on the “The Voice,” “This Christmas” and an original song. Returning to perform in this concert is Beaver Falls native Vanessa Campagna, a young singer who first rose to prominence at 10 years old on CBS’ “Star Search” and now performs and records in Nashville, Tenn. Other guests for this holiday extravaganza include returning favorite Christopher Sanders and a jazz trio of Pittsburgh Symphony musicians: Harold Smoliar, piano; Jeffrey Grubbs, bass; and Andrew Reamer, percussion.

The concert is sponsored by UPMC Horizon.

Tickets to Holiday Pops range from $16 to $59. This season, all concerts in this series will be presented without intermission, ending about 9:30 p.m. These concerts also feature a buy-one-adult-ticket, get-one-child-ticket-free offer (phone or in-person orders only).

The 0rchestra will bring its portable box office to the Cathedral on Dec. 9 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Patrons who purchase tickets in person that day will receive 20% off the ticket price.

Subscriptions and single tickets are on sale now. Tickets are available at the Heinz Hall box office, by calling 412 392 4900 or at pittsburghsymphony.org/src.

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