The N.C. Symphony will perform its annual Holiday Pops concert on Dec. 11 at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro.

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The N.C. Symphony will perform its annual Holiday Pops concert on Dec. 11 at Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro.

N.C. Symphony to perform annual Holiday Pops concert at ECC

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The N.C. Symphony is coming to town. The symphony will bring beloved holiday music back to Tarboro with Holiday Pops, a tradition that has become a favorite across the state.

Led by Symphony Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, the concert takes place at 8 p.m. Dec. 11 in Keihin Auditorium on the campus of Edgecombe Community College in Tarboro. The state’s premier orchestra will present treasured celebrations of the season, beginning with “Christmas Overture” by Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, followed by a beautiful arrangement of a holiday classic titled “Fantasia on Greensleeves.”

The program also features orchestral holiday classics with a piece from the beloved Tchaikovsky ballet, The Nutcracker, as well as Dance of the Tumblers from Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Snow Maiden. The N.C. Symphony’s own Terry Mizesko’s composition “Maoz Tsur” from A Chanukah Celebration will ring out, and the full orchestra takes the audience on a wonderful ride with “Christmas Fantasy for Orchestra.”

“The North Carolina Symphony celebrates the holidays so perfectly,” said Eric Greene, ECC cultural director. “Our community is very fortunate to have this incredible orchestra pay a visit to help get us into the spirit of the season.”

Audiences can sing familiar favorite songs along with the orchestra, including “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas,” “Silver Bells,” and “Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire.” There’s no need to remember all the words - song sheets will be provided!

Tickets to the Holiday Pops concert at Edgecombe Community College are $20 for adults and $5 for students of all ages. Tickets are available through the Edgecombe Community College Box Office at 252.823.5166, ext. 187.

The sponsor for the Holiday Pops concert at Edgecombe Community College is Southern Bank.