Hickory – Kick off the holiday season once again with Western Piedmont Symphony’s Holiday Pops! Under the direction of Music Director and Conductor, Matthew Troy, the award-winning Western Piedmont Symphony will perform many of your holiday favorites, including selections from The Nutcracker, Sleigh Ride and many more. There will be two opportunities to catch this concert on Saturday, November 23; at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Both concerts will be held in the Drendel Auditorium on the SALT Block.

This performance will feature Soprano Megan Cleaveland, whose work with Opera Carolina has received critical acclaim. In addition, students from Hickory Ballet & Performing Arts will immerse the audience with dance. And, of course, Santa Claus would not miss celebrating this wonderful season with the Symphony. Holiday concessions will also be available.

An Instrument Petting Zoo, where kids can get an up-close look at symphony instruments, will be held at 2:00 p.m. in the Moretz Boardroom before the concert.

Ticket prices are $20/Adult. One child will be admitted FREE with each paying adult. For more information and to purchase tickets please visit WPSymphony.org/Tickets; the WPS Box Office from 10a.m. – 4p.m. (M-F); email [email protected], or call 828.324.8603. Get your tickets now for this wonderful event for the whole family!

WPS is a grant recipient of the North Carolina Arts Council and a funded affiliate of the United Arts Council of Catawba County. Business offices are located on the SALT Block at 243 Third Avenue NE, Hickory. Office hours are 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Visit the Symphony’s website at www.wpsymphony.org or contact them at 828.324.8603 or [email protected].

Megan Cleaveland