Reporting Christie Ileto
BALTIMORE (WJZ) – The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is bringing back its mega Christmas show. The BSO is teaming up with a Broadway star to ring in the holiday celebrations this year.
Christie Ileto has more on the holiday performance.
It’s a holiday classic mixed with Broadway star power for what event organizers are calling a perfect holiday special.
“When I sing with an orchestra, it takes it to a whole new level,” said Daniel Narducci.
That’s the feeling Broadway star and classically trained singer Daniel Narducci says he gets when he’s standing on the stage of the Meyerhoff in downtown Baltimore. And he’s hoping you will, too.
“They can expect to be put into the holiday spirit immediately,” said Narducci.
Narducci, the BSO and Baltimore Choral Arts Society are getting in sync to perform the season’s best known tunes and sing-a-long carols for the annual Holiday Pops concert.
His favorite tune?
“‘Go Tell It On The Mountain’ has a mixture of chorus singing and then it gets into this rock gospel feel,” said Narducci.
It’s a holiday treat that’s much different from last year’s Cirque de la Symphonie.
“This year we wanted to do something completely different,” said Matthew Spivey, V.P. Artistic Operations.
The biggest change about this year’s performance is less theatrics and more music.
“It’s all about the music, and showing the BSO in its full capacity,” said Spivey. “It’s kind of the comfort food of holiday concerts.”
Combined with Narducci’s deep baritone voice and the symphony’s powerful sounds, event organizers say you’ll be humming carols on your way out of the theater.
Performances start Wednesday at Strathmore Hall in Rockville, and there’s several other performances over the weekend in Baltimore.