Atlanta is bustling this holiday season with great things to hear. At Atlanta Hearing Doctor, we work with you to reconnect you to the sounds you’ve been missing. This holiday season is a great opportunity for you to go out with your loved ones and enjoy the festive sounds of the city. There’s something for everyone, and with so much to choose from, we’ve selected some of our favorites.
Holiday Concerts at the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, various dates in December
Christmas with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra was begun by Robert Shaw, Music Director, many years ago and is a favorite for Atlanta families during the holiday season. With three shows over two days, December 9 and 10, be sure to catch the festive collaboration between the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus, the Morehouse College Glee Club, and the Gwinnett Young Singers, under the direction of Norman Mackenzie. This event is held at the Atlanta Symphony Hall at the Woodruff Arts Center.
Messiah with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Chorus at UGA takes place on December 21, at the Hugh Hodgson Concert Hall at the University of Georgia. This classic work by Handel opens with two pieces by Mozart (Regina coeli and Exsultate, jubilate). This performance features Jeanine De Bique (soprano), Magdalena Wor (mezzo-soprano), Grant Knox (tenor), Gerard Sundberg (baritone), along with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chamber Chorus. Get your tickets for this event soon – they’re selling out fast!
If classical music isn’t your thing for the holidays, then check out a totally different show from the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra: Home Free’s A Country Christmas 2017. With new music and new production, Home Free will play at the Atlanta Symphony Hall on Saturday, December 23. With hits from last year’s Christmas tour as well as pop favorites from Shakira and country classics from Johnny Cash, this is an energetic festive concert. Get your tickets here.
To ring in the new year, join assistant conductor Stephen Mulligan with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra for a New Year’s concert on December 31. More information can be found here.
A Christmas Carol, Alliance Theatre, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, through December 24
Running through Christmas Eve, the Alliance Theatre presents A Christmas Carol, the classic Charles Dickens tale about how it’s never too late to make positive changes to your life. Follow the journey of Ebenezer Scrooge as he travels through different timelines, with his old partner Jacob Marley and the Ghosts of Christmas Past, Present, and future, all the while learning the true meaning of Christmas. The Alliance Theatre production includes beautiful live music and an all-star Atlanta Cast. Get your tickets here.
The Snow Queen, Serenbe Playhouse, through December 30
Most kids these days know Frozen, but are they familiar with the classic Hans Christian Andersen tale that inspired it? The Snow Queen is a magical story of how love conquers all. Gerda’s brother, Kai, is kidnapped by the Snow Queen and she must save him before her icy spirit takes over his heart. This beautiful adaptation by the Serenbe Playhouse includes a celebratory snowfall! (Note: this is a traveling performance without seating; chairs can be requested through the box-office.) Several performances are available with American Sign Language interpretation. Learn more here.
The Nutcracker, Atlanta Ballet, Fox Theatre, through December 28
If the Atlanta Ballet’s version of The Nutcracker has long been family tradition, this is your last year to see it in this iteration! Come 2018, the Atlanta Ballet debuts a brand-new adaptation of the classic holiday fairy-tale. With original music from Tchaikovsky, this whimsical tale of Clara, the Nutcracker, and the Mouse King comes to life for fans young and old. Get your tickets soon!
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, Center for Puppetry Arts, through December 31
The classic Christmas tale of Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is a favorite across generations. Sure, you’ll always have the wonderful Claymation movie to watch – but why not catch this story live with puppets? Atlanta’s Center for Puppetry Arts is a unique cultural treasure, a magical space where children and adults are educated, enlightened and entertained. And what better time than Christmas to learn the heart-warming lesson of finding your place, despite your differences. The highly-anticipated show features handmade puppets that take over 6 months to produce! The show runs through December 31; get your tickets here.
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From our team at Atlanta Hearing Doctor, we wish you and your loved ones a happy and healthy holiday season. To stay connected to the sounds of your life, visit us for a comprehensive hearing exam.