Annual Holiday Concert to Feature Traditional Favorites and Fresh New Works

OWENSBORO, KY  – Celebrate the music of the holiday season in extravagant style on Saturday evening, December 14, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in Cannon Hall as Troy Quinn and the Owensboro Symphony pull out all the stops to make spirits bright. The holiday program will feature some of the most spectacular sounds of the season.

One of the best Symphony Choruses in the state is right here in Owensboro and these merry ladies and gentlemen will lend their superb vocalism to the festivities. Also joining the Symphony and Symphony Chorus will be members of the Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra.

“Troy Quinn, the Symphony and all of our special guests are sure to warm hearts and put the audience in a very merry holiday mood,” said Gwyn Payne, Deputy CEO of the Owensboro Symphony. “We have programmed an evening of holiday music that will thrill audience members of every age. This is one of the regions favorite holiday family events and tickets sell quickly.”

Concert attendees are encouraged to join Troy Quinn in Cannon Hall from 6:15 to 6:40 p.m. for a special pre-concert conversation about the Holiday Pops performance.  This program, designed to enhance the concert experience, will provide insights into the music and music-makers performing on the program – go Behind the Music with Troy Quinn!



arr. Don Sebesky   |   A Christmas Scherzo

Traditional , arr. Harris   |   Good King Wenceslas

Victor Herbert   |   March of the Toys from Babes in Toyland

Piotr Tchaikovsky   |   Overture from The Nutcracker
Trepak from The Nutcracker Suite

Danny Elfman   |   Ice Dance from Edward Scissorhands

Georges Bizet   |   Farandole from L’Arlesienne Suite No. 2

Alan Silvestri, arr.Ballard   |   God Bless Us Everyone from A Christmas Carol

Trans-Siberian Orchestra   |   Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24

Traditional, arr. Dragon   |   Oh Tannenbaum (O Christmas Tree)

Leroy Anderson   |   Sleigh Ride

Alan Silvestri/Glenn Ballard   |   Suite from Polar Express

Leroy Anderson   |   A Christmas Festival

Traditional, arr. Fry   |   O Holy Night



Dennis Jewett, Director

The Owensboro Symphony Chorus is a group of approximately 80 students, college faculty, and members of the community. The ensemble is under the direction of Dennis Jewett, Kentucky Wesleyan College Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music. The Symphony Chorus is an all-volunteer ensemble that meets once a week and generally performs at least once during each academic semester.


Tom Stites, Conductor 

The Owensboro Symphony Youth Orchestra, founded in 1968, is a full symphonic ensemble comprised of approximately 60 young musicians drawn from communities throughout Western Kentucky and Southern Indiana. The Youth Orchestra provides serious young music students of high school age  with a unique pre-professional orchestral training experience. The Youth Orchestra is under the direction of Tom Stites, Coordinator of Fine Arts for the Owensboro Public Schools.



 Home for the Holidays is sponsored

Aleris became one of the Owensboro Symphony’s first Corporate Concert Sponsors when the sponsorship program was first introduced in 1985. Aleris and the Owensboro Symphony Orchestra have proudly worked together over the years to bring wonderful performances to local audiences.


Additional Support provided by:


Riley and John Hess



Tickets for the Owensboro Symphony’s December Holiday concert range from 46.50 to $55.50 (includes handling fee). Student tickets are $15 each. Tickets can be purchased by calling 270-687-2770 or through the RiverPark Center Box Office, located at 101 Daviess Street. The box office is open from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday,10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Saturday. The box office re-opens at 5:30 p.m. prior to the 7:00 p.m. performance.