Orchestra’s Holiday Concert Includes Songs From Stage, Screen
SONGS OF THE SEASON: Broadway singer Janet Dacal is guest artist with the Princeton Symphony Orchestra at its annual Holiday POPS! Concert, which is conducted by Rossen Milanov and also features the Princeton High School Choir.
The Princeton Symphony Orchestra (PSO) holds its Holiday POPS! Concert, featuring Broadway singer Janet Dacal (In the Heights, Prince of Broadway, Wonderland, The Band’s Visit–National Tour), on December 17 at 3 and 6 p.m. in Richardson Auditorium. PSO Music Director Rossen Milanov conducts.
Dacal performs songs from the stage and screen, while the Princeton High School Choir adds its voices to traditional carols. Orchestral pieces include Nigel Hess’ A Christmas Overture, music from Engelbert Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, and Leroy Anderson’s A Christmas Festival and Sleigh Ride.
Los Angeles native Dacal began her musical career under the wing of Grammy winning artist Gloria Estefan, recording background vocals on a number of her albums. She is currently starring as Dina in the National Tour of the The Band’s Visit. She has starred in several Broadway productions, most recently Prince of Broadway, directed by Harold Prince. She has also appeared in Evita, Kiss of The Spiderwoman, and In the Heights.
The Princeton High School Choir has performed extensively in North America and Europe. One of five performing ensembles, the 85 members of the choir are selected after auditions of nearly 250 voices in the high school’s choral program.
Tickets for Holiday POPS range from $20-$80; Youths 5-17 receive a 50% discount with an adult purchase. Visit princetonsymphony.org or call (609) 497-0020.