Philharmonic and USO partner for a new military appreciation holiday tradition

Elizabeth Howe
December 03, 2018 - 1:24 pm

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More than 50 military families will be honored at the Music Center at Strathmore's Holiday Pops concert performed by the National Philharmonic. The start of a new tradition, the concert will be conducted by Victoria Gau and will feature Helen Hayes Award-winning actress and soprano Iyona Black and members of the National Philharmonic Chorale.

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“The USO-Metro partnership is not only rewarding, but so important to share the holiday spirit with many of our military families,” said Leanne Ferfolia, President of the National Philharmonic. The Philharmonic wants to give the gift of music and also show these families that we care and are blessed by their gift of freedom to us. A portion of every ticket will go to USO-Metro military families and I hope the community will come out to support them by attending.”

The concert will include a mix of orchestral holiday favorites, seasonal solos by Ms. Blake, and carols and classic holiday tunes. For more information and to purchase tickets visit the Strathmore website.