Bay Philharmonic is excited to announce A Holiday Spectacular on Sunday, December 17, at their new premier venue, Chabot College Performing Arts Center in Hayward, CA. Celebrate the holiday season in joy, gratitude, and inspiration. This heartwarming and inspiring tradition, Bay Phil's A Holiday Spectacular, will be a stocking full of notable guest artists singing and dancing to some of the most beautiful and uplifting holiday music. Bay Philharmonic's artistic director and conductor Jung-Ho Pak will lead a multi-media, multi-sensory, and multi-genre extravaganza of rich, diverse cultures and traditions from around the world with notable performances by soprano Erica Gabriel, vocalist and harpist Deanna Loveland, jazz pianist Steve Pietkiewicz, Ballet Folklórico México Danza, the San Francisco Girls Chorus, Yoko's Academy of Dance and Performing Arts Group along with the entertaining 50-piece Bay Philharmonic.
"We are pulling out all the bells and whistles to bring you an extraordinary celebration you won't soon forget, says Jung-Ho Pak. “with tremendous variety in music from pop to classical, dancing from ballet to cultural, multi-media visuals, an ‘Awe Shucks’ tribute to A Charlie Brown Christmas, plus festive holiday décor and drinks, and even a visit from Santa Claus. The entire family will be highly entertained and make A Holiday Spectacular their annual tradition."
Adding to the fun, Asian-inspired and East Bay-based Dokkaebier will bring their unique collection of craft beer to the festivities. Dokkaebier is the leading craft brewery inspired by Asian-inspired ingredients and aims to refresh the soul and bridge cultures through a one-of-a-kind drinking experience.
Bay Philharmonic has taken on a new direction with renowned and esteemed Artistic Director and Conductor Jung-Ho Pak. The New York Times describes him as a conductor who "radiates enthusiasm" and the LA Times as "a real grabber," Jung-Ho Pak is known for his unique approach and vision for symphonic music. Pak brings over 35 years of experience conducting acclaimed professional and conservatory orchestras worldwide. As with every show, Pak will infuse his style of creativity, knowledge, connections, passion, and enthusiastic conversational personality.
Individual show tickets are $25 to $67 and are available on the Bay Philharmonic website, BayPhil.org.
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