I haven’t been a holiday person… ever. But this year, I’m on a mission to not be the Grinch. I’m having a bit of a hard time getting into it though, so when my boss offered up a few tickets to the N.C. Symphony Holiday Pops performance on Sunday, I figured what the hell. I have nothing better to do, and inevitably I can scrounge up a girlfriend to go with.
- Crappy phone picture
So Sunday afternoon, my friend and I donned dresses we’ve been itching to try out, and headed to Northside High School where the symphony put us in the holiday spirit. Don’t get me wrong, there were a couple slow moving numbers that also put me to sleep, but for the most part the performance was enjoyable and festive. Unfortunately, I didn’t recognize a thing until the last number which was a compilation of various popular holiday favorites.
As my friend put it, she felt more more worldly after going. And while I definitely agree, I also felt like maybe this year Christmas carols wouldn’t make me want to break out a shot gun.
So if you’re looking for a way to get in the holiday spirit, check out one of the following shows led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry:
- Kinston High School Performing Arts Center in Kinston on Friday, Dec. 9 at 8 p.m.
- The Roanoke Rapids Theatre in Roanoke Rapids on Saturday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m.
- Kenan Auditorium at UNC-Wilmington on Tuesday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m.
- Keihin Auditorium in Tarboro on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 8 p.m.
- New Bern Riverfront Convention Center in New Bern on Thursday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m.