Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Symphony Hails Holiday.

Byline: Donna Redman For the Journal

* Orchestra known for bringing love of music into classrooms statewide

Valencia County residents will be treated to a Christmas concert Friday by the Symphony Orchestra of Albuquerque at the Los Lunas High School auditorium.

The performance begins at 7:30 p.m.

The six movements that make up the Christmas portion of Handel's "Messiah," four movements from Tchaikovsky's "Nutcracker Suite" and other Christmas favorites are on the program. The "Ave Maria" will be performed with harp and a solo soprano, said Charles McDaniel, orchestra founder and producer. The program is scheduled to last a little over an hour and a half, he said. …

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