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Irish music sensation CELTIC WOMAN celebrates the holiday season with “Home for Christmas, The Symphony Tour” with a stop in Colorado Wednesday, December 17, 7:30PM at Boettcher Concert Hall, at Denver Center for the Performing Arts. This “one night only” special event in Denver offers an unparalleled musical experience, with the multi-platinum female ensemble performing favorite holiday songs accompanied by the big glorious sound of the Colorado Symphony Orchestra.

Expertly guided by internationally renowned Music Director, Andrew Litton, the world-class Colorado Symphony take on an impressive schedule over the holiday season.
From Thanksgiving weekend through New Year’s Eve they offer traditional favorites and festive collaborations including Handel’s Messiah with the Colorado Symphony Chorus, the annual holiday spectacular A Colorado Christmas, and Too Hot To Handel, a thrilling jazz/funk/R&B/gospel remix of Handel’s Messiah – All the while in the midst of recording a new Aaron Copland tribute CD.
But even with an already busy work load, the Symphony jumped at the chance to collaborate with Celtic Woman. “It’s a busy time for us. But when we heard that they were possibly routing through Denver I pounced on it” said Anthony “Tony” Pierce, Senior Vice President of programming.
Pierce, who is responsible for booking much of the innovative line-up that performs with the Symphony throughout the year, added, “We are thrilled to have them back – They were with us for one concert a few years ago and we sold out entirely. Encourage people to reserve their seats early as I expect the same for this show.”

Celtic Woman consistently draw sellout crowds during their visually stunning concert tours and that’s no surprise to Pierce. “Obviously they are all beautiful ladies, but they’re all remarkably talented ladies too. Take their fiddle player Máiréad Nesbitt, she is not only a fiddle player, she is classically trained violinist who credits Itzhak Perlman as one of her biggest influences.”

Prior to the big show December 17th there will be much work to be done. Sheet music for the Symphony along with technical and hospitality riders need to be advanced by Pierce and appropriate Symphony personnel and Celtic Woman’s production team. “They come to town and we just have one day with them – we’ll rehearse through everything,” said Pierce, “There is a lot of technical work that have to be done before they show up -getting their lights focused, making sure that we understand entrances and exits and making sure that sound reinforcement is right. Make sure everything is properly mic’d and executed on our end. We do have a brand new sound system since they were here last, which will only help us put on a better show.”

There will be a lot of moving parts to Celtic Woman’s “Home for Christmas” show with the Colorado Symphony December 17th, but with all of the talent working on and off stage it promises an enchanting and festive evening filled with mesmerizing music, song, dance, and holiday cheer. Pierce concurs, “It’s a unique way to see Celtic Woman, they have been in the market a number of times, but this just makes it a much more special appearance when you get all of the colors and textures that can only come with a full orchestra.”
For Tickets for Celtic Woman Home for Christmas – The Symphony Tour call 303-623-7876 or go online to www.coloradosymphony.org

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