The California Center for the Arts’ popular monthly event, First Wednesday, will host the 70-member MiraCosta College’s Symphony Orchestra and Choir as they take the stage to present Dueling Nutcracker, selections from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker & Duke Ellington’s The Nutcracker Suite and other holiday favorites.
Founded in 2010, the Orchestra has grown in numbers and notoriety earning rave reviews for their performances of “The Planets,” “Carmina Burana,” and many more. Their annual holiday concert is one of their many highlights, and a favorite amongst families all over the county.
For this year’s special holiday performance, the orchestra and choirs led by MiraCosta College’s founding Conductor Branden Muresan and directed by Dr. Arlie Langager, will present an evening of holiday classics, music from Handel’s Messiah, and so much more!
Although this event is free, the Center strongly recommends making reservations in advance. Reserved seats are $12 ($10 for CCAE members) and can be purchased online artcenter.org or by calling 1-800-988-4253.
Adding to the evening’s enjoyment will be Dang Brother Pizza from 5-7 p.m.. The food truck offers wood-fired pizza to order.
The Center is located at 340 N. Escondido Blvd. in Escondido. The Ticket Office can be reached at 800-988-4253. Tickets can also be purchased online. To learn more, including performance dates, times and ticket information, visit artcenter.org.