Very Merry Pops

The Houston Symphony take Christmas tunes from Muzak to merry

We’ve been hearing watered-down Christmas music blaring in drugstores, elevators and television ads since mid-August, so you may be ready to throw in the holiday towel and amp up the Radiohead as an antidote by now. But give Christmas music one last chance, at today’s Very Merry Pops. The annual Houston Symphony Pops concert restores holiday music’s good name.

HS Principal Pops Conductor Michael Krajewski will lead more than 200 musicians, singers and dancers, including the Houston Symphony chorus and local American Idol contestant Will Makar. They’ll perform classics, standards and a couple of newer Christmas numbers before they welcome the big man, Santa Claus (that should please any Houston Symphony neophytes). Put Christmas music back in the hands of the experts at 8 p.m. today and tomorrow, and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. Through December 16. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. Tickets start at $28.
Fri., Dec. 14, 8 p.m.; Sat., Dec. 15, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 16, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2007

 
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