Jingle bells, Santa Claus and ... a piano juggler? Okay, so two-thirds of A Very Merry Pops is classic holiday fare and the other third is ah, not. Michael Krajewski will lead the Houston Symphony and the symphony chorus through classic hits, including Sleigh Ride, O Holy Night and What Child Is This, the latter a solo performed by Sean Holshouser, a rising-star boy soprano. Piano juggler Dan Menendez -- who literally plays the piano while juggling will shake things up a tad, but overall this annual concert is as purely joyful and traditionally festive as you can get. 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit www.houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $116.
Dec. 10-12, 2010