Very Merry Pops

One of our favorite holiday traditions (along with wearing shorts on Christmas day and binge-eating holiday tamales) has to be the Houston Symphony’s Very Merry Pops. In a Jones Hall decked out for the holiday season, the symphony (conducted by Michael Krajewski) will perform traditional standard Christmas classics including “Winter Wonderland,” “Sleigh Ride” and “Angels We Have Heard on High.” “Little Drummer Boy,” “O Holy Night” and more seasonal favorites are also on the program. The Houston Symphony Chorus, under the direction of Betsy Cook Weber, provides vocal accompaniment.

8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Sunday. Jones Hall for the Performing Arts, 615 Louisiana. For information, call 713-224-7575 or visit houstonsymphony.org. $25 to $134.
Dec. 12-13, 8 p.m.; Sun., Dec. 14, 2:30 & 7:30 p.m., 2014

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Bob Ruggiero has been writing about music, books, visual arts and entertainment for the Houston Press since 1997, with an emphasis on classic rock. He used to have an incredible and luxurious mullet in college as well. He is the author of the band biography Slippin’ Out of Darkness: The Story of WAR.
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