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December 7, 2023 7:30PM - December 10, 2023 3:00PM
Holiday Pops


Tim Hankewich Conductor
Ryan Silverman Vocalist
Jacksonville Symphony Chorus
Dancers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts

Jacksonville’s most vibrant holiday tradition returns with guest conductor Tim Hankewich, Broadway veteran Ryan Silverman, the Symphony Chorus and dancers from Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” and rejoice in holiday classics as a stunning indoor snowfall swirls all around Jacoby Symphony Hall and the stage sparkles under the spotlight to discover true, magical wonder this holiday season.  

TRADITIONAL* | “O Come All Ye Faithful” 
Morton GOULD | Parade of the Wooden Soldiers 
Robert WELLS & Mel TORMÉ | “The Christmas Song” 
Jule STYNE & Sammy CAHN | “Let It Snow” 
TRADITIONAL | A Festive Holiday 
Walter KENT, Kim GANNON & Buck RAM | “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” 
James Lord PIERPONT | “Jingle Bells” 
Jerry HERMAN | “We Need a Little Christmas” 
Alan SILVESTRI | “God Bless Us Everyone” 
Edward POLA & George WYLE | “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” 
Lucas RICHMAN | Hannukah Festival Overture 
TRADITIONAL* | “The First Noel” 
Tim HANKEWICH | “Yes, Virginia, There Is a Santa Claus” 
Adolphe ADAM & John Sullivan DWIGHT | “O Holy Night” 
Leroy ANDERSON | “Sleigh Ride” 
Hugh MARTIN & Ralph BLANE | “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” 
Irving BERLIN* | “I’ve Got My Love to Keep Me Warm” 
VARIOUS* | “Kickin’ Kringle” 
Isaac WATTS | “Joy to the World” 

*Arranged by Tim Hankewich 

Douglas Anderson School of the Arts Dancers 
“Need A Little Christmas”: 

Isabelle Golemo, Jared Stone, Sofie Wiranata 
Morgan Beyer, Brea Carbert, Ally Francis, Madison Gonzalez, Margaret Ivantsov, Riley McDaniel, Victoria Montoto, Alyssa Rose, Jenna Terbrueggen, Nola Wisdom  

Parade of the Wooden Soldiers 
Morgan Beyer, Brea Carbert, Yzabella Cheang, Chloe Economou, Ally Francis, Isabelle Golemo, Margaret Ivantsov, Riley McDaniel, Eva Mears, Victoria Montoto, Alyssa Rose, Jenna Terebrueggen, Sofie Wiranata, Nola Wisdom  

Kickin’ Kringle 
Jared Stone 
Morgan Beyer, Brea Carbert, Ally Francis, Isabelle Golemo, Margaret Ivantsov, Riley McDaniel, Alyssa Rose, Jenna Terebrueggen, Sofie Wiranata, Nola Wisdom  

This program runs approximately 1 hour 50 minutes with one 20-minute intermission. 


Featured Artists

Tim Hankewich Conductor

The 2020-2021 season marks Timothy Hankewich’s 15th year as Music Director of Orchestra Iowa. Hankewich, who is popular with audiences and critics alike, has earned an outstanding reputation as a maestro whose classical artistry is as inspiring as his personality is engaging. Recent guest appearances have included performances with the Jacksonville, Victoria and Hamilton Symphonies as...continue reading


Ryan Silverman Vocalist

RYAN SILVERMAN has been praised as the “smoothest, most assured bari-tenor, leading-man theatre voice at the moment” ( Silverman received a Drama Desk nomination for Best Actor for the role of Terry Connor in Side Show on Broadway, and has starred as Raoul in The Phantom of the Opera and as Billy Flynn in CHICAGO...continue reading


Jacksonville Symphony Chorus 

With some of the area’s finest voices, Jacksonville Symphony Chorus members come from all walks of life who share the spirit of singing great choral music. With a three-decade tradition of making great music with the Jacksonville Symphony, the roster includes many professional musicians, skilled amateur performers and students. Since 2012, the Chorus had been led by esteemed choral director and...continue reading




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December 9, 2023 3:00PM


Holiday Pops


Snap your family's photo with Santa for free with a valid ticket to one of these Holiday Pops performances: December 8, 7:30PM & December 9, 3:00PM.

*Santa is available for photos 90 minutes prior to concert start.


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