Join us for a heartwarming holiday tradition in South Bend as the Symphony, accompanied by special guest artists, presents “Home for the Holidays”! Immerse yourself in a spectacular program of beloved Christmas carols and memorable seasonal tunes that are sure to fill your heart with joy and bring back cherished memories. Experience the magic of the holiday season through the enchanting sounds of the Symphony as we bring you a heartwarming celebration of music and togetherness. Give Back Give back this holiday season by bringing a non-perishable food item to Home for the Holidays OR bring a new teddy bear to help us collect and share with local charities to distribute to children this holiday season. Patrons who contribute will receive a free ticket to the next Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series concert, “Discover Mahler’s Symphony No. 5”, on February 10, 2024. Let's spread joy and generosity this holiday season! Program Coming soon. About Music Director Alastair Willis Grammy-nominated conductor Alastair Willis is the Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of The Symphonia Boca Raton.  In past seasons, Willis has guest conducted orchestras around the world including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica de Rio de Janeiro, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China National Orchestra (Beijing), and Silk Road Ensemble (with Yo-Yo Ma) among others.  His recording of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” with Nashville Symphony and Opera for Naxos was Grammy nominated for Best Classical Album in 2009.  Last season Willis was re-engaged by the Chicago Symphony, Qatar Philharmonic, and Salute to Vienna, and made his Vienna debut with the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra.  This season he returns to the Qatar Philharmonic and Salute to Vienna and makes his debut with Vienna’s Imperial Philharmonic.   Previous positions include Music Director of the Illinois Symphony, Principal Guest ...

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Bring the entire family to Brunch with Santa and Home for the Holidays! This fun-filled event starts at 12:30 p.m. with buffet-style brunch at the Palais Royale Ballroom, followed by the concert at 2:30 p.m. Enjoy delicious delights and festive beverages while getting your picture taken with Santa! Please note: you will require a separate concert ticket to enter the 2:30 Home for the Holidays concert.

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Join us for a heartwarming holiday tradition in South Bend as the Symphony, accompanied by special guest artists, presents “Home for the Holidays”! Immerse yourself in a spectacular program of beloved Christmas carols and memorable seasonal tunes that are sure to fill your heart with joy and bring back cherished memories. Experience the magic of the holiday season through the enchanting sounds of the Symphony as we bring you a heartwarming celebration of music and togetherness. Give Back Give back this holiday season by bringing a non-perishable food item to Home for the Holidays OR bring a new teddy bear to help us collect and share with local charities to distribute to children this holiday season. Patrons who contribute will receive a free ticket to the next Jack M. Champaigne Masterworks Series concert, “Discover Mahler’s Symphony No. 5”, on February 10, 2024. Let's spread joy and generosity this holiday season! Program Coming soon. About Music Director Alastair Willis Grammy-nominated conductor Alastair Willis is the Music Director of the South Bend Symphony Orchestra, and Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor of The Symphonia Boca Raton.  In past seasons, Willis has guest conducted orchestras around the world including the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, San Francisco Symphony, Mexico City Philharmonic, Orquestra Sinfonica de Rio de Janeiro, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchestra Berlin, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, China National Orchestra (Beijing), and Silk Road Ensemble (with Yo-Yo Ma) among others.  His recording of Ravel’s “L’Enfant et les Sortileges” with Nashville Symphony and Opera for Naxos was Grammy nominated for Best Classical Album in 2009.  Last season Willis was re-engaged by the Chicago Symphony, Qatar Philharmonic, and Salute to Vienna, and made his Vienna debut with the Vienna Opera Ball Orchestra.  This season he returns to the Qatar Philharmonic and Salute to Vienna and makes his debut with Vienna’s Imperial Philharmonic.   Previous positions include Music Director of the Illinois Symphony, Principal Guest ...

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