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Christmas concert to benefit Volunteer Firefighters

Christmas concert to benefit Volunteer Firefighters

The direction will be by the Guatemalan artist Mónica Sarmientos

The National Symphony Orchestra, of the Ministry of Culture and Sports, announces the celebration of its first Christmas Concert 2016. This will be held at the Germán Alcántara National Conservatory of Music, on November 17, at 7:30 p.m. to benefit Company 50 of Volunteer Firefighters. Admission will be Q50.

Attendees will be able to delight in the spectacular repertoire that the musicians have prepared for this opportunity. “A Christmas Festival,” by Leroy Anderson; “Son Nochebuena”, by Salvador Iriarte; “Carol of the Bells,” by Mycola Leontovich; “March”, by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky; “Frosty The Snowman”, by Walter Rollins and Steve Nelson, as well as “Sleigh Ride”, by Leroy Anderson.

The concert will be directed by the outstanding violinist, singer and actress Mónica Sarmientos. She will also perform as a soloist in the pieces “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas”, by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane; “Rudolph, The Red Nose Reindeer,” by Robert May and Johnny Marks; “Silent Night”, by Franz Gruber, and “The Boy with the Drum”, by an unknown author. This last melody will have a new arrangement by Maestro Sergio Pacaché.

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