For further info: millersymphonyhall.org
Holiday happenings are in full swing at ArtsQuest in Bethlehem, with Christkindlmarkt running through Dec. 22 (closed Thanksgiving Day), at the PNC Plaza at SteelStacks.
Other events include the musical revue, “Christmas 1954,” beginning Dec. 5 through 13, at the Musikfest Café. It takes the characters from “Christmas 1944” ten years forward. The Bang Group performs a twist on the traditional “Nutcracker” with the annual “NUT/Cracked” on Dec. 6, also at the Musikfest Café. The group is comprised of students from Muhlenberg College’s dance department and the Lehigh Valley Charter School.
For further info: christmascity.org
Back by popular demand is The Cartoon Christmas Trio at the Reading Public Museum’s “Jazz Under the Stars” on Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. The trio is celebrating its 18th anniversary in playing music from classic Christmas cartoons, in particular, the music of Vince Guaraldi, composer of the “Peanuts” soundtrack.
The trio includes founder/bassist Rob Swanson, pianist Jeff Knoettner and drummer Jackie Browne. All are professional, full-time musicians and educators in the Greater Philadelphia region. They’ve performed at the Kimmel Center, National Public Radio, and NBC’s “The 10! Show.”
For further info: readingpublicmuseum.org
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