Release Date: December 7,2017

Akron Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate the holiday season at Home for the Holidays with Helen Welch

The Akron Symphony Orchestra invites you to celebrate the holiday season at Home for the Holidays with Helen Welch on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m.

The performance will take place at The University of Akron’s E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall.

The Orchestra, under the direction of conductor Christopher Wilkins, will welcome Welch to the stage for a selection of holiday favorites, inspirational songs and traditional carols. Welch is a critically acclaimed vocalist whose raw talent has impressed audiences in some of the world’s most celebrated venues.

Prior to the concert the lobby will be transformed into a Winter Carnival, with photo opportunities with Elsa from Frozen, courtesy of Tiaras and Treasures, and Santa Claus; crafts for children of all ages; and musical performances from the Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy Royal Ringers and the Brecksville-Broadview Heights High School Choir.

The Winter Carnival, which is included in the price of the concert ticket, will open at 6 p.m. and run until just before the start of the concert.

Following the concert, the Akron Symphony will host an After Party at Jilly’s Music Room, located at 111 N. Main St. The After Party will feature drink specials and live music. There is no cover charge.

Ring in the holiday season with the Akron Symphony Orchestra at Home for the Holidays with Helen Welch on Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Single tickets start at just $25. Visit akronsymphony.org or call 330.535.8131 for tickets and more information. Tickets will also be available at the door on the night of the concert as long as seats are available.

E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall is located at 198 Hill St. on the campus of The University of Akron. Doors open at 6 p.m.