Christmas Concert Honoring Julius W. Hegeler II Coming

Christmas Concert Honoring Julius W. Hegeler II Coming

The Danville Symphony Orchestra has dedicated its annual Christmas concert to long-time DSO patron and community philanthropist Julius W. Hegeler II. Titled “Stars for Julius,” the concert will be held on Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Dick Van Dyke Theater in Danville High School and begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for adults range from $20 to $35. Tickets for students under 21 are $10. As he has for 25 years, Maestro Jeremy Swerling will conduct the orchestra. “It’ll be emotionally difficult not seeing Julius sitting there in the front row, as he did for so many years,” says Maestro Swerling. “Since Julius’ first experience with The Nutcracker, the Christmas Concert has always held a special place in Julius’s heart.” Julius Hegeler passed away on July 5. Julius’s dedication to local talent will be the touchstone of this memorable tribute concert as the DSO assembles its 100-voice community choir for a joyous selection of traditional and classic holiday songs, directed by Martha Lindvahl including favorites such as “It’s The Most Wonderful Time of the Year,”  “God Bless Us Everyone,” “Some Children See Him,” “Mary, Did You Know,” and an arrangement of carols including “Oh Holy Night”. Tickets to the Dec. 7 performance may be purchased through the DSO Web site at www.danvillesymphony.org, or by calling (217) 443-5300, or in person at the Symphony office at 715 West Fairchild St., Danville.