Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra Executive Director Linda Brill speaks at the orchestra’s annual holiday concert for young people. Photo by Adam Darby/Appen Media.

In Monday’s (12/18) Appen Media (Alpharetta, GA), Adam Darby writes, “The Johns Creek Symphony Orchestra performed its fourth annual children’s Christmas concert at Johns Creek United Methodist Church Dec. 16 at 2:30 p.m. The performance featured well-known holiday tunes … and selections from ‘The Nutcracker.’… Kids of all ages were encouraged to come up in front of the stage to dance and sing along … ‘We started these Christmas concerts for kids because our normal Christmas Pops concerts start at 7:30 p.m.…that makes it hard for families to come because a lot of kids are asleep,’ [Executive Director Linda] Brill said… Since 2019, the ‘A Kids’ Christmas’ concert has remained a popular staple for the community. After a brief hiatus in 2020 during the height of the pandemic, the concert has been going strong … Brill, who has served as executive director since 2017, initially became involved with the orchestra in 2014 as a clarinetist. She has noticed a significant growth in audience numbers over the years…. Seasoned conductor John Morrison [led] the holiday performances…. The interactive concert also provided sensory-friendly options.”