“Not much else seems as connected to Christmas as storytelling and the magic of music, and with this year’s Holiday Spectacular, the Savannah Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus promises to provide both,” writes Zach Dennis in Wednesday’s (12/4) Do Savannah (Savannah, GA). “The annual celebration of everything festive kicks off with two days of celebration on Friday, Dec. 6 and Saturday, Dec. 7 at the Johnny Mercer Theater…. The program will be split into two parts with Roger Moss, co-founder of the Savannah Children’s Choir, narrating ‘The Gift of the Magi’ with the help of the Philharmonic and the Savannah Children’s Choir. In the second part, the Savannah Philharmonic’s chorus will join the Orchestra with a Motown Holiday Tribute [with vocalist] Mykal Kilgore…. Joining the Philharmonic for this year’s edition will be guest conductor Nadège Foofat. Foofat is a conductor, violinist, violist, and advocate for innovation…. In April 2018, Footfat made her conducting debut with the Nashville Symphony Orchestra in the League of American Orchestras’ 2018 Bruno Walter National Conductor Preview … Savannah Philharmonic executive director Terri O’Neill said Foofat is a welcome addition to this season’s crowd of guest conductors for the Philharmonic.”

Posted December 6, 2019

In photo: Nadège Foofat, guest conductor for the Savannah Philharmonic’s December 6 and 7 concerts at the Johnny Mercer Theater