A Celebration of Christmas

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A Celebration of Christmas
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions


A chorus, an orchestra, red and green lights…you know what time of year it is.

Concert highlights include:

Share the holiday spirit with your Utah Symphony as we perform some of the season’s most beloved classics.
Along with Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, you will be treated to several touching and ingenious arrangements of Christmas carols by Barber in his Die Natali.
The very best of our own local singing talent takes center stage on the second half to continue the celebration with carols arranged for orchestra and choir by Barlow Bradford.

The holidays are here and USUO requests your help to decorate our tree!

From December 1st to January 1st, find our Giving Tree in the lobby of Abravanel Hall. For a donation to our music education and outreach programs, you can hang a beautiful ornament with your name on it for all to see! Not only will you help us spread holiday cheer by turning our tree from drab to fab, but you will make a direct impact on thousands of students across Utah who may not otherwise have access to live professional music.

Not able to make it to Abravanel Hall to donate? Call 801-869-9028 to donate over the phone and we will hang your ornament for you!



Season Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Masterworks Series Sponsor O.C
Concert Sponsor George S. and Dolores Dore Eccles Foundation
Conductor Sponsor Martine


ROSSINI: Overture to The Thieving Magpie
BERNSTEIN: Symphonic Dances from West Side Story
BARBER: Die Natali (Christmastide), Chorale Preludes for Christmas
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Sing We Now of Christmas”
CHRISTOPHER BRADFORD: “Carol of the Bells”
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “The First Noel”
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Ding Dong! Merrily on High”
arr. BARLOW BRADFORD: “Pat-a-pan”
BARLOW BRADFORD: “Let Us All Be Merry”

Additional Info


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.

LATE SEATING POLICY: Late seating will take place as needed in between pieces for this performance. More information on our late and re-entry policies is found here.


Learn more about this evening’s music at a pre-concert lecture, which begins 45 minutes prior to the start of the concert in Abravanel Hall’s First Tier Room.
Enjoy Lobby Fest performances 30 minutes before the performance in the lobby by members of our Youth Guild.