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Wyoming Symphony Orchestra virtual holiday concerts free to all healthcare workers

Wyoming Symphony Orchestra Musical Director (Dan Cepeda, Oil City File)

CASPER, Wyo. — The Wyoming Symphony Orchestra (WSO) will be live streaming a virtual concert at 7:30 pm Saturday, Dec. 5. Another performance will be streamed at 2 pm Sunday.

The concerts are being held virtually due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The WSO said on Monday that the concerts will be the first time many of their musicians will have performed since Jan. 2020 “so it is a big deal for them to be able to come together to play music again.”

The concerts are free to all healthcare workers across Wyoming.

“They have all been working so hard to keep our community and family members healthy and safe this holiday season, we want to offer them a joyful respite through music,” the WSO said.

The concerts will be the first performance of the WSO’s 71st season. WSO Music Director Chirstopher Dragon and the WSO’s Brass and Percussion will perform “a selection of warm holiday favorites.”

The concerts will begin with traditional holiday songs followed by “a selection of ‘Christmas Toons,’ featuring songs from your favorite Holiday cartoons including The Grinch and Rudolph.”

The concerts will close with “a medley of Christmas favorites.”

“Special guest Michael Stedillie will join the WSO for a reading of ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas,'” the WSO adds.

Tickets for people not working in healthcare are $12 per household. Livestream access can be purchased from the WSO online.

“Call the WSO Office for any technical assistance needed to get you set up to view our live streams,” the WSO added. “We are here to help.”

Those working in healthcare interested in accessing the concerts for free can “email rebecca@wyomingsymphony.org with your name, position, and workplace and we will provide you with an access code to the concert.”

“If you have any questions, call the WSO office at 307-266-1478,” the WSO adds. “We are so excited for the musical offerings to come this season, and believe that the quality of work and performance will transcend the virtual space.”

“We deeply appreciate your patience in these unprecedented times as we try to keep the community safe, and help foster an environment where we can reopen safely in the future. We hope you tune in from home this December to join Christopher Dragon and the WSO Musicians to kick off the holiday season, and the WSO’s 71st season.”