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Saratoga Springs, New York-based band Phantogram is ostensibly an indie rock band, though they frequently incorporate drum machines and electronically programmed beats into songs driven by electric guitar and synth melodies. The band is influenced by hip-hop instrumentals in this regard, as well as pop and rock music. Dance music is central to Phantogram's sonic ethos, and so is lead singer Sarah Barthel's unique voice. The group's 2009 debut LP, Eyelid Movies, helped establish the band as a forward thinking act that's not afraid to distinguish itself with a characteristically modern electropop sound.
Brown Theater - Wortham CenterDecember 19, 2014 7:30 PM
500 Texas Street
Houston, TX 77002
This world-renowned production tells the story of a nutcracker who comes to life, taking its owner, Clara, on a fantastical journey through a magical world populated by the rose queen, sugar plum fairies and an army of evil rats. The enchanting tale is performed by companies large and small during the holiday season, as a beloved tradition. The spectacular dances and incomparable score by Tchaikovsky have cemented themselves in the hearts and imaginations of popular culture, enduring for decades as a classic.
Based on Charles Dickens' perennial classic novel of the same title, A Christmas Carol has become an iconic Christmas season tradition on stages all around he world. The story follows an ill-mannered miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, who is convinced to change his ways after three ghosts from Christmases past, present and future visit him on Christmas Eve. Many critically-acclaimed stage adaptations of Dickens' tale exist, including a monodrama adapted and performed by world-renowned actor Patrick Stewart and a musical.
The Houston Symphony was founded in 1913 and with an average of 170 concerts per year, the symphony manages to play for over 350,000 audience members annually. They also promote an educational program called Music Matters! for over 40,000 students in nearby districts.
Trans-Siberian Orchestra is a music ensemble that blends symphonic metal and neoclassical compositions to create an original take on orchestral music. The group is probably best known for its interesting takes on Christmas songs as well as impressive tours that feature nearly 30 musicians, pyrotechnics, exorbitant lighting and operatic renditions of traditional Xmas tunes.