Holiday Spectacular Press Release

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Orchestra Iowa presents Holiday Spectacular

Orchestra Iowa spreads holiday cheer through classic melodies

CEDAR RAPIDS, IA – November 2014 – Orchestra Iowa will present Holiday Spectacular, a concert celebrating the holiday season, on December 20 and 21 at the Paramount Theatre.

Let your heart soar as Orchestra Iowa heralds the holidays and rings in the New Year with more merry guest artists than ever before! Gather your family and friends to celebrate the season with a mix of timeless classics, audience sing-alongs, the thrilling sounds of “The Mighty Wurlitzer” organ, special yuletide surprises and warm cheer for all.

“This year’s Holiday Spectacular will be bigger and bolder than ever before,” said Maestro Timothy Hankewich. “We have many special guests and we are once again sharing the stage with Chorale Midwest, Preucil School’s Espressivo Strings and the Orchestra Iowa School’s Discovery Chorus. The Paramount “Rockettes” will perform to one of my own holiday arrangements and the Carillonneurs Handbell Ensemble will make the five golden rings from The Twelve Days of Christmas very special!”

Tickets for the performance range in price from $19 – $49. Discounted tickets are available to college students (with ID), youth 18 and under and to groups of 10 or more. Tickets may be purchased online at or by calling 319.366.8203. Tickets are also available through the Orchestra Iowa Ticket Office, 119 Third Avenue SE, Monday through Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.


Timothy Hankewich, Music Director


Chorale Midwest
Orchestra Iowa School’s Discovery Chorus
Preucil School’s Espressivo Strings
Carillonneurs Handbell Ensemble, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
The Paramount “Rockettes”


Saturday, December 20, 2:30 & 7:30 PM
Sunday, December 21, 2:30 PM
All performances held at The Paramount Theatre
123 Third Avenue SE, Cedar Rapids 52401


Orchestra Iowa is recognized as the state’s premier symphony orchestra, under the direction Timothy Hankewich, now in his ninth year as Music Director.

Founded in 1921, the mission of Orchestra Iowa is “to foster enjoyment of and support for fine symphonic music through quality performances, education and community involvement.” Its 68 professional musicians perform more than 180 public performances throughout the year, many of which can be heard on Iowa Public Radio and seen on Iowa Public Television. Orchestra Iowa showcases its artistic excellence each season through an accomplished array of classical, ballet, opera, popular and chamber performances, in addition to extensive community education and involvement.


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