When: Wed., Dec. 4, 7:30 p.m. and Fri., Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. 2013
Would the Christmas holiday be complete without music from Mannheim Steamroller? A resounding no! And Coeur d’Alene Symphony knows it. That’s why the second half of their two Christmas at the Kroc concerts will include arrangements by these popular re-inventors of Yuletide favorites. The first half will feature Brahms’ Violin Concerto in D major, which has only tenuous Christmas links at best (it debuted on New Year’s Day in 1879), yet was catchy enough to serve as the inspiration for “Don’t Cry for Me Argentina” from the Andrew Lloyd Webber/Tim Rice musical Evita. The symphony’s very own Karen Hoatson will solo.