Holiday Jingles and Jazz:
Tribute to “A Charlie Brown Christmas”
“Knowing that Beth Ross Buckley would assemble a stellar team of performers, Guaraldi fans quickly snapped up the tickets, and Saturday night’s procrastinators found not a single seat available at The Conrad’s box office."
San Diego Story
Camarada will get your yuletide spirits soaring as San Diego icon Peter Sprague breathes new life into the soundtrack of the beloved holiday television special, A Charlie Brown Christmas. First released in 1965, the album by American composer and pianist Vince Guaraldi is renowned for jazzing up the Peanuts gang’s story about the true meaning of Christmas. Celebrate with your favorite holiday classics including “O Tannenbaum” and “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” while grooving to “Charlie’s Overture” and “Linus and Lucy!”
“A Bordeño Soul Christmas”
with Jarabe Mexicano
Make it a “Feliz Navidad” as Jarabe Mexicano brings their fun-loving exuberance to the stage! Featuring standout vocalists Tavo Alcoser, Kevin Lomes, and Eddy Valencia as well as the dynamic stylings of guitarist Esteban Smith and host Danny Brito on drums, you’ll be entertained with bilingual songs and stories from both sides of the border and beyond! Sing along to classics made famous by Bing Crosby, Brenda Lee, Elvis, José Alfredo Jiménez, and Tony Camargo. enjoy Jarabe’s breathtaking Spanish rendition of Schubert’s “Ave Maria” in honor of Mexico’s Lady of Guadalupe. You won’t want to miss
“A Bordeño Soul Christmas!”
Ballet Folklórico de Los Ángeles and Mariachi Garibaldi de Jaime Cuéllar present traditions and customs celebrated in Mexico during the Christmas season. Focusing on Nochebuena (Christmas Eve), Mexican families attend midnight mass before returning home to a late-night feast that includes foods like bacalao, ham, turkey, tamales, and mole, with ponche to drink and lots of music! In Mexico, Christmas is a whole season of Christmas-related celebrations, representing a blend of indigenous culture, Spanish heritage, and influences from other cultures.
Holidays Around the World
Get a glimpse of international celebrations with performances of holiday classics from around the world (along with a few originals.) Jessica and her band take audiences on a multi-cultural joyride including a bilingual version of “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer”, the lively Spanish Christmas song “Los Peces en el Río”, China’s popular New Year song “恭喜恭喜 Gong Xi Gong Xi” and other multilingual songs sung for Día de los Muertos, Hanukkah, Carnaval, etc…
Hear Caro's captivating vintage voice as she adds Bossa Nova magic to classic Christmas songs!
She shares beautiful musical chemistry with her All-Star Brazilian band, bringing the warmth of the holiday season to audiences large and small.
Finnegan Blue’s Irish Christmas