‘Dancing in the Snow’ set for Wednesday


Abigail Carmona

Oakton is ringing in the holidays with the joyous string music of Oakton’s Guitar and string Ensembles at “Dancing in the snow,” on Wednesday at 8 p.m, in the college’s Footlik Theater.

“Waiting for the Light, a Winter Solstice Fantasy” will be performed by the guitar ensemble along with a unique double concerto with the string ensemble and guitar. Oakton’s string ensemble will impress and surprise audiences with two violinist solo performances.

Choir members will also join the string ensemble in a pair of seasonal pieces that will give audiences a sneak peak to Oakton’s Chorus concert Thursday night which members of the string ensemble will accompany them.

“I am looking forward to seeing all the performances at ‘Dancing in the Snow.’ Music is a big part of the holiday season and I think it lightens the mood of people and gets them excited for the holidays,” said student Alexandra Andriopoulos.

“This evening will be an exciting musical collaboration. We intend to raise the roof in the Footlik and send everyone out dancing into the winter night…,” said string ensemble instructor Daniel Golden in a press release.

“Take Note Conversation” a pre-concert in Oakton’s Performing Arts Center Lobby will take attendees inside the music before “Dancing in the Snow”. Discussion begins at 7:30 p.m. and will provide background and insight on feature pieces.

General admission tickets are $5, Students and seniors tickets are $3. Tickets can be purchase online at ​www.Oakton.edu/tickets​ or by phone at 847-635-1900.