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Tag - Holiday Pops

Posted on October 29, 2018 at 8:00:00 am by Jessica B.

Your Guide to Fort Wayne, Indiana's Holiday Festivities

HolidayFest is a Fort Wayne, Indiana tradition that begins the week before Thanksgiving and continues until we ring in the new year. The flagship event is the Night of Lights, which is always the evening before Thanksgiving. The Night of Lights is an absolute joy and also serves as Fort Wayne's official start to the Holiday season.

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Posted on November 25, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Elaina R.

A Look at the Fort Wayne Philharmonic’s Holiday Pops Concert

I am a professional musician--I have a master’s degree in vocal performance--and yet, I’ve never know what a “pops concert” is...until now. Thanks to a 1984 New York Times article entitled, “‘Pops” vs. ‘Pop’: A Popular Linguistic Ambiguity,” I am now in the know. Here’s author Will Crutchfield’s definition:

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“'Pops,'' though also derived from ''popular,'' is more narrowly defined [than “pop”]. It refers to what we call ''light classics'' and to popular music arranged for the standard ''classical'' symphony orchestra - the ''1812'' overture, Beatles medleys, Strauss waltzes, and Cole Porter for swooning strings.”

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Posted on November 08, 2016 at 8:00:00 am by Nancy M.

Fort Wayne for the Holidays

*This post was updated in November 2017*

Having lived in nine different communities in my lifetime, I think I’m safe in saying that NOBODY does the holidays like Fort Wayne!

From lights to music, ballet and theater, to gingerbread houses to sports and even science—there’s something for everyone in our city beginning in November and running until the New Year.

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Posted on December 03, 2015 at 8:00:00 am by Jasmine B.

Celebrate the Holidays with the Fort Wayne Philharmonic

There's no better way to celebrate the holidays than at a Philharmonic Holiday Pops concert. I know what you're thinking... "Orchestra? Really? My family won't want to do that!" Well, my friends, get ready to hurdle some barriers.


I had a similar thought when I first moved to

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Posted on November 26, 2012 at 9:00:23 am by Deb G.

The Philharmonic Holiday Pops

December in Fort Wayne brings snowflakes, the holiday season, and of course, the Philharmonic Holiday Pops. This exciting musical performance has become a tradition at the Embassy Theatre and is once again back by popular demand. Led by former associate conductor Bradley Thachuk, the Fort ... More ›

Posted on November 24, 2011 at 4:30:21 am by Kayleen R.

Holiday Pops at the Embassy Theatre

Most people would agree that Christmas couldn’t exist without music. Traditional carols and jingle bells make it an excellent time to relax and feel great joy, much hope, and good wishes for family and friends. As part of Fort Wayne’s love for the holiday, the Philharmonic orchestra will team ... More ›

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