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Posted: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 4:30 am

The Williamson County Symphony Orchestra will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Howze Theater. The concert, hosted by Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation, is free and open to all.

The USO Show Troupe will kick off the evening at 7 p.m., followed by the hour and 20 minute concert.

The 2013 Christmas concert series, now in its 12th season, is titled “Music that Lifts the Spirit.”

Directed by Dr. Thomas Rainey, the show will feature pieces from holiday classics including Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker.” Major arrangements include Philadelphia Orchestra composer Robert Wendel’s versions of “Joy to the World” and “Carol of the Bells.”

Other Christmas music staples will be performed along with a rendition of “Pines of Rome” by composer Respighi, featured in the Disney film “Fantasia 2000.”

The performance will culminate with the orchestra’s standard, “Armed Forces Salute,” its annual holiday tribute to the military, said John Pierce, the group’s director of public relations.

The symphony performers are some of the best musicians in the Williamson County area, and the orchestra is the county’s oldest and largest group, according to a news release.

Call 254-288-7835 for more concert information.

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