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Brass and Organ Team Up for MSO Holiday Concert

The Monroe Symphony Orchestra presents its holiday concert "Brass and Pipes" Saturday, December 12 at 7 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church in Monroe, featuring the brass section and the church's pipe organ, played by Richard Seiler.

"The Strings usually take center stage at our concerts, so we thought it was time for the Brass section to have a chance to shine," says Executive Director Nancy Miller.

  Left out of the concert's name, though no less important, is the Symphony's percussion section. Players work closely with the brass and organ for holiday favorites a sing-a-long, and even a visit from Santa Claus.

This concert marks Jason Rinehart's first time to conduct a full concert with the MSO as Assistant Conductor. Rinehart says because of the short duration of holiday pieces, his preparation has been different from a concert of full-length symphonic works. 

"Most regular season concerts feature two or three pieces. This concert has twelve -- each with a different feel."

Tickets are $25 for general admission, $5 for students, and are available at the door or online at

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