One of my favorite holiday events is an evening out to see the Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO). Beyond the magnificent light show and stage effects, the story and music are phenomenal. If you visit the band’s website, http://www.trans-siberian.com/index/home you will get a flavor of the dynamics of the show and music. On their home page, click on the song “Christmas Cannon”. And, click on the “About” tab on their site. They only play through the holiday season.
This year, 2017, TSO’s schedule runs from mid-November to December end; consider adding it to your calendar for 2018. Tickets are expensive. I know many who have seen the show and I never recall anyone grousing about the price, only discussing the spectacular!
A part of every Trans-Siberian Orchestra concert is the donation of $1 from each ticket sold to that show to a local charity. Since its founding, the band has donated over $10 million dollars to local charities throughout the country. While the foundations vary from city to city, the band’s philanthropic work tends to focus most on those that protect and children, such as Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Toys for Tots.