Holiday Pops in the Heartland
- Date December 14th, 2018 Time 7:30pm Venue Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
Celebrate the holidays with festive music and holiday songs. Holiday Pops in the Heartland is truly a community affair as the ISO is joined by area performing arts groups, including the Bloomington-Normal Youth Symphony, Sangamon Valley Youth Symphony, Springfield Ballet Company, Springfield Youth Performance Group, and the Twin Cities School of Dance. But that’s not all! The ISO performs the soundtrack to Raymond Brigg’s holiday classic The Snowman featuring Harrison Faulkner as the Boy Soprano.
Tickets: $63 / $42 / $21 | Students (6-26 years) $6 | Students (5 & Below) Free with a paying adult
Tickets may be purchased online, by phone, or in person. Senior, group, and student priced tickets NOT available online.
Friday, December 14, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts, Bloomington, IL
Family Friendly Pre-Concert Activities will start @ 6:30 PM on the main floor
Saturday, December 15, 2018 @ 7:30 PM
Sangamon Auditorium, UIS, Springfield, IL
Family Friendly Pre-Concert Activities will start @ 6:30 PM in the Lobby
Support Provided By:
The Landmark Automotive Group, Children’s Hospital HSHS St. John’s, US Bank, Springfield Electric #, Mid-West Family Broadcasting , WGLT 89.1 Bloomington-Normal’s Public Media, # Funds of the Community Foundation for the Land of Lincoln
Bloomington Venue Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts
600 N East St. Bloomington, IL 61701
107 East Chestnut Street, Bloomington, IL 61761
Physical address (for walk up sales): SE corner of BCPA, 600 N. East Street
Ticket Office Information:
Phone: (309) 434-2777
Toll-free: (866) 686-9541
Ticket Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 10 AM-6 PM, 10 AM-Half Hour After Concert Begins
Saturday-Sunday: Closed, On Performance Days - Opens Two Hours Prior to Performance through Half Hour After Concert Begins
Free parking is available in the lots and side streets surrounding the BCPA on a first come, first served basis. Activities in the adjacent downtown, campus, and residential neighborhoods mean that traffic and parking congestion can occur, especially at our most popular events. See more information and view a map of the parking lots surrounding the BCPA.
Originally published in 1978, The Snowman, created and illustrated by Raymond Briggs has become one of the world’s most popular children’s books, selling in excess of 8.5 million copies worldwide and being translated into over 15 languages.
In 1982, Raymond Briggs’ classic picture book The Snowman was adapted as a 26-minute animated film by TVC (at the time the UK’s longest established animation studio), under the direction of Dianne Jackson. Having spotted the potential for creating a unique and ground-breaking animation, John Coates, instructed two trusted assistant animators, Hilary Audus and Joanna Harrison, to go and buy a dozen copies of the book for the purpose of dissecting it and storyboarding the very first animatic.
This quickly turned into a hand-drawn animation bible, which became the template for the final film. John Coates’ passion for bringing the book to the screen quickly caught the attention of Sir Jeremy Issacs, former Chief Executive of Channel 4 who believed that it would be a fantastic piece for the channel and stand out from the rest of its schedule.
The Snowman was first shown in the UK on 26 December 1982 and has since been shown every year on Channel 4; it has also delighted audiences across the world.
In keeping with the book, the film of The Snowman is wordless and free of dialogue, except for the now iconic, “Walking in the Air” which features as part of a now timeless musical score.
Both song and score were written and composed by Howard Blake, who had in fact written the melody some years before having been inspired by a walk on a Cornish beach.