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The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites

  • Chapman Cultural Center 200 East Saint John Street Spartanburg, SC, 29306 United States (map)

Join the Philharmonic as we celebrate the season with this family-friendly, one-hour concert at the Chapman Center. Each show will feature holiday favorites along with a screening of the classic short film, The Snowman (1982) with the original soundtrack performed LIVE by our chamber orchestra under the direction of Stefan Sanders.

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. In keeping with the book, the film of The Snowman is wordless and free of dialogue, except for the now iconic song, “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. Experience the magic of this beloved and touching story come alive on stage!


  • Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4:00pm

  • Saturday, Dec. 14 at 6:00pm

  • Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2:30pm

NOTE: programs subject to change;
timings, when given, are approximate.

Individual Tickets will go on sale JUNE 14, 2019,
but Season Tickets are already available!

Earlier Event: December 13
Becky Buller Band
Later Event: January 31
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn