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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 Maestro 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. 

The film and book have received many distinguished accolades over the years. The book was named to the Lewis Carroll Shelf Award list and the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film and received a BAFTA TV Award.

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.

Earlier Event: December 14
The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites
Later Event: December 15
The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites