XENIA — The Trans-Siberian Orchestra has helped raise $25,000 to help Greene County residents through donations to the Greene Medical Foundation. They will again partner with the Foundation in December.
“I am very pleased that we are able to continue our partnership with Trans-Siberian Orchestra for the sixth year,” said Greene Medical Foundation Treasurer Eric M. Murray. “TSO gives $1 for every ticket sold to the matinée concert to Greene Medical Foundation and the total we have received from past concerts has totaled about $25,000.”
The Trans-Siberian Orchestra (TSO) recently announced its Winter Tour 2017 and will return to Wright State University for two shows 3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2.
“Our partnership also allows us to purchase a block of tickets to re-sell as a fundraiser for the Foundation,” he added. “This year we are selling tickets for $68, which is less expensive than from the box office.”
Greene Medical Foundation supports compassionate, high quality health care to help improve the life of Greene County residents and communities.
This year’s tour is a completely updated presentation of TSO’s unforgettable “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” and will visit more than 60 cities, for 100-plus performances, before concluding on Dec. 30.
TSO’s tour will be a celebration of the art and accomplishments of the lauded group’s late creator/composer/lyricist, Paul O’Neill, and his inimitable creation, which he dubbed “Rock Theater.” Prior to his untimely passing, O’Neill worked with his close-knit team preparing an exciting new take on “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve” for the 2017 tour. Fans will experience this stage spectacle, including new effects and staging.
Based on TSO’s multi-platinum DVD and long running PBS fundraiser, “The Ghosts of Christmas Eve,” the rock opera features such enduring fan-favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24,” “O’ Come All Ye Faithful,” “Good King Joy,” “Christmas Canon,” “Music Box Blues,” “Promises To Keep,” and “This Christmas Day.” The tour will also boast a rousing second set containing more of TSO’s greatest hits and fan-pleasers.
The Foundation will also offer a limited amount of tickets to a pre-concert meet and greet for $50 each.
“The meet and greet is a fantastic event,” said Murray. “The members of the band are very engaging and an absolute pleasure to interact with, I would encourage anyone with an interest in the band to consider this experience – you won’t be disappointed!”
A portion of the proceeds will also benefit the Ronald McDonald House Dayton, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and A Special Wish Foundation. To date, more than $13 million has been distributed from TSO to worthy charities all across North America. Visit www.trans-siberian.com for more details about the concert.
Murray said, “The show that TSO puts on is out of this world – lasers, fire, high-definition video boards and oh yeah the music is great!”
To purchase tickets for the meet and greet event and matinee from the Foundation contact 937-352-2250.
Story courtesy of The Greene Medical Foundation - Greene Memorial Hospital and Soin Medical Center hospital within Kettering Health Network.