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Bemidji Symphony Orchestra presents ‘The Snowman’

BEMIDJI -- The Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will present the holiday concert, “The Snowman: Music and Film,” at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12, at at the Bemidji High School Auditorium.

“The Snowman” is an Academy Award-nominated animation based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book of the same name. It tells the story of a young boy who builds a snowman that magically comes to life, and the two go on an enchanted adventure, according to a press release. The film itself is wordless, and the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra will perform Howard Blake’s “Snowman” soundtrack live with the film.

The second half of the concert will include a selection of holiday favorites such as “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” “Frosty the Snowman,” Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas,” Leroy Anderson’s “Sleigh Ride,” and a Christmas carol sing-along. Beverly Everett, music director for the BSO, conducts.

Tickets are available with cash or check at the door, in advance at Lueken’s Foods North/South,

or with a credit card at The cost is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors 62 and older, and $10 for college students with ID. Students grades K-12 are admitted free. All seats are general admission. Doors open for seating at 6:30 pm. For more information, visit the BSO website at, or call (218) 444-7914.

Copies of the Bemidji Symphony Orchestra’s “Handel’s Messiah” two-disk CD will be for sale in the lobby for $20 cash or check.