Season Reflections

Friday, 20 November 2009 01:36 by Modesto Symphony Orchestra

With Thanksgiving right around the corner and our December rapidly approaching it seems that life is in overdrive. Take a moment to reflect and enjoy the simple pleasures of the season.  We hope you enjoy this special guest blog from our Holiday Pops vocalist, Mike Eldred. He will be here in Modesto sooner than you think!  



It's that time of year! Mike Eldred, vocalist

You know....when the world falls in love and every song you hear seems to say "Merry Christmas, may your New Year dreams come true."

Come on....you know what I'm talking about. Don't act like you're not interested!

I LOVE this time of year...and I LOVE that I get to perform with the fabulous Steven Reineke and two spectacular symphonies: Modesto, CA and Long Beach, CA. Don't miss it! Please come. I can promise you that festive and merry times will be awaiting you if you join us.

I always love standing in front of an orchestra and singing songs that bring joy, love, peace, hope...etc. It is TRULY the greatest gift I could have ever been given to be able to appear before an audience and sing the songs of the season. I am the most fortunate guy on earth...I admit it.

I'm so looking forward to this Holiday season. Thanksgiving will be here before we know it and then the Christmas decorating will begin. I know, it's hard to believe...just let it be. Sit back, relax, and enjoy the fact that this year is coming to an end. So many people around the globe will be thrilled to know that the hardships of 2009 are over....and that life will begin anew very VERY soon!

Peace to you all.

Mike