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Portland – Christmas Show
December 2, 2016, 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm$18 – $22
The Heather Pierson Jazz Trio will bring their popular Charlie Brown Christmas show to One Longfellow Square. Heather Pierson is a pianist, singer/songwriter, and performer based in Conway, NH. She is the house pianist at the White Mountain Hotel in North Conway and appears frequently at the famed Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods. A Charlie Brown Christmas was originally telecast in December 1965 and was an instant hit with audiences who connected with Peanuts creator Charles M. Schultz’s cast of characters. Fifty years on, it still holds up as one of the most endearing Christmas tales ever told, and the story of commercialism run rampant echoes clearly to this day. The musical score for A Charlie Brown Christmas, composed by the late Vince Guaraldi, is just as poignant and touching as the story. His gentle jazz riffs established musical trademarks that, to this day, still prompt smiles of recognition. Joining Heather for this very special Christmas concert will be Shawn Nadeau on bass and Craig Bryan on drums. The group will perform the entirety of the Charlie Brown Christmas album as recorded by the Vince Guaraldi Trio, as well as other well-known and popular Christmas and not-so-Christmas tunes. 8pm-10:30pm. 18 adv./22 day of. FMI: onelongfellowsquare.com.