Using a smorgasbord of beloved carols – popular holiday songs – celebratory orchestral masterworks – classical gems – LCSO does it all with finesse and tenderness. This year Chicago’s own master hammered dulcimer player Charles Brown joins the orchestra in original and commissioned carol works with strings. This is a not to missed artist and composer. And, in a rousing response to last April’s jazz/classical concert, the LCSO brings back “Tchaikovsky/Ellington Nutcracker Suite” Celebration. Sing the songs of Christmas as never before and join the orchestra in a night of merry making.