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Disney in Concert: Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas

Stuart Chafetz, Conductor

The Met Philadelphia

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Philadelphia, PA 19130
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Oct 24-25, 2019
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Thu, Oct 24, 2019
7:30PM
Doors open at 6PM
Tickets Start at $20 with promo code: BOO
7:30PM
Fri, Oct 25, 2019
7:30PM
Doors open at 6PM
Tickets Start at $20 with promo code: BOO
7:30PM
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The iconic Hollywood Halloween tradition comes to Philly as The Philly POPS and Live Nation present two performances of Disney’s The Nightmare Before Christmas, Live To Film at the Met Philadelphia.

In a nod to the Hollywood Bowl’s productions of Tim Burton’s masterpiece, The Philly POPS will perform the film’s classic score alongside the original film. Everyone is invited to attend in costume; Tim Burton-themed costumes are especially encouraged.

This performance will be the POPS’ first live-to-film concert—made possible by the Met Philadelphia’s state-of-the-art audio and video equipment. This concert is part of The Philly POPS at the Met Philadelphia concert series, which brings innovative programming and contemporary artists to the Met Philadelphia’s newly-restored stage.

Released in 1993, Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas follows the story of Pumpkin King Jack Skellington as he attempts to claim Christmas for himself, but his plan soon falls apart. This production has been performed three times at The Hollywood Bowl—2015’s Hollywood Bowl performance was named the #1 Concert of 2015 by the Orange County Register, topping major acts like The Rolling Stones and Shania Twain. The show returned in 2016 by popular demand and again in 2018 for the 25th Anniversary performance. This film is rated “PG.”
 

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Stuart Chafetz

Stuart Chafetz, guest conductor

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Stuart Chafetz is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Columbus Symphony and the newly appointed Principal Pops Conductor of the Marin Symphony. Chafetz, a conductor celebrated for his dynamic and engaging podium presence, is increasingly in demand with orchestras across the continent and this season Chafetz will be on the podium in Detroit, Houston, Milwaukee, Naples, Philly Pops, Cincinnati Pops, Pittsburgh, San Diego,  and Winnipeg.  He enjoys a special relationship with The Phoenix Symphony where he leads multiple programs annually.

He’s had the privilege to work with renowned artists including Chris Botti, 2 Cellos, Hanson, Rick Springfield, Michael Bolton, Kool & The Gang, Jefferson Starship, America, Little River Band, Brian McKnight, Roberta Flack, George Benson, Richard Chamberlain, The Chieftains, Jennifer Holliday, John Denver, Marvin Hamlisch, Thomas Hampson, Wynonna Judd, Jim Nabors, Randy Newman, Jon Kimura Parker and Bernadette Peters. 

He previously held posts as resident conductor of the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and associate conductor of the Louisville Orchestra. As principal timpanist of the Honolulu Symphony for twenty years, Chafetz would also conduct the annual Nutcracker performances with Ballet Hawaii and principals from the American Ballet Theatre. It was during that time that Chafetz led numerous concerts with the Maui Symphony and Pops. He's led numerous Spring Ballet productions at the world-renowned Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University.

In the summers, Chafetz spends his time at the Chautauqua Institution, where he conducts the annual Fourth of July and Opera Pops concerts with the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra in addition to his role as that orchestra’s timpanist.

When not on the podium, Chafetz makes his home near San Francisco, CA, with his wife Ann Krinitsky. Chafetz holds a bachelor’s degree in music performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and a master’s from the Eastman School of Music.

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