Featuring the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra
"(Greensboro, NC) – The Greensboro Symphony Orchestra will join two superstars of the Christian music scene onstage on Sat., Dec.19, as Outback Concerts presents ‘Christmas with Amy Grant & Michael W. Smith’ at Greensboro Coliseum. Backed by the full Greensboro Symphony, this special holiday concert will feature Grant and Smith performing all your Christmas favorites and more!
Tickets are on sale at www.ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, the Greensboro Coliseum box office and charge-by-phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Ever since she burst on the scene as a fresh-faced teenager bringing contemporary Christian music to the forefront of American culture, Amy Grant has gained a reputation for creating potent songs that examined life’s complexities with an open heart and keen eye. She became the first artist in Christian music to have a platinum record and went on to become a crossover sensation, her musical gifts transcending genre boundaries to make her a household name. She’s earned six Grammy Awards and numerous Gospel Music Association Dove Awards as well as three multi-platinum albums, six platinum albums and four gold albums. She’s achieved 10 Top 40 pop singles and placed 17 hits on the Top 40 Adult Contemporary chart as well as scoring numerous hits on the contemporary Christian charts. A longtime and active Nashville resident, Grant is as well known for her philanthropy as her music. She and husband, Vince Gill, are tireless in their efforts to aid worthy causes.
For many people Michael W. Smith’s Christmas music has long provided the soundtrack for the holiday season. During his storied career the music icon has always had a special relationship with Christmas and his four holiday collections - 1989’s Michael W. Smith Christmas, 1998’s Christmastime, 2007’s It’s a Wonderful Christmas and 2014’s The Spirit of Christmas - are among the best-selling and most-beloved projects in his extensive repertoire. The Christian music icon has sold more than 15 million albums over his illustrious career. scoring 28 No. 1 hits, earning three GRAMMYs and more than 40 Dove Awards.
For over 50 years, the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra has provided the Triad region with dynamic performances of a diverse nature. The only fully professional orchestra in the Greater Greensboro area, the GSO’s varied offerings include: the Tanger Outlets Masterworks Series, exploring classical masterpieces with some of the world’s most talented international guest artists, under the direction of Maestro Dmitry Sitkovetsky; the Tanger Outlets POPS Series, which pulls from country, classic rock, Broadway and more to show the full diversity of the symphony orchestra; and the Rice Toyota Chamber Series, which gives audiences a more intimate concert experience with artists as they perform smaller-scale works. The GSO also offers its Keep Kids in Tune educational programs, which serve over 50,000 children throughout four North Carolina counties.
For more information please visit the Greensboro Symphony at their website."
- A Press Release