Giveaway: “Walking in the Air” with the Spartanburg Philharmonic

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It was 1978. In a world where Star Wars was gaining fame every year and children were begging their parents for the Atari 2600, a wordless book made its way to the shelves. Beautiful squares of snowy art were brilliantly printed on each page unfolding the story of a little boy who gets lost in the magic of the snow and makes a new friend. Author and illustrator Raymond Briggs introduced the world to The Snowman. Now, the Spartanburg Philharmonic wants you to experience the wonder and joy of this now iconic Christmas story LIVE in concerts on December 14 and 15, 2019, The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites. Find out how you can enter for your chance to win a family package of 4 tickets!

The Music of The Snowman

The climax of this story is when The Snowman takes the boy by the hand, runs out of the garage onto the snow-covered ground, and then flies up into the air. The squares of art turn into two-page spread masterpieces of The Snowman and the boy flying above the world. When this story became a movie in 1982, Howard Blake composed a magnificent soundtrack as well as the song, “Walking in the Air”, which is sung while the boy and his new friend fly above the world.

The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites

At their concerts on December 14 and 15, The Spartanburg Philharmonic will play The Snowman soundtrack LIVE while you view the animated movie which was Academy Award nominated for Best Animated Short Film. You need to find out how this story (and movie) ends. The story will be narrated by Spartanburg’s own Betsey Neely Sikma (Saturday performances) and Kirk Neely (Sunday performance). “Walking in the Air” will also feature a moving performance by a guest vocalist from the community.  

But, that’s not all! The Philharmonic will also play songs from Frozen and Harry Potter, and the auditorium will be filled with joyous singing in a carol sing-along.

There will be free children’s activities in the lobby and yummy treats for sale. This is a Christmas concert you do not want to miss!

Concert Information

The concert will be at the Chapman Cultural Arts Center, 200 East Saint John Street, Spartanburg, SC. There are three concert times:

December 14, 2019 @ 4 pm

December 14, 2019 @ 6 pm

December 15, 2019 @ 2:30 pm

Tickets are $15 – $25. You can buy your tickets at Spartanburg Philharmonic

Concert Giveaway

You can enter for your chance to win a family package of four tickets to The Snowman and Other Holiday Favorites. This giveaway starts now and ends at midnight on November 20, 2019. Good luck!

  • You must be 18 or older and live in the USA to enter this giveaway.
  • You must use a valid email address to enter this giveaway.
  • One entry per person per day.
  • We will contact the winner via the email address provided within three [3] days of the giveaway ending. The winner will have three [3] days (72 hours) to respond via email. If the winner does not respond within the three [3] days (72 hours), the prize will be forfeited and another winner chosen. Directions for claiming the prize will be given via email. A valid photo ID and/or mailing address may be required.
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About the Author
Deborah Pope is a music teacher who loves to have adventures with her husband and three boys. They love hiking, biking, going to playgrounds, and walking in gardens. They make fun wherever they go!

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4 years ago

Sounds like fun!! 🙂

Tami kiser
4 years ago

I love this story–I am familiar mostly from the movie.

4 years ago

Movie first for me, but book first for my son

Mesha Moon
4 years ago

This is sounds like so much fun. We would love to win this! Great family time!

Deedie Padilla
4 years ago

Looks like a great event for the whole family!

Bobbie Bryant
4 years ago

I have a five year old and I would love to bring her to the theater. She has such an artistic mind . She has been a blessing to me. We would love to come.

4 years ago

Movie first for me when I was in elementary school. Now I share the book with my kindergarteners every year.

Athena R
4 years ago

I first heard The Snowman from the book.

4 years ago

Looking forward to the concert!

Rachel Scott
4 years ago

This is my first time hearing about this story, but I think my family would love it!

4 years ago

LOVE!! I heard from the book!

Wendy Kenney
4 years ago

The Book!

4 years ago

We love the book and the movie!

WEndy Waskovich
4 years ago

I LOVE this music and the little boy who sang the song for the movie. We would be so happy to see this! My son learned the song.

Amanda Bennett
4 years ago

Wow what a great program! I love our city for having such wonderful arts. 🙂

Robin Busbin
4 years ago

Awesome movie. I showed it to my 4k class every year. They were mesmerized.

4 years ago

My kindergartener is always making up pretend movie soundtracks. He would love seeing the score to a movie make the story come alive!

Lydia Seppala
4 years ago

This is the first I’ve heard of it actually

Mallory McKnight
4 years ago

This would be fun. I’ve never been.