PARAMUS, N.J. – Celebrate the holiday season with an uplifting performance from the Bergen Sinfonia Orchestra Saturday, Dec. 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Bergen Community College’s Anna Maria Ciccone Theatre (400 Paramus Road).

Under the musical direction of Murray Colosimo and featuring Metropolitan opera lyric soprano Sara Beth Pearson, the orchestra will perform excerpts from Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake Ballet” along with seasonal works from Mozart and Johann Strauss. Pearson made her solo debut with the Metropolitan Opera in its 2012 production of “Manon” and returned as a soloist in “La Rondine” and “Les Dialogues des Carmelites.”

A preshow in the theatre lobby will feature Canadian brass carols.

Tickets are $45 for the general public, with discounts offered to senior citizens, Bergen faculty and guests. For additional information, please call (201) 447-7428 or visit

Based in Paramus, Bergen Community College (, a public two-year coeducational college, enrolls more than 14,000 students at locations in Paramus, the Philip Ciarco Jr. Learning Center in Hackensack and Bergen Community College at the Meadowlands in Lyndhurst. The College offers associate degree, certificate and continuing education programs in a variety of fields. More students graduate from Bergen than any other community college in the state.

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