The Sherman Symphony Orchestra has rescheduled its annual Christmas Pops concert for 3 p.m. on January 5. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8, was rescheduled due to the heavy winter storm that passed through the region earlier in the month.

The Sherman Symphony Orchestra has rescheduled its annual Christmas Pops concert for 3 p.m. on January 5. The concert, which was originally scheduled for Dec. 7 and 8, was rescheduled due to the heavy winter storm that passed through the region earlier in the month.


For the rescheduled concert, the orchestra is considering simply calling it the Sherman Symphony Pops, said conductor Daniel Dominick. Despite the performance being scheduled after Christmas, the concert will continue as originally planned as the Christmas portion was only one piece of a greater performance, said Dominick. The performance will consist of classical pops pieces, Christmas favorites, and this years feature, Prokofiev’s "Peter and the Wolf".


Dominick was unsure if they’d still be able to do the traditional sing-a-long.


"Although I am sure it wouldn’t hurt anyone’s feelings if we went ahead and did it," he said.


Along with the name change, the performance has changed venues from the Sid Richardson Center at Austin College to the Kidd-Key Auditorium. The change to a bigger venue allows the orchestra to fit attendees from both of the cancelled performances into one, said Dominick. Between 400 and 500 tickets to the performances were sold in advance, said Dominick. Those tickets will be honored at the concert.


"I have no idea about the turnout for this," he said, referring to the rescheduled performance.


With the change in venue, the orchestra has had to adapt some aspects of the concert. While he plans to decorate for the concert, Dominick had to forgo the tables and reduce some of the decorations. Kidd-Key does not permit food and drinks, as the Sid Richardson Center has in the past.


"I wish we could have all the decorations, tables, and snacks and have the concert before Christmas," said Dominick. "This is unfortunately the hand we were dealt."