Southwest Symphony Orchestra

The Southwest Symphony Orchestra (SSO), under the direction of David L. Crane, will present “Holiday Gifts of Music,” on Friday, Dec. 6, at 7:30 p.m., at St. Damian Church, 5250 W. 155th St., in Oak Forest. The SSO will collaborate with the St. Damian Music Ministry and the Oak Lawn Park District Voices of the Valley to present this holiday program. On Sunday, Dec. 8, at 4 p.m., at St. George Church, 6707 W. 175th St., in Tinley Park, the SSO will join the St. George Music Ministry and the Voices of the Valley in concert. The collaborations between local music ministries and the SSO have become a regular holiday tradition. Tickets for both concerts are $20 for adults, and $7 for students. Children 10 and under are free. For more information, call (708) 802-0686. (photo by malyszphoto.com)