WANT TO GO?
"Home for the Holidays"
West Virginia Symphony Orchestra
WHERE: Clay Center
WHEN: 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday
TICKETS: Adults $12 to $64, students $10 to $52
INFO: 304-561-3570 or www.theclaycenter.orgCHARLESTON, W.Va. --Some people like to ease into the Christmas season, taking their time and savoring it in small morsels. Lindsey Goodman is not one of those people.
Giggling over the phone from her home in Ohio, the principal flutist for the West Virginia Symphony Orchestra announced, "I am officially a Christmas freak!"
That makes her the perfect fit as the featured soloists for the symphony's "Home for the Holidays" concerts at the Clay Center this weekend. The two shows are part of a select number the Virginia native will play in December.
"I shut everything down in December," she said. "I shut everything down pretty much that isn't Christmas related."
Through the holidays, Goodman said she sticks to teaching and a few holiday concerts here and there. It leaves her more time to enjoy the Christmas season.
By now, of course, Goodman and her husband have decorated their home inside and out, and their house is awash in garlands, red velvet bows and white lights.
"Nearly every surface of my house is decorated," she said. "But I'm a traditionalist -- except for the bathroom, which has been taken over by snowmen."