Editor's Rating

Art quality cool for the yule celebrates Dylan Thomas in Texas.


Sunday, December 21, 2014

First Presbyterian Church
8001 Mesa Blvd
Austin, TX

General admission tickets $15 ( $10 seniors, $5 children)


Experience the magic of an old time radio hour, as
Texas jazz musicians Alex Coke, Suzi SternRich Harney and Evan Arredondo
bring Dylan Thomas’ beloved holiday tale to life.

Amidst the sounds of songs, toys and improvised music,
A Child’s Christmas in Wales sparkles with musical surprise
inspired by the enchanting shortstory,
the original text with wondrous results.

Featuring memorable compositions and performances
by pianist Harney, vocalist Stern, the swinging bass of Evan “Sticky Lopez” Arredondo,
multi instrumentalist Coke, and a dazzling array
of toys and effects that ring, pop, whistle, bleet and more…
we hope you’ll join us for this year’s only Austin public performance,
in celebration of the season and Dylan Thomas’
100th year.

In true holiday spirit, A Child’s Christmas In Wales
gives the gift of music and mirth
to listeners, literature fans, families, and children of all ages.

RH Child's Christmas


‘Once upon a time, three Austin jazz musicians went Christmas shopping. They came home with snow, wistful memories of snow, tall quiet drifts of snow. They also came home with a storybook, a nostalgic Christmas tale by the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas. And they came home with toys: whistles and bugles and squeaky rubber ducks. The jazz musicians sat together with their gifts, their memories, their instruments. And then they created a piece of art – part music, part spoken word, part toy symphony …’

Brad Buchholz, Austin American Statesman