Holidays and beyond
This Saturday, December 17, the Camellia Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini, will be joined by the Bellissima European Dance Academy for a performance featuring highlights from Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker. The concert’s second half will feature a classic not necessarily associated with the holidays, but one that’s a crowdpleaser nonetheless: Beethoven’s Symphony No. 5. Reservations recommended. $8-$30; 7:30 p.m. Saturday, December 17, in the Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center, 3835 Freeport Boulevard; (800) 838-3006; www.camelliasymphony.org.