You’ll be a bit disappointed if you go to the Trans-Siberian Orchestra’s annual holiday concert expecting to hear the group to play its holiday rock opera “Christmas Eve and Other Stories.”
They’re not doing that this year.
Instead, the bombastic rock act has chosen to rock “The Lost Christmas Eve,” the final chapter of its popular Christmas trilogy—which began with 1996’s “Christmas Eve.” “The Lost Christmas Eve” — which will be played in its entirety — focuses on people in a rundown hotel, an old toy store, a blues bar, and a Gothic cathedral in New York City on Christmas Eve. But don’t worry.
The TSO will heat up its huge light and laser show and dust off yuletide favorites such as “Christmas Eve/Sarajevo 12/24” during the second half of the concert. 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Times Union Center, 51 S. Pearl St., Albany. $33-$73. 487-2000; http://timesunion.com