‘Pop’ goes the American Songbook, in Pasadena, under Feinstein baton 1

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The Pasadena Symphony and POPS organization practiced what the Chinese call “double happiness” this week, announcing, in one fell swoop, the re-upping of conductor Michael Feinstein’s contract with the POPS (where he started in 2013) and the roll-out of a rich summer menu of American Songbook concerts at their bandshell digs in the Los Angeles County Arboretum in Arcadia, California.

“Under Michael Feinstein’s direction, the Pasadena POPS is now the preeminent symphonic voice of the Great American Songbook,” asserts POPS chief executive officer Lora Unger.

Let’s let the magic and the moonlight prove whether that is truly so.

RosemaryClooneyFirst Ladies of Song:
Judy Garland, Rosemary Clooney & Peggy Lee

Michael Feinstein, Conductor
Soloists Cady Huffman, Lynn Roberts, Madelyn Baillio deliver “Big Spender,” “Don’t Rain on My Parade,” “Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart,” “Fascinating Rhythm”
June 18, 2016
BillyJoelMusic of Billy Joel
Larry Blank, conductor
Michael Cavanaugh to perform “Piano Man,” “Uptown Girl,” “We didn’t Start the Fire,” “New York State of Mind”
July 9, 2016
sinatraSinatra Project Volume 2
Michael Feinstein, soloist
Larry Blank, conductor
Feinstein brings latest installment of his Grammy-nominated “Sinatra Project”
July 30, 2016
cole-porterCole Porter Night
Michael Feinstein, Conductor
Catherine Russell, Nick Ziobro, soloists
“Begin the Beguine,” “It’s De Lovely,” “Just One of Those Things,” “So In Love,” “I Love Paris”
August 20, 2016
gallery_warner-bros-400x400A Salute to Warner Bros.
Michael Feinstein, Conductor
Allyson Briggs, Todd Murray, soloists
“The Music Man,” “Gypsy,” “Hooray for Hollywood,” “As Time Goes By”
September 10, 2016

Sierra Auto POPS Summer Series | Pasadena Symphony & Pops | Los Angeles County Arboretum | June 18 thru Sept 10

One comment on “‘Pop’ goes the American Songbook, in Pasadena, under Feinstein baton

  1. Dr. Margie Baker Jun 10,2016 8:17 pm

    You have wonderful features and writers. I love Mr. Kirk Silsbee’s reviews.

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