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Pops Package 2018-19


Overview

Enjoy electrifying performances of popular music's most enduring favorites — backed by the "Hollywood" sound of Pacific Symphony!

This series consists of 5 performances.


Christmas with Jackie Evancho

Christmas with Jackie Evancho

December 14 & 15, 2018

Come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as teenage superstar Jackie Evancho performs some of the most memorable classics of the season including hits from her holiday album and more.


Valentine's Day with Kenny G

Valentine's Day with Kenny G

February 15 & 16, 2019

Sultry, sweet sounds of saxophone superstar Kenny G meld with the full orchestra when Pacific Symphony delivers a romantic Valentine’s evening of music. By grafting elements of R&B, pop and Latin to his smooth jazz foundation, Kenny G is one of the most iconic and best-selling instrumentalists of all time.


Leslie Odom, Jr.

Leslie Odom, Jr.

March 15 & 16, 2019

Best known for his Tony and Grammy Award-winning performance as Aaron Burr in the original cast of Broadway’s “Hamilton” and his part in the musical TV series, “Smash,” Leslie Odom, Jr. joins the Symphony with a specially curated selection of Broadway and jazz hits including Jerome Kern’s “Look for the Silver Lining” and Nat King Cole’s “I Know That You Know.”


Music of Queen

Music of Queen

April 26 & 27, 2019

Epic rock riffs and majestic symphonic strings will come together in perfect harmony as Pacific Symphony pays tribute to one of the greatest bands of all time. Joined by high energy band and vocalists Windborne, the Symphony performs hits such as “Bohemian Rhapsody,” “We Are the Champions,” “Killer Queen,” “Crazy Little Thing Called Love,” “Another One Bites the Dust” and many more!


The Music Man in Concert

The Music Man in Concert

May 31, 2019 & June 1, 2019

“Ya got trouble” in River City, when a fast-talking con man has his heart stolen by the town librarian. The Music Man became an instant hit on Broadway, winning five Tony Awards beating out “West Side Story” for “Best Musical.” The cast album went on to win the Grammy Award (the first ever) while the film score won an Academy Award. This romantic comedy is an energetic slice of Americana filled with romantic ballads, rousing marches and lively barbershop quartets. Selections such as “Seventy-Six Trombones,” “Til There Was You,” “Marian the Librarian” and “Goodnight my Someone” have become perennial favorites.

Trivia note: The 1962 film’s final parade scene used the USC marching band and featured a young Richard Kaufman on trombone.