Indian River Pops Orchestra announces its 13th season

         Maestro Owen Seward

           The Indian River Pops Orchestra will once again wow audiences during its 13th season.  According to Maestro Owen Seward, “This season will feature the orchestras’ special brand of symphonic light classics, movie score favorites, and many of Broadway’s most memorable highlights, along with our usual brand of special surprises.”

            From Tchaikovsky’s popular “Capriccio Italian,” to great film scores, on to Broadway, with highlights from “South Pacific,” featuring soprano Dorothy Yanes, the Indian River Pops Orchestra’s season opener, “Some Enchanted Evening”, promises to truly be a captivating evening of musical favorites.  Two “enchanted” concerts will be held; the first on Saturday, November 2 at 7:30 pm at the Lyric Theatre in Stuart and then again on Sunday, November 3 at 7:00pm at The Eissey Campus Theatre in Palm Beach Gardens.

The orchestra will combine musical forces with the Robert Sharon Chorale, a children’s choir, bell ringers, and more to ring in the holiday season with “Holiday Greetings with the Pops.” The holiday concert will be held on Sunday, December 15, at 7:00pm, at the Eissey Campus Theatre.

            It’s a party on New Year’s Eve with vocalists Lorianna Colozza and Seth Muse.  From the favorite big band standards to the stunning music of Andrew Lloyd Weber’s “Phantom of the Opera”, this will be a gala of enduring musical memories.  Musical surprises galore will include Viennese Waltzes, and in the tradition of Guy Lombardo, a big band bash with the New Gardens Band and Broadway singers.  The “New Year’s Eve Gala” will begin at 8:00pm at the Eissey Campus Theatre and will include party hats and favors, refreshments, and great fun.

             Nationally renowned jazz pianist Copeland Davis is back by popular demand to rock the house alongside the POPS orchestra, with electrifying hits, jazz/pops style.  “Copeland Davis and the POPS” will take the stage on Sunday, February 23, at 7:00pm at the Eissey Campus Theatre, followed by a second concert at The Lyric Theatre on Saturday, March 1 at 7:30pm.

            A special presentation of the most celebrated works of the 20th century will take place with the Indian River POPS and Robert Sharon Chorale on two dates in April.   Carmena Burana is an epic work by composer Carl Orff of bawdy and sometime erotic poems, set to exciting and evocative music. This work remains an international favorite because of the exciting music and bold text.  “Carmene Burana” will happen on Sunday, April 6, at 7:00 pm at the Eissey Campus Theatre and on Saturday, April 12, 7:30 pm at the Duncan Theatre in Lake Worth.

            Two concerts saluting Broadway will be held in May. With full orchestra and special guest vocalists, this annual favorite includes over a dozen hits from as many Broadway shows to bring down the house!  “The POPS on Broadway” will be held on Saturday, May 3 at 7:30pm at The Lyric Theatre, and again on Sunday, May 4 at 7pm at the Eissey Campus Theatre.

            Individual concert tickets are $25.  For season subscription prices, call the Eissey Theatre (561) 207-5900 or The Lyric Theatre (772) 286-7827.  The Eissey Theatre is located at 11051 Campus Drive in Palm Beach Gardens.  The Lyric Theatre is located at 59 S.W. Flagler Avenue, downtown Stuart and  The Duncan Theatre is located at 4200 Congress Avenue Lake Worth, (561) 868.3309.

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