Prescott POPS Symphony 2022-2023 Season
Sun, Aug 7 | 3pm
Prepare yourself for an incredible experience as the Prescott POPS Symphony, POPS Festival Chorus and special guest soloists surround you with the sounds of Lerner & Loewe. The names Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe became synonymous with blockbuster Broadway musicals beginning with their first smash hit, Brigadoon. Over 30 years, the marvelous duo created shows for both stage and screen, packing the house for some of the best musicals ever staged, including My Fair Lady, Gigi, Camelot and Paint Your Wagon. Leave it to the talented musicians and singers with the Prescott POPS to delight you with favorites like “I Could Have Danced All Night,” “If Ever I Would Leave You," “Thank Heaven For Little Girls," “The Rain In Spain," and “Get Me To The Church On Time” just to name a few of the wonderful songs in store. One of our favorites and yours, the talented Darrell Rowader, will be orchestra conductor as well as choral director for this huge production. Expect nothing but the best from guest artists Anna-Lisa Hackett, Chad Millar, Scott Neese, Toni Tennille and Don Langford, as all present an afternoon of exciting musical entertainment!
A Tribute to the Film Composer
Sun, Sept 18 | 3pm
The Pops are thrilled to welcome Conductor Emeritus, Paul Manz, as he returns to share the podium with Maestro, Ryan Gastonguay. Music sets the stage and leads us through the stories, evoking excitement, fear, amusement, passion, awe and all the emotions that make our favorite motion pictures memorable. Music brings to mind the moments and occasions when you watched those films for the first time and every time thereafter. The Pops will take you on a musical journey of classic film scores written by some of the world’s finest composers. Enjoy the music of Erich Korngold, Max Steiner, John Barry, Jerry Goldsmith, Elmer Bernstein, Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, Miklós Rózsa, Maurice Jarre, Ernest Gold and others. Rest assured you will relive the thrills and emotions that make your movie memories.
The Many Moods of Christmas
Sun, Dec 11 | 3pm
A favorite tradition for Prescott area residents, our holiday concert will once again inspire, celebrate, and unite us in the spirit of the season. The Many Moods of Christmas by Robert Shaw and Robert Russell Bennett is comprised of four suites of wonderful Christmas favorites, from “O Come, All Ye Faithful,” “Joy to the World,” and “Silent Night” to “Away in a Manger,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing" and more. The orchestra under the baton of Ryan Gastonguay and the Pops chorus directed by Darrell Rowader will delight you with a magical afternoon sure to add to your holiday joy.
Composer and lyricist Irving Berlin is one of the greatest American songwriters. Born in Russia in 1888, his family fled the persecution of their Jewish community, emigrating to New York City in the mid 1890s. The Prescott Pops Symphony and special guests present the marvelous music of this brilliant composer. “There’s No Business Like Show Business," "Cheek to Cheek," "Always,” "Puttin’ On The Ritz," and many more of his classics will charm and enchant you. An afternoon of unforgettable music - we promise you’ll leave with a happy heart!
Sun, May 21 | 3pm
Internationally acclaimed violinist, Steven Moeckel, brings to Prescott his extensive talents as he joins the Prescott Pops Symphony for our final concert of the season. If you’ve yet to enjoy Moeckel’s violin virtuosity, or even if you have, you most certainly will want to experience this rare opportunity to hear him in concert with the Pops. Get ready to have fun and relish the music of “Carmen Fantasy for Violin and Orchestra” by Pablo de Sarasate; “Love Theme from Cinema Paradiso” by Ennio Morricone; and “Por Una Cabeza” by Carlos Gardel and lyricist Alfredo Le Pera (one of the most well-known tangos in the world, created in 1935). Come listen to the beauty!