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Symphony brings Rogers and Hammerstein classics to life

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PRESCOTT – The Prescott Pops Symphony presents an evening of Rogers and Hammerstein classics, Sunday, 3 p.m., at the Yavapai College Performance Hall.

Guest conductor Darrell Rowader will lead the symphony through 25 separate numbers from “The Sound of Music,” “State Fair,” “Oklahoma,” “Cinderella,” “Carousel,” “South Pacific” and “The King and I.”

Rowader has performed in more than 25 operatic roles in seven languages throughout North America and Europe, and currently is the director of Master Chorale and Community Chorale at Yavapai College.

Soloists in the night’s performances are baritones Michael Tully and Ron Sautter, soprano Linda Dale Rowader, mezzo-soprano Isola Jones and soprano Christanna Lee Rowader.

Tully has studied a wide range of vocal styles and performed with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Sacramento Philharmonic Orchestra and Nebraska Symphony among others.

Linda Dale Rowader recently performed in Mozart’s Requiem at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

Christanna Lee Rowader performed with the Prescott Pops during their 2004, 2005 and 2006 seasons and is studying musical theater and film at Arizona State University.

Isola Jones made her professional debut in the Verdi Requiem with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and has since sung more than 500 performances at the Metropolitan Opera, paired with international artists like Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo, Leontyne Price and Joan Sutherland.

Tickets are $15 and available at the Yavapai College box-office at 776-2000.

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