The Daily Courier Logo
Trusted local news leader for Prescott area communities since 1882
7:11 AM Mon, Sept. 24th

Prescott POPS presents Beethoven's best

Courtesy photo<BR> 
Paul Manz, founding conductor of the Prescott POPS Symphony, will conduct the orchestra in a concert Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

Courtesy photo<BR> Paul Manz, founding conductor of the Prescott POPS Symphony, will conduct the orchestra in a concert Sunday, Sept. 30, at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center.

Anticipation is building for the Prescott POPS Symphony concert on Sunday, Sept. 30, because of a special presentation of Beethoven's 5th Symphony, conductor Paul Manz said.

"This is the most popular music of all time. I have heard from audience members already who are excited to hear it. They never get to hear a full symphony performed by the POPS, and this will give them a chance."

The concert, entitled "Metamorphosis," begins at 3 p.m. in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $24 for adults, $5 for youths and are available by visiting the college's community events office on the Prescott campus, 1100 E. Sheldon St., by calling 776-2000 or visiting www.prescottsymphony.com.

"The first four notes of Beethoven's 5th are probably the most well known motif, or small theme, in musical history," Manz said. "Beethoven's 5th stands out as an actual full symphony from the Romantic era."

The performance will also include music from "Les Miserables," the film, "Hook," the overture to "The Pirates of Penzance," "A Salute to Old Blue Eyes (Frank Sinatra), and "Georgia on My Mind," as performed by Jesse Pursley, principal trombonist. Other highlights of the concert include "Three Little Maids," featuring Linda Rowader, Lia Bardin and Kelly Taylor.