Originally Published: July 31, 2015 5:39 p.m.
On the heels of last month's Prescott POPS performance featuring Paul Manz' return to conduct his favorite musical compositions, the symphony's season upcoming performance centers on the songs of Alan Lerner and Frederick Loewe. At the performance on Sunday, August 2 at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, the orchestra will be conducted by Darrell Rowader and joined by the POPS Festival Chorus.
In an email, Marketing and Media Coordinator Kathy Wells wrote that the concert will be an incredible experience with the Prescott POPS Symphony and Festival Chorus with special guest soloists.
"The names Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe became synonymous with blockbuster Broadway musicals beginning with their first smash hit, 'Brigadoon,'" she wrote. "For over 30 years, the marvelous duo created shows for both stage and screen, packing the house for some of the best musicals ever staged."
Wells stated that the musicians and singers with the Prescott POPS will perform favorites such as "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."
And alongside the orchestra and festival chorus, Wells wrote, the performance will also see the talents of guest artists such as David Britton, Earl Hazell, Linda Miller, Mike Nache, Linda Rowader and Christanna Rowader. Further, she wrote that "one of our favorites and yours, the talented Darrell Rowader, will be orchestra conductor as well as choral director for this huge production."
From the guest artists, Wells wrote that the audience should "expect nothing but the best."
The performance will be at the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center, 1100 E. Sheldon St., and will begin at 3p.m. on Sunday, August 2.
Tickets are $24 and can be purchased online at www.ycpac.com.
For more information about Prescott POPS, visit www.prescottpops.com
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