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Bernie Hoffer at Pops

Over the years, composer and arranger Bernie Hoffer has done many new arrangements of songs from the classic American Songbook. Jazz singers like Marlene Ver Planck and Maureen McMullan have performed these tunes with us with their wonderful flair. This

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Susan Jackson plays Liebermann Flute Concerto

For Pops this season, Susan Jackson, the orchestra’s principal flutist, will play the first movement of Lowell Liebermann’s Flute Concerto. The concerto starts out with a beautiful melody that might be from a movie soundtrack. Then the music bursts forth

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Heroes and Villains at Pops

From the utopian world of Candide to the denizens of the underworld, we play for you some famous tunes for heroes and villains in our Pops concerts this May. We’ve got Superman, Mephisto, and Candide. We’ll also have a My

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Our beloved jazz singer Marlene VerPlanck has died

The whole orchestra is saddened to hear of the passing of Marlene VerPlanck in January. It was such a pleasure to have her perform with us. Her performance was polished and gracious, and her jazzy style was perfect for the

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Horn soloist at Pops

At Pops we usually have a soloist from the orchestra, but it is seldom a brass player. This year, our principal horn Jeff Stewart performs the beautiful, but relatively obscure Nocturno for Horn and Strings by Franz Strauss. The gently virtuosic

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