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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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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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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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We’re thrilled to have Jeff Korn back to sing with us for Pops. His expressive singing and charming manner makes the best songs even better. Our great friend of the orchestra, composer and arranger Bernie Hoffer, has created a medley

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The River is a suite for ballet, a collaboration between Alvin Ailey and Ellington. The original concept was a depiction of the Mississippi, but Ellington’s plan evolved to a more spiritual level, a theme of birth and rebirth. The project had a rocky

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