5/22/2013 8:28:00 AM Prescott POPS Symphony '13-'14 tickets available now
Conductor Paul Manz
Special to the Review
The Prescott POPS Symphony has announced its 2013-2014 season. Tickets are now available from the Yavapai College Performance Arts Center ticketing office at 928-776-2000, or in person at the office. All concerts are at 3 p.m. on Sunday afternoons at Yavapai College.
The season will open on July 14 with "An Afternoon in the Park." Imagine yourself in the park while actually being in the beautiful air-conditioned Yavapai College Performing Arts Center to hear trumpet virtuoso Emery Harvison from the Phoenix Symphony perform the Arutunian trumpet concerto and Trumpeter's Lullaby. Paul Manz, conductor.
The excitement continues on Aug. 4 with "The American Spirit - Celebrating Freedom." The POPS will be joined by the Festival Chorus to perform such classics as Battle Hymn, the Armed Forces Salute, American Elegy and God Bless America. Music from "The Hobbit," MGM and "ET" will stir your soul. Paul Manz & Darrell Rowader, conductors.
Everyone enjoys hearing a virtuoso, and you'll hear one on Sept. 29 with the "The Ultimate Piano." When International Steinway Artist James D'Leon performed with the symphony the audience was in awe. They are pleased to welcome him back as he performs Rachmaninoff's 2nd Piano Concerto. Tap your toes to the music of "The King & I." The POPS will also perform the monumental music from "JAWS" and the incredibly exciting Metamorphic Symphony by Hindemith with Paul Manz as conductor.
The annual holiday show is always popular, and this year is no exception when you'll enjoy "Snowflakes, Sleigh bells & Sugar-Plum Fairies." The impressive Festival Chorus again joins the POPS for a celebration of the season featuring music from "Home Alone" and the "Messiah." Enjoy a "mini" Nutcracker as local ballet stars entertain you. Kids and adults alike will be thrilled by music from "The Polar Express." Paul Manz and Darrell Rowader are the conductors.
The season will draw to a close as you get a date to attend "Isn't it Romantic!" Blast off to romance as the POPS presents romantic music of the stars. Hold your neighbor's hand as they feature "Somewhere in Time" (Carol Manz, piano) and "Misty" (Gary Flowers, clarinet). But be prepared for excitement when the symphony plays "Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith" and both Jupiter and Mars from The Planets by Gustav Holst. Hold your breath to the opening fanfare from "Also Sprach Zarathustra" (theme to 2001: A Space Odyssey) with conductor Paul Manz.