April 30 & May 1 – Pops Concerts

April 30 & May 1 – Pops Concerts

Lights, Camera, Action!

Musical Gems from Opera, Ballet, Cinema, Broadway, and TV

Our annual Pops concerts are filled with light classical and popular music. They will take place in Green Valley and at Reid Park in Tucson. These free concerts feature winners of our 2022 Young Artists’ Competition.

Saturday, April 30, 2022 ~ 3:00 pm
Valley Presbyterian Church
2800 S Camino Del Sol, Green Valley
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Sunday, May 1, 2022 ~ 7:00 pm
DeMeester Outdoor Performance Center
Reid Park, Tucson
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Concert Program

Featuring winners of the 37th Annual Young Artists’ Competition

Fanfare pour Preceder from La Peri by Paul Dukas
Prelude to Act I from La Traviata by Verdi
Selections from The Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, arranged by Calvin Custer
“White Christmas” by Irving Berlin, arranged by Bruce Chase
Soliloquy, Opus 67 by Bob Atwell
“Colonel Bogey March” by Kenneth Alford, conducted by Ayla Moreno
—- Ayla Moreno ~ 1st Place winner in Jr. Strings, Jr. Piano, and Ensemble

— intermission —

Overture to Candide by Leonard Bernstein

On Saturday, April 30 ~ Valley Presbyterian Church, Green Valley
—- Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, Movement I, by Sergei Prokofiev
—- Jisue Choi, pianist ~ 1st Place in Sr. Piano Division
On Sunday, May 1 ~ Deemester Outdoor Performance Pavilion, Reid Park
—- Elegie for Cello and Orchestra by Gabriel Fauré
—- Molly Urbon-Bonine, cellist ~ 1st Place in Sr. Strings Division

Selections from Victory at Sea
Hollywood Blockbusters
“Moon River” by Mancini, arranged by Marty Gold
“Raiders March” from Raiders of the Lost Ark by John Williams