Pasadena Symphony and Pops’ annual free Music Under The Stars concert is scheduled for June 6 at the Pasadena City Hall Centennial Square. This is the first year that the event will be held in partnership with Make Music Pasadena.
The family fun will start at 5:30 p.m. with pre-concert activities, family-style picnicking, and food trucks. Families will be invited to create their own music with the instruments of the orchestra at the instrument “petting zoo,” where kids of all ages can toot flutes, blow trumpets, bow strings, and bang on percussion instruments. Families can also take their own picnic or can purchase a variety of offerings from the collection of food trucks that will be there.
The 2015 Music Under the Stars will be a tribute to the Ladies of the Great American Songbook and will celebrate iconic music from Hollywood, Broadway, and beyond. Under the baton and emcee talents of Larry Blank, Resident Pops Conductor, the performance guest artists will include Broadway sensation Debbie Gravitte (“Chicago, and “Les Miserables”), Meredith Patterson (“42nd St.” and “The Boyfriend”) and Christina Saffran (“Singin’ in the Rain” and “The Music Man”). Blank will lead the ensemble in musical selections from Rodgers and Hart, Marvin Hamlisch, Jule Styne, Steven Sondheim, George Gershwin and more. The JPL chorus, composed of volunteer JPL employees and under the direction of Donald Brinegar, will complete the line-up. The concert will take place from 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
“This year promises to be bigger than ever,” said Lora Unger, Chief Executive Officer of the Pasadena Symphony Association. “With our partnership with Make Music Pasadena, we’re excited to join a day celebrating the musical tradition that builds such strong community within Pasadena.”
Admission to this event will be free thanks to the support of Bank of America. You are encouraged to bring a blanket or low-back chairs to better enjoy the concert. Rental chairs will also be available for $3. For more information visit http://www.PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or call 626.793.7172.
If you need to park, here are a few options: Plaza Las Fuentes Structure (Union Ave & Los Robles); School House Parking Facility (Green St. & Raymond Ave); Pasadena Center/Sheraton Parking Structure (Marengo & Cordova); Paseo Colorado Subterranean Garage; Paseo Colorado Marengo Avenue Parking Structure; Paseo Colorado Los Robles Parking Structure; Arroyo Seco Park Parking (Raymond Ave or Arroyo Blvd), and Marriott Courtyard Hotel Parking (enter on Raymond).
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