Special discounted tickets are available to all veterans and their families.
Florida’s “Neil Diamond” Bobby Palermo has been featured at Caesars Palace Harrah’s and Bally’s, voted #1 Neil Diamond Impersonator in America and Entertainer of the Year by Tampa Bay Magazine. He joins the Pops for a special tribute to America’s veterans. Special discounted tickets are available to all veterans and their families.
Sunday, December 10 • 3pm • Riverview PAC
Monday, December 11 • 7:30pm • Neel PAC
Join Jenny and the Pops to ring in the holidays with all of your seasonal favorites and showing us what she does best with opera arias. Sylvia McNair, two time grammy winner and noted soprano says “when Jenny sings, it’s magic!”
FROM DALLAS WITH LOVE
Sunday, February 11 • 3pm • Riverview PAC
Monday, February 12 • 7:30pm • Neel PAC
Best known for her role as Afton Cooper in the TV drama Dallas and her role as Val Clarke in the film version of A Chorus Line, Audrey has performed with Bob Hope, Billy Crystal, Glen Campbell, Rich Little and many more. She has composed over 200 songs and produced, directed and stared in many TV and motion picture shows. Now she joins the Pops to perform her favorite songs from the Great American Songbook.
HYMAN IN THE HOUSE
Sunday, March 25 • 3pm • Riverview PAC
Monday, March 26 • 7:30pm • Neel PAC
A jazz legend, Dick Hyman brings his long and busy career as a keyboard artist, music arranger and composer and upwards to 1,000 albums to the stage with the Pops. Marilyn McPartland before she died in 2013 noted that “Mr. Hyman knows more songs than any other jazz musician.” Now he joins the Pops for a concert from Ragtime through Big Bands and Swing to Today’s Jazz.
Last year was the first year the Pops had ever hosted a “tribute act,” and our time with “Bob Hope” was exceptional, so I was very excited when we were able to match a performance date with Neil Diamond tribute artist Bobby Palermo. Its a perfect fit for our seasoned Pops Orchestra audience and our collaboration with the Sarasota Military Officers Association to revive our popular Veterans Day show. “Neil” will sing all of his hits with the orchestra, and will highlight a salute to our Veterans by singing his song America, Lee Greenwood’s God Bless the USA, an original song called Heros, and many more patriotic numbers.