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2015/16 SEASON

Celebrating 40 Years


Conductor Robyn L. Bell has a sparkling lineup of concerts planned to make the Pops Orchestra’s 40th anniversary season its most exciting ever.

It all begins in December with a stunning presentation of a Christmas classic that’s certain to spark the holiday spirit.

There’ll be a special salute along the way to Frank Sinatra in celebration of his 100th birthday.

And it’s going to take a village to showcase some of the greatest young musical talent in our communities.

Performance Schedule

A Christmas Carol

The Concert

Saturday, December 12 - 7:30 PMSunday, December 13 - 2:00 PM

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Charles Dickens’ beloved Christmas Carol as you’ve never seen or heard before. Enjoy the timeless story of Ebenezer Scrooge through glorious and memorable new songs in this holiday classic. A Christmas Carol — The Concert has musical styles ranging from classical and Broadway, to blues and gospel. The Pops Orchestra teams with the State College of Florida Foundation and SCF Musical Theater class to bring you this extraordinary concert. Directed by Melodie Dickerson and starring actors Jim Sorenson as Scrooge and Catherine Randazzo as Narrator. Don’t miss this spectacular holiday event.

Let's Be Frank

Sunday, February 21 - 3:00 PMMonday, February 22 - 7:30 PM

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The Pops celebrates Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday with a concert dedicated to “Ol’ Blue Eyes.” New York City singer and jazz stylist Cole Rumbough will perform several Sinatra favorites, and featured musical selections from 1975 and 1976 will recognize the Pops’ 40th anniversary.

It Takes a Village

Sunday, April 10 - 3:00 PMMonday, April 11 - 7:30 PM

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The Pops Orchestra features a youth theme with local music scholarship winners taking the stage. Concert Master Felicia Brunelle will play the Entr’acte from “Sleeping Beauty” and the Orchestra will perform selections from Copeland’s “Billy the Kid,” Benjamin Britten’s “Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra” and Disney’s “Frozen.”

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