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Pasadena Pops salute ‘Red, White and Blue’...

Pasadena Pops salute ‘Red, White and Blue’

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE -- The Pasadena Pops Orchestra’s summer

season begins with a bang Friday and Saturday with the “Red, White

and Blue” salute to the Fourth of July at Descanso Gardens.


Acclaimed recording artist Jubilant Sykes will sing four American

spirituals, the Swing Dolls’ toe-tapping tunes will evoke memories of

the Andrews Sisters, and POPS Concertmaster Barry Socher will play a

solo tribute to legendary American composer Charles Ives.


Maestra Rachael Worby leads the orchestra.

The season continues with “Fit for a King!” July 18 and 19,

including Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto to Nat King Cole; “Kick Up

Your Heels” Aug. 15 and 16, featuring Louise Reichlin & Dancers in

choreography inspired by Tchaikovsky’s “Sleeping Beauty"; and “Beyond

the Stars” Sept. 5 and 6, showcasing Mozart’s Jupiter Symphony.

A one-night, non-subscription benefit will feature “Cherish the

Ladies,” an Irish traditional music group, on Aug. 2.


All concerts begin at 7:30 p.m. Descanso Gardens is at 1418

Descanso Drive in La Canada Flintridge. Parking for subscription

events is free. Gates open at 5:30 p.m. for picnicking. Tickets range

from theater-style seating (Section C) at $19 per ticket to table

seating (Sections A and B) from $40 to $61 per ticket.

For “Cherish the Ladies,” tickets range from $25 theater-style

seating and up to $80 for table seating. To order tickets or for more

information, call (626) 792-7677 or log on to


Joyce Rudolph