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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 www.pasadenapops.org.

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Joyce Rudolph


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