Monterey County Pops! RETURNS TO NPS!
Monterey County Pops! presented free summer concerts at NPS from 1985 to 2012.
The “Concert on the Lawn” is sponsored by Naval
Support Activity Monterey MWR. The Del Monte Avenue Gate opens to the public at 10 a.m. Parking is free. The Money Band will also perform. The event ends at 4:00 p.m.
Cars and pedestrians must enter through Del Monte Avenue Gate. Guests 18+ must present government issued ID to enter Naval Support Activity Monterey. Bring your own blanket and chairs. Enjoy food and beverages brought to you by Club Del Monte. No outside food or beverage is permitted.
For more information: 831 656-3223 or 831 656-6059 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The free public concert conducted by Monterey County Pops! Music Director, Dr. Carl Christensen, will feature 20 professional musicians of Monterey County Pops! performing patriotic selections, classical favorites, movie music by Alan Silvestri, and jazz classics.
The program will include patriotic music such as “God Bless America”, “Armed Forces Salute”, John Philip Sousa’s “Stars and Stripes Forever”, and “Our America Medley” (Yankee Doodle, You’re a Grand Old Flag, This Land is Your Land, God Bless the USA).
Featured modern “pops” selections will include “Classics of the Big-Band Era” (String of Pearls, Satin
Doll, Intermission Riff, Sophisticated Lady, Opus One) and “Lord of the Dance.”
Classical “pops” will be represented by the “Light Cavalry Overture” of vonSuppé and “Sabre Dance” by Aram Khachaturian.
A very special treat on the program will be a performance on the Xylophone by long-time Monterey County Pops! timpanist, Beverly Reese Dorcy of The Golden Age of the Xylophone. The instrument enjoyed a surge of popularity in America during the early 1900’s as it was well suited to the percussive and lively music of the era. The medley includes Shine on Harvest Moon, Bill Bailey, and Twelfth Street Rag. Beverly, a Minnesota native, is an active freelance timpanist and percussionist in both the San Diego and San Francisco Bay areas. She has performed with the Marin Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Berkeley Symphony, California Symphony, San Francisco Pocket Opera, West Edge Opera, and San Francisco Golden Gate Park Band, among others, and toured Brazil performing with the San Francisco Women’s Philharmonic. She is in her 18th year with the Monterey County Pops.
Monterey County Pops! is an orchestra dedicated to bringing pops and patriotic music performed by professional musicians to the families and visitors of Monterey County free-of-charge, and to strategically identify, engage, and educate underserved youth of Monterey County.
501(c)(3) Tax ID #77-076147
CONTACTS FOR INTERVIEWS:
Board President – Ken White (831) 624-4538
Board Vice President – Doug Lee (831) 373-8550
Conductor – Carl Christensen (831) 484-5511