Principal Pops Conductor Michael Feinstein leads the Pasadena POPS for the 2019 Sierra Summer Concert Series at the Los Angeles County Arboretum with five concerts sure to make your summer sizzle. The 2019 POPS season runs June 22 through Sept. 14 with a jam-packed line-up of multiple award-winning guest artists including Kevin McKidd from “Grey’s Anatomy,” Sag Award-winner LaChanze (“The Help”), Tony-nominees Melissa Errico, Tony Yazbeck, Michael Cavanaugh and Gavin Creel (“Hello Dolly,” “Book of Mormon”), Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba and Michael Feinstein in concert.
Feinstein kicks off the summer on June 22 with Kevin McKidd singing The Great American Songbook. The POPS season opener will celebrate icons from sea to shining sea covering everything from Broadway and Tin Pan Alley to Hollywood. On July 13 Feinstein delivers “Rhapsody in Blue,” Gershwin’s masterpiece that changed the course of music as we now know it, along with favorite jazz and swing standards with Tony nominees Tony Yazbeck and LaChanze, and renowned pianist Frederick Hodges.
Feinstein returns as soloist on Aug. 3 to sing the best of Cole Porter, followed by a rockin’ tribute to Elton John on Aug. 24 starring singing sensation Michael Cavanaugh, dubbed “the new voice of the American Rock and Roll Songbook” (Billboard). For the POPS’ annual movie night on Sept. 14, Feinstein has curated a very special tribute to the 80th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” for MGM Movie Classics. Hear favorites from “Singin’ in the Rain,” “Meet Me in St. Louis” and the Golden Age of Hollywood for this unforgettable season finale.
All concerts are held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. Grounds open for picnicking and dining at 5:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Don’t miss the best outdoor dinner party in town with spacious circular table seating with fine linens, or lawn seating for those who want to bring a blanket – each option carries on the tradition of picnic-dining with your family and friends. Among many venue amenities, concert goers can enjoy pre-ordered gourmet dining packages for on-site pickup just steps from their table from Julienne, Marston’s and Claud & Co. The venue also hosts food trucks and the convenience of two full beverage centers serving wines, beer, coffee and soft drinks.
Audiences get the ultimate outdoor concert experience with large LED video screens to see the artists and orchestra up close, superior sound and the high-quality production value that is a signature of the Pasadena POPS.
The Arboretum is located at 301 N. Baldwin Ave. in Arcadia. Subscribers may purchase pre-paid onsite parking at the Arboretum, and all concertgoers can purchase guaranteed and convenient parking at Santa Anita Park, located just across Baldwin Avenue, with complimentary non-stop shuttle service to the Arboretum’s main entrance.
Single tickets start at $25. Season subscriptions and single tickets are now on sale, and are available by calling the box office at (626)-793-7172, online at PasadenaSymphony-Pops.org or at the Arboretum on the day of the concerts.