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Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Perform All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander and Ebb, May 15-18, 2014
Program features Broadway stars Beth Leavel, Ron Remke, Ted Keegan, Nikki Renée Daniels and Kirsten Scott
Baltimore, Md. (May 2, 2014) – Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and an incredible cast of singers and dancers in a production of works by the award-winning, four-decade songwriting duo John Kander and Fred Ebb on Thursday, May 15 at 8 p.m. atThe Music Center at Strathmore, Friday, May 16 at 8 p.m., Saturday, May 17 at 8 p.m. andSunday, May 18 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The evening will include a series of showstoppers, from Cabaret, Chicago, New York, New York, Kiss of the Spider Woman and more.
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
All That Jazz: A Symphonic Celebration of Kander & Ebb
Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, May 16, 2014 at 8 p.m. – Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall (JMSH)
Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8 p.m. – JMSH
Sunday, May 18, 2014 at 3 p.m. – JMSH
Jack Everly, conductor
Nikki Renée Daniels
Joseph Perkins, Jr.
Christine Colquitt Thacker
Tickets range from $29 to $94 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.
Kander & Ebb
The creative partnership of Kander and Ebb is one of the longest-running and most successful in the history of Broadway. Creating music together for about four decades, the duo is best known for their bold and brassy style. Their rise to fame came in 1966 with Cabaret, an examination of fascism in pre-war Berlin, which went on to earn them seven Tony Awards, including Best Musical. They also composed a number of songs for actress Liza Minnelli’s Emmy-winning television special produced by Ebb, Liza with a Z. In 1975, they launched Chicago which was largely overlooked during its original run but was revived to massive success two decades later. In 1977, they scored Martin Scorsese's film musical New York, New York; the title song later became a signature hit for Frank Sinatra as well as the Big Apple's unofficial theme. Kander and Ebb are best known for their bold and brassy style. Their rise to fame was 1966’s Cabaret, which ignited their popularity and multiple Tony Award wins. In 1997, Kander and Ebb were recipients of the 21st annual Kennedy Center Honors.
Jack Everly, conductor
Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Baltimore and Indianapolis Symphony Orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and National Arts Centre Orchestra (Ottawa), and the Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS. He has been on stage with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall and appears regularly with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. His frequent guest conducting engagements includes the orchestras of Pittsburgh, Ft. Worth, Edmonton, Oklahoma City and Toronto.
Mr. Everly is the Music Director of Yuletide Celebration, now a 26-year tradition. These theatrical symphonic holiday concerts are presented annually in December in Indianapolis and are seen by more than 40,000 concert-goers. Mr. Everly led the ISO in its first Pops recording that included three of his own arrangements, Yuletide Celebration: Volume One.
Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Mr. Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he has teamed with Marvin Hamlisch in Broadway shows that Mr. Hamlisch scored including,The Goodbye Girl, They’re Playing Our Song, and A Chorus Line. He conducted Carol Channing hundreds of times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.
Mr. Everly has conducted the songs for Disney’s animated classic, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, and led the Czech Philharmonic on the recordings: In the Presence, featuring tenor Daniel Rodriguez and Sandi Patty’s 2011 release Broadway Stories. He also conducted the critically praised Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Broadway’s Jule Styne, and was music director for numerous Broadway cast recordings.
In 1998, Jack Everly created the Symphonic Pops Consortium serving as Music Director. The Consortium, based in Indianapolis, produces new theatrical pops programs, and in the past twelve years more than 235 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the U.S. and Canada.
Maestro Everly holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. When not on the podium or arranging, Maestro Everly indulges in his love for films, Häagen-Dazs, and a pooch named Max.