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Jack Everly and the BSO SuperPops Present The Golden Age of Black & White, Oct. 11-14
Baltimore, Md. (September 25, 2012) - The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly kick off the 2012-13 SuperPops Concert series with a blast from the past in the upcoming concert The Golden Age of Black & White on Thursday, October 11 at 8 p.m. at the Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 12 at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 13 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, October 14 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The Golden Age of Black & White, featuring a-cappella group Chapter 6 with soloists Karen Murphy and Kirsten Scott, celebrates the music of the 1950s with game show and TV themes and a salute to the birth of rock n' roll. Please see below for complete program details.
In an added twist, on Friday evening's performance at the Meyerhoff, patrons can get their very own black and white, 1950's-themed photo taken in a Booth-o-Rama Photobooth! Photo strips will instantly print out, and photos will be available online on the morning of Saturday, October 13. For more information, visit Booth-o-Rama.com.
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.
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 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 CDs: In the Presence, featuring Daniel Rodriguez and Sandi Patty's 2011 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 12 years more than 235 performances of SPC programs have taken place across the U.S. and Canada.
When not on the podium or arranging, Maestro Everly indulges in his love for films, Häagen-Dazs, and a pooch named Max.
Chapter 6, vocalists
Chapter 6 is a professional a-cappella ensemble from Illinois. Comprised of six vocalists and one arranger, Chapter 6 is the only vocal ensemble to win both The International Competition of Collegiate A Cappella (2001) and the prestigious National Harmony Sweepstakes (2004). Among subsequent honors, Chapter 6 has appeared with The National Symphony Orchestra at The Kennedy Center, and was featured on American Idol: Season 7 in conjunction with band mate Luke Menard's Top 16 run.
Chapter 6 has toured the United States, Canada and Hong Kong, performing in a wide variety of venues. Their self-produced show features a light-hearted, high-energy blend of pop/jazz harmonies that is sure to bring spontaneous bursts of applause and laughter. Engaging performances feature a diverse repertoire of American popular music, from Gershwin to Stevie Wonder, as well as original songs ranging from the comical, Lost in Canada, to the personal, God's Love. In addition, clever medleys, including The Wizard of Oz, entertain music lovers of all ages. Their signature, six-minute version of the classic MGM film earned them a Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award (2005).
Capturing their unique sound in the studio, their self-distributed albums have sold over 45,000 copies: A-cappella 101 (1999), Chapter 6: Live (2001), ChristmasTime (2002), Swing Shift (2004) and With the Windows Down (2008). Their much-anticipated live DVD, Chapter 6 In Concert, was released in 2005. In 2007, Chapter 6 arranged and recorded jingles for XMG Corporation's Winning Colors Multi-Cleaner. In 2008, select recordings were made available for online download via major distributors.
Karen Murphy, vocalist
Karen Murphy's Broadway credits include: A Little Night Music, 9 to 5 as Margaret, the "atta girl" drunk, All Shook Up, 42nd Street, Titanic, King David and A Christmas Carol. Off Broadway: My Vaudeville Man (2009 Drama Desk nomination for Lead Actress), Showtune, Forbidden Broadway, Zombie Prom, Hysterical Blindness, L'Amour, The Merrier! Regional theater: Urinetown, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, My Fair Lady, Showboat, Damn Yankees, Side by Side by Sondheim. Tours: Mary Poppins, White Christmas, The Wizard of Oz and Les Misérables. Recordings: Torchgoddess, Forbidden Broadway Vol. 2 and I Won't Dance with Steve Ross. Torchgoddess.com
Kirsten Scott, vocalist
Kirsten Scott recently completed a run as Young Phyllis in the Tony nominated revival of Follies at The Ahmanson Theater, having created the role at the Kennedy Center and on Broadway. BROADWAY: Follies (original cast recording), Hairspray. Regional: Follies (Kennedy Center), Limelight (La Jolla Playhouse), Minsky's (Ahmanson Theater), Curtains (Pittsburg Civic Light Opera), Grease (Sacramento Music Circus), Thoroughly Modern Millie, A Chorus Line, Beauty and the Beast (West Virginia Public Theatre). OFF-BROADWAY: The Marvelous Wonderettes, Gemini (NY Music Theatre Festival). Ms. Scott and her husband Matthew perform together across the country and most recently debuted their new show at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, Virginia. Ms. Scott was a frequent guest soloist with the late maestro Erich Kunzel. TV: "All My Children." Ms. Scott received her BFA from the Carnegie Mellon School of Drama.
COMPLETE PROGRAM DETAILS
SuperPops Concert Series: The Golden Age of Black & White
Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8 p.m. - Music Center at Strathmore
Friday, October 12, 2012 at 8 p.m. - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall - featuring Booth-o-Rama Photobooth!
Saturday, October 13, 2012 at 8 p.m. - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 3 p.m. - Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
Jack Everly, conductor
Chapter Six, vocalists
Karen Murphy, vocalist
Kirsten Scott, vocalist
Tickets range from $28 to $63 and are available through the BSO Ticket Office, 410.783.8000 or BSOmusic.org.