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Jack Everly

Principal Pops Conductor

Jack Everly is the Principal Pops Conductor of the Indianapolis and Baltimore symphony orchestras, Naples Philharmonic Orchestra and the National Arts Centre Orchestra. He has conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, the San Francisco Symphony, and numerous appearances with The Cleveland Orchestra at Blossom Music Center. This season, Everly will conduct over 90 performances in more than 22 North American cities.

Celebrating his 10th anniversary as Music Director of the National Memorial Day Concert and A Capitol Fourth on PBS, Everly proudly leads the National Symphony Orchestra in these patriotic celebrations on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol. These concerts attract hundreds of thousands of attendees, and the broadcasts reach millions of viewers and represent some of the highest-rated programming on PBS.

Everly is the also Music Director of the IPL Yuletide Celebration, an over 30-year tradition. He led the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra in its first pops recording, Yuletide Celebration, Volume One, which included three of his own orchestrations Some of his other recordings include In The Presence, featuring the Czech Philharmonic and Daniel Rodriguez; Sandi Patty’s Broadway Stories; the soundtrack to Disney’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame; and Everything’s Coming Up Roses: The Complete Overtures of Jule Styne.

Originally appointed by Mikhail Baryshnikov, Everly was conductor of the American Ballet Theatre (ABT) for 14 years, where he served as Music Director. In addition to his ABT tenure, he teamed with Marvin Hamlisch on Broadway shows that Hamlisch scored. He conducted Carol Channing many times in Hello, Dolly! in two separate Broadway productions.

Everly, a graduate of the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University, is a recipient of the 2015 Indiana Historical Society Living Legends Award and holds an Honorary Doctorate of Arts from Franklin College in his home state of Indiana. He is a proud resident of the Indianapolis community and, when not on the podium, you can find Everly at home with his family.