The Prescott POPS Symphony Orchestra begins its 28th season July 7 when it performs “The Music of America” at 3 p.m. in the Yavapai College Performing Arts Center YCPAC).
Music director and conductor Joe Place already is promising exceptional musical experiences during the five-concert 2019-2020 season.
“Our talented local musicians delight in bringing audiences memorable toe-tapping, under-the-breath humming experiences,” Place said. The coming season will mark Place’s fifth as head of the popular central Arizona orchestra.
Other concerts scheduled include the following:
- 3 p.m., Sunday, July 28
Magical Tour of the Movies
- 3 p.m., Sunday, September 15 Pops People and Places
- 3 p.m., Sunday, December 8
Holiday Dreams and Traditions
- 3 p.m., Sunday, February 16, 2020
Love and Laughter
All concerts are in the YCPAC auditorium.
POPS Once Again Grants Funds to Support Music In Schools
Several successful applicants from local schools that offer instrumental music to middle and high school students received $2,000 POPS grants to help support their music programs. Those grants came from contributions from local community members, businesses and organizations, combined with concert income. One of the stated missions of the POPS Symphony is to provide financial grants to qualified schools to promote instrumental music. Since its founding 28 years ago by now retired music teacher Paul Manz, the non-profit 501(C)(3) organization has distributed more than $135,000 in grants.
Season Tickets on Sale
Place said season tickets went on sale, “…early in April at the rate of five concerts for the price of four – $100.” Beginning in May, tickets for individual concerts became available.
All tickets are for reserved seats. Individual tickets are $25 for adults and $5 for youths 18 or younger.
Tickets can be purchased through the Yavapai College Box Office at 928-776-2000; or by visiting the website at www.PrescottPops.com.