Aaron Tveit, Patti Austin & Liz Callaway Set for Pasadena POPS' Summer Finale, 9/6
Michael Feinstein and the Pasadena POPS announce the final concert of the summer with a thrilling selection of music with New York New York! on September 6 at the LA Arboretum. Grammy Award winner and multi-platinum recording artist Patti Austin, Liz Callaway (Anastasia & Cats) and Aaron Tveit (2012 film LES MISERABLES, Graceland, and Catch Me If You Can) capture the snap swagger and energy of the iconic city with Leonard Bernstein's Candide, On the Town, West Side Story and Wonderful Town; Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," "Don't Mean a Thing," "Im Beginning to See the Light," "Satin Doll," "Take the A Train," plus gems by Stephen Sondheim ("Broadway Baby" & "What More Do I Need"), Cole Porter ("I Happen to Like New York") and more.
Michael Feinstein delivers his celebrated trademark of popular standards, rare finds and a world premiere sprinkled throughout the program with Alfred Newman's 1953 arrangement of "Street Scene" from the film How to Marry A Millionare, the original 1934 Broadway arrangement of Autumn in New York, a world premiere of Oscar Levant's Nothing Sacred- restored from the original film soundtrack and music sketches and Harry Warren's American Barcarolle (first performance since 1941) and 42nd Street (recreated from his original 1932 arrangement).
The family-friendly concert will be held at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden. The grounds are open for picnicking and dining at 5:30 p.m. and performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Among many venue amenities, audiences can enjoy pre-ordered gourmet dining packages for onsite pickup from Julienne, Marston's and Claud & Co. The food court will host mouthwatering food trucks plus specialty ice creams by Choctál. The experience is now even more convenient with two full beverage centers serving fine wines, beer, coffee and soft drinks plus exclusive hotel packages for POPS patrons at Pasadena's landmark Langham Huntington Hotel. Patrons may also visit the Pasadena Humane Society's Mobile Adoption Unit, which will be on-site prior to each concert with animals in need of a forever home as part of the Pups for POPS program.
Audiences get the ultimate outdoor concert experience: large LED video screens, superior sound quality and the high-quality production value that is a signature of the Pasadena POPS. The best outdoor dinner party in town comes 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. The Arboretum is located at 301 North Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, CA. Single tickets start at $20 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.
Photo by Walter McBride