Symphony Pops! 2017
Linda Lavin & Friends
Sponsored by Brightmore of Wilmington and Carolina Bay
Saturday, February 11 | 7:30 p.m.
Wilson Humanities and Fine Arts Center
(Sure to be a fantastic Valentine's date night!)
Linda Lavin returns to the Wilmington Symphony in the headlining role accompanied by pianist Billy Stritch, jazz violinist Aaron Weinstein, and drummer (and husband) Steve Bakunas. Hear selections by Rodgers and Hart, Cole Porter, Jimmy Dorsey, and more!
Also, taking a turn in the spotlight will be the inspiring performances of the winners of the Wilmington Symphony's annual Student Concerto Competition.
Please join us for an evening of great music in the style of Arthur Fiedler's Boston Pops! In his fifty-year tenure as Pops Conductor, Fiedler established the Boston Pops as a national icon. His programs were an extremely successful blend of classical and popular, - - from jazz to pop, film music to Broadway, light classics to the Great American Songbook, - - while also showcasing popular artists alongside up-and-coming young American soloists.
Still best known to the public as the star of the 1970s sitcom “Alice,” Lavin is cherished by theatre aficionados as one of the great comic-dramatic stage stylists of her generation, a brassy yet subtle performer who has made her mark again and again over the past five decades. After emerging as a dramatic live wire in the 1960s, winning accolades in plays like Little Murders and Last of the Red Hot Lovers, she showed in 1987 she could still dominate a stage, winning a Tony Award for her performance in Neil Simon’s Broadway Bound. She did the same in 2000 with her comedic tour de force in Charles Busch’s The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife. Since then, she’s barely given a performance where at least one critic hasn’t said, “See? That’s how it’s done.”
Pre-concert Event: Music by the New Hanover High School Steel Band, plus photo booth, concessions, and mingling with friends! Festivities begin in the lobby at 6:30 p.m.